Firefly Reaches Fifth Destination in Sumatera
15 May 2009
Subang, 15 May 2009 - Firefly, Your Community Airline now flies to Padang, West Sumatera of Indonesia, marking its second new route from Subang this month, and its fifth destination in Sumatera since the beginning of operations.
The inaugural flight departed Skypark Subang Terminal at 10.30 am on FY 3435 at full load and was greeted by Padang's Secretary of State Bapak Marlis Rahman upon arrival at the Minangkabau International Airport. Invited guest of honor on board the first flight from Subang was Deputy Tourism Selangor EXCO Y.B. Edward Lee, and the Malaysian media together with Firefly's Head of Marketing & Communications, Angelina Fernandez
In a press conference following arrival, Angelina said that despite the current economic condition, Firefly is optimistic about the demand for travel especially, regionally and domestically.
"People are looking for ways to save yet still travel. The options for travel is shifting, from long haul to short haul, from international to regional, and from regional to domestic. Firefly's answer to this is to provide more destination options at affordable price, whilst providing all the travel convenience one needs." she elaborated.
She added that "Malaysia has many offerings as a holiday destination and also a destination for business, health and education. With that said we are pleased to have the Padang media with us on Firefly's return flight to Kuala Lumpur, whom is working together with us in promoting Malaysia for these reasons.
"Together with Tourism Selangor, the media representatives from Padang will experience Malaysia's culture and hospitality, on top of Malaysia's offerings of medical and educational tourism. In doing so, the media representatives from Padang will be on a 3D2N tour around Selangor, hosted by Tourism Selangor. After which, we look forward to welcoming more Padang nationals into Malaysia,"
She ended by saying that "Firefly is very positive of our new routes in Sumatera. Our direct point to point connection offers more than convenience and that is value for money. Padang is quite well known in Malaysia for their famous cuisine and likewise, Malaysian cuisine is also very well sought after by our neighbors in Padang. In our effort to promote Padang, our media friends from Malaysia were welcomed by Raun Tours and were brought along for a 3D2N tour, discovering the many offerings of Padang and Bukit Tinggi,"
"With both Malaysia and Padang in the picture, holiday makers will have more to choose from with Firefly."
Firefly is currently running an introductory promotional fare for Padang flights from RM 88 per way. The fares are already available for booking for travel period from now till 24 October 2009. For booking details, please visit www.fireflyz.com.my
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