4 July 2013
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Firefly (www.fireflyz.com.my) today will be delivering its first brand new ATR 72-0600 turbo-prop aircraft from Avions de Transport Regional G.I.E (ATR).
"We have been looking forward to this day for quite some time now. We are thrilled to finally receive our new aircraft. Our exclusive ATR 72 fleet has allowed us to develop a unique high frequency network out of Subang, Penang and Johor Bahru, which greatly benefits Firefly. It has also benefitted our Malaysian communities, the economy as well as the rest of the population in the Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (ISMT-GT)", says Ignatius Ong, Chief Executive Officer of Firefly.
ATR has partnered with Firefly's parent company (Malaysia Airlines) for the past 5 years and both Firefly and MAS are satisfied with the outstanding performance and commercial results the ATR 72 has provided. The new turbo-prop aircraft will enable Firefly to further expand their regional offering by adding new routes, frequencies and connectivity to the ASEAN network.
Ong further adds, "The purchase of this new aircraft is part of our growth and expansion plan as well as our continuous effort to serve customers better. ATR aircrafts are unrivalled in terms of passenger comfort and environmental friendliness. This will further improve guest experience".
The new aircraft features the latest innovation in terms of passenger comfort, with the award-winning Armonia cabin designed by world-renowned Italian design house Giugiaro Design and equipped with new slim-line seats with soft leather, larger overhead bins and appealing LED lighting.
Firefly currently operates a fleet of 12 ATR 72-500 aircrafts which operates within the Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand growth triangle (ISMT-GT). The airline is expected to receive a total of 20 aircrafts with deliveries commencing from mid-2013 to end-2019.
Firefly's ATR 72-600 will begin operations with its first commercial flight to Johor Bahru from SkyPark Terminal, Subang on 12 July, 2013. For more info and updates, visit our website www.fireflyz.com.my or follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/flyfirefly) and Facebook (facebook.com/Firefly).