Sunday, June 26, 2011

Firefly to take over KL-Sibu route from MAS

Firefly will gradually take over the Kuala Lumpur-Sibu route from MAS from July 1.

The airline will continue to offer the same twice-daily flight services as MAS, which will withdraw from the route effective Aug 1.

“We have an agreement with our code share partner, Malaysia Airlines, that we will operate this route using our B737-800 aircraft and will continue to provide connectivity to other MAS' routes and services,” said Firefly managing director Datuk Eddy Leong in a statement yesterday.

Leong said they were fully aware of the concerns of travellers and travel agents from Sibu on the inavailability of passenger and baggage through-check for those with onward journey on MAS and vice versa.

“On Sept 1, our departure control system upgrade, which will allow passengers to through-check their baggage on multiple flights to their final destination, will be operational.”

Until then, he said, passengers on the Kuala Lumpur-Sibu flight would have to bear the inconvenience of checking out and re-checking-in.

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