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Firefly opens brand-new ticketing office in Kota Kinabalu to offer greater convenience

14 January 2010

Kota Kinabalu: Firefly, Your Community Airline, opened its latest city ticketing office in Api-Api Centre, a popular local mall, to ensure low fares are easily accessible to Sabahans.

According to Firefly’s Head of Marketing & Communications, Ms Angelina Corrina Fernandez, Api-Api Centre was an ideal location because of the convenience it offers customers. “Our latest city ticketing office in Kota Kinabalu is within walking distance of major hotels and serviced apartments, easily accessible via public transportation and surrounded by ample parking options. If you don’t have access to credit or debit cards and stable internet connection or just prefer dealing with our friendly staff, drop by the office; we’re ready to serve you.”

Firefly is also committed to ensuring its customers enjoy incredible value with the lowest fares. According to Fernandez: “Firefly’s Boeing 737-800 operations will focus on offering unbeatable value at the lowest fares. This is made possible by our decision to use the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with its blended winglets that lower fuel burn and 189-seat capacity, which has allowed us to achieve one of the lowest cost of available seat per kilometre (CASK) among our competitors. We also have the advantage of leveraging on our parent company Malaysia Airlines’ infrastructure such as maintenance engineers and ground-handling operations to keep costs even lower.

“The savings gained is passed on to our passengers in the form of low fares and high-quality flight experience that includes aerobridge services – hence our decision to fly from Terminal 1 in Kota Kinabalu International Airport and land in the Main Terminal Building of KL International Airport. You don’t have to cross the tarmac under the hot sun to board our planes.”

To mark this important milestone, Firefly organised fun activities at the office premises that included a Lucky Dip for walk-in customers who showed up with completed cut-out coupons published in local newspapers days earlier: prizes included return “zero-fare” fare tickets for flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur and discount coupons for merchandise purchase.

Firefly will begin its operations from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur twice daily on January 15. From 24 January, 2011 the frequency will increase to three times daily. One of the key features of the B737-800 operations is that passengers can enjoy even greater savings with the Standard and Premium sets of services that let passengers buy several add-on services at low prices.

For example, the Standard set comprises an in-flight-meal, bottle of mineral water, 15+5kg of checked baggage allowance and Preferred Seat selection, and costs RM38 only, which is 40 percent lower than if the add-on services were bought individually.

The latest all-in fare promotion for the Kota Kinabalu–Kuala Lumpur route is RM59 one way for the travel period of 17 January to 15 May, 2011; booking period will end on 16 January, 2011. This promo fare is sold online as well as at this ticketing office, located at Lot 2-0-3, Ground Floor, Api-Api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Flight Schedule for Kota Kinabalu- Kuala Lumpur route:

From 15th of January 2011:
RouteFrequencyFlight NoDepartureArrivalFly Time
KUL - BKIDailyFY 50206:5509:302:35
KUL - BKIDailyFY 52819:1521:502:35
BKI - KULDailyFY 50110:0012:252:25
BKI - KULDailyFY 52722:2000:452:25
From 24th of January 2011:
RouteFrequencyFlight NoDepartureArrivalFly Time
KUL – BKI DailyFY 51413:0515:402:35
BKI - KULDailyFY 51316:1018:352:25

Background on Firefly

Firefly began its operations in 2007 and operates a fleet of seven ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft, which in 2011 will increase to a total of 10 aircraft. It currently flies to 19 cities and operates 24 routes within Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

Firefly recently announced the next chapter of its growth with the introduction of its jet aircraft operations with a new fleet of Boeing 737-800 which will operate from the Main Terminal Building of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) starting Jan 2011.

Firefly won the “2010 Frost & Sullivan Value Airline of the Year” award and recently the “Green Initiative of the Year 2010” award by Leaders in Aviation Award in conjunction with the Doha Aviation Summit 2010.

Firefly is found to be the first company in Malaysia and the second airline in the world to have a page on Foursquare, the location-based social network that enables travellers to discover useful travel tips near their airports or destinations. For more interesting facts and tips, visit http://foursquare.com/flyfirefly to meet up with friends, discover new places and unlock rewards as you travel. Firefly also connects with the community via Facebook, Twitter & Blog.

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