Monday, August 01, 2011

MAS and Firefly jointly increase capacity on KL-Sandakan route

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and its fully-owned unit, Firefly, have increased passenger seat capacity on the Kuala Lumpur-Sandakan route to meet the increase in demand for leisure travel between the two cities.

In a joint statement today, they said Firefly would commence twice daily non-stop services between the the two cities effective today using the latest 189-seater B737-800 aircraft, to offer 2,646 seats weekly in each direction.

Meanwhile, MAS would offer once daily KL-Sandakan flight via Kota Kinabalu and twice daily Sandakan-KL flights via Kota Kinabalu using its 144-seater B737-400 aircraft, it said.

MAS executive vice president for commercial stratevy, Datuk Dr Amin Khan, said both airlines had teamed up to improve connectivity and capacity between the two cities as there was potential for increased leisure and holiday travel on this route.

The statement said MAS and Firefly would offer a maximum capacity of 3,654 seats weekly for KL-Sandakan route and 4,662 seats for Sandakan-KL.

Meanwhile in SANDAKAN, Firefly Managing Director Datuk Eddy Leong said the company was eyeing to fly 100,000 passengers yearly on its new KL–Sandakan route.

"Mainly, we are targeting to attract tourists, both domestic and international," he told reporters.

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