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Firefly to fly Ipoh-S'pore route from July 12

By CHRISTINA KOH

Monday June 8, 2009

IPOH: Firefly, which billed itself as "your community airline", will take off from Ipoh to Singapore route starting July 12.

The all-inclusive promotional fare is RM88 one way, going up to RM300 depending on the time of booking.

FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said the route would "open up Ipoh to the world."

The one-hour-and-20 minute flight will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays It departs here at 4.45pm, arriving at the Changi budget terminal at 6.05pm.

From Singapore, the new 72-seater aircraft takes off at 2.50pm and lands at the Sultan Azlan Shah airport here at 4.10pm.

"We have been in discussion with the Perak government since 2007 to provide accessibility to exploit the untapped and hidden treasures of Perak," Leong said after a briefing with the state, tour agents and hotel operators at the state secretariat here Monday.

He said Firefly would provide free refreshments and snacks, assigned seats and free 20kg baggage allowance for check-in baggage.

To a question, Leong said Singapore was the only destination from Ipoh for now, but added that one possibility was an Ipoh to KLIA route in the future.

The RM88 promotion is available for booking (www.fireflyz.com.my or call 03-7845 4543) from now until Oct 24.

Other Singapore destinations that Firefly would be flying are Subang (July 1), Kuala Terengganu (July 14), Kuantan (July 22) and Malacca (Sept 1).

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