12 July 2013
SUBANG – Firefly has included a newest addition to its existing fleet of 12 ATR72-500 with the new generation of ATR 72-600s. The first ATR72-600 was received at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang earlier this week and was being prep for its maiden commercial fight today. The airline is expected to receive in total the state of the art 600 series fleet of 20 aircrafts with deliveries commencing from this month onwards for the next 5-6 years.
This freshly delivered ATR72-600 is set to enter service with its first commercial flight on 12 July, 2013 at 10.30am from SkyPark Terminal, Subang to Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru. Henceforth, it will join Firefly's current network of flights and will be rotated across it all. CEO Ignatius Ong said, "We are very proud to finally operate our new ATR72-600 from Toulouse, France. The turboprop is no longer a thing of the past. It is the future for short distance air travel. This innovative and efficient product will help us to further improve guest experience and most importantly safety of our passengers".
Onboard the ferry flight home last week was our very own Captain Hussein Ishan, Captain Kamarul and Captain Zukifli (DCA) who was assigned to monitor the flight to ensure operational smoothness. There were also two of Firefly's engineers, See Hui Ping and Mohd Ridhuan Nawawi onboard on the ferry flight. "The ferry flight journey was an exciting one which brought the ferry team from South of France to Greece, Bahrain, Muscat and Maldives before touching down in our Subang home", Ong further adds.
ATR aircrafts are unrivalled in terms of passenger comfort and environmental friendliness and as a result will further improve guest experience. The new aircraft features the latest innovation 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.
As part of our efforts to continuously improve guest experience, Firefly recently introduced several self-check-in kiosks at SkyPark Terminal, Subang. Passengers are now able to use Firefly's easy self-check-in options whether it be at the convenience of their homes via web check in or at the airport via self-check-in kiosk. For a simple step by step guide on the proper usage of the kiosk, visit www.fireflyz.com.my . For more info and updates, visit our website or follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/flyfirefly) and Facebook (facebook.com/Firefly).