14 April 2009
JOHOR BARU: Firefly will begin flights from Senai airport to Penang starting May 1.
It has also started offering holiday packages from here to Koh Samui, Thailand; and Penang.
The airline is also expected to increase flights on its current route from Senai to Subang to three times daily beginning next month.
Firefly marketing and communications head Angelina Fernandez said Firefly had entered into a business collaboration with travel agency Sri America Travel Corp (J) Sdn Bhd (SA Travel) to sell the holiday packages.
"Our business partnership with SA Travel will now offer Johoreans holiday packages with direct connectivity into Penang and also Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur," she said at a press conference at the Senai airport yesterday.
She added that Firefly was confident of the partnership's success because of SA Travel's local expertise, network and reputation.
Fernandez said Firefly was also optimistic about the demand for domestic and regional travel despite the present economic situation.
Meanwhile, SA Travel southern regional manager Kathryn Lee said they were excited about the partnership with Firefly.
"Koh Samui is a new holiday destination and offers a quiet and scenic getaway," she said, adding that SA Travel would offer packages to Penang, Langkawi and Koh Samui from RM399 to RM999.