Firefly Announces New Routes

Malaysian low cost carrier Firefly has announced 2 new routes set to launch in the coming months. Using its ATR72-500 aircraft, the airline will boost its network with Kota Bharu – Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur (Subang) – Hat Yai flights.


Kota Bharu – Johor Bahru

Beginning 26 April 2012, Firefly will commence nonstop services connecting the east coast city of Kota Bharu with Johor Bahru. Citing forecasted demand from the former with the development of Iskandar Malaysia and Johor’s position as an affordable gateway to Singapore, the airline will fly the route 3 times weekly.


Flight FY 2231 will depart Sultan Ismail Petra Airport at 0830 hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving at Senai International Airport at 1010 hrs. The return flight, FY 2232, takes off from Johor Bahru at 1030 hrs to land back in Kota Bharu at 1210 hrs.


Kuala Lumpur (Subang) – Hat Yai

Firefly’s Kuala Lumpur (Subang) – Hat Yai flights launch on 16 May 2012 and will operate 4 times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Hat Yai’s shopping, food and gateway status to the Satun and Trang provinces have long been popular draws for Malaysians and the airline is counting on leisure demand from locals and international travellers combining Malaysia and Thailand in their itineraries.


Flight FY 3614 takes off from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at 1200 hrs, landing at Hat Yai International Airport at 1220 hrs. The aircraft then operates the return leg, FY 3615, departing Hat Yai at 1250 hrs and arriving back in Kuala Lumpur at 1520 hrs.


Launched in April 2007 and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, Firefly operates a fleet of modern ATR72-500 turboprop aircraft based out of 2 hubs in Kuala Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and Penang’s Bayan Lepas International Airport. Convenient connections to various destinations (many of which are smaller cities and towns otherwise beyond the reach of most travellers) in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand bring communities closer and help boost local economies through trade and tourism.


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