Kuching, Sarawak: In the spirit of Christmas, Firefly, Your Community Airline invited 30 children from Rumah Kanak‐Kanak Kuching for a Christmas treat with Santa Claus held in conjuction with the opening of its Airport Ticketing Office (ATO) at Kuching International Airport today.
The children arrived with full of excitement and joy for the event. They were greeted by Santa Claus and Firefly’s Station Manager of Kuching, who then handed out Christmas presents from Firefly Sdn Bhd and also personal contributions of its staff. Each child had an opportunity to have a personal photo with Santa. The atmosphere at Firefly’s ATO was cheerful and joyous. The children were then tucked into a festive lunch.
Firefly’s Head of Marketing & Communications, Ms Angelina Corrina Fernandez said, “Firefly, being a Community Airline believes that it is our duty to serve the community in Kuching, hence the physical ticketing facility at the airport. We believe that it will further enhance travelling opportunities and simultaneously would further generate encouraging rate of sales and recognition of our route Kuching route. This is to serve both, the local community as well as international travellers on business or leisure”.
The presence of ticketing offices in Sarawak and Sabah is integral to Firefly’s aim to better serve its East Malaysian customers, especially those who do not have access to stable internet connection or, possess a credit or debit card.
Conveniently situated just within the doors of the departure hall, the airport ticketing office spots Firefly’s bright cheery corporate colours. In addition to selling tickets, merchandise and other add‐on products and services such as in‐flight meals or Standard and Premium sets of services, friendly and efficient Firefly staff are also ready to help passengers change their flight details, re‐print flight itineraries and answer queries on our routes, frequencies, services and destinations.
Firefly will begin its operations on January 15, 2011 from the Main Terminal Building of KLIA to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu twice daily, and from January 24, 2011, four times daily and three times daily respectively. The latest all‐in fare promotion is RM59 one way for travel period of 5 January to 31 March, 2011. Booking period will end on 31 December, 2010.
To reach Firefly’s airport ticketing office in Kuching call +6 082 463055 or visit fireflyz.com.my for booking or ticket details.
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.