Tuesday June 9, 2009
IPOH: Firefly, which billed itself as "Your Community Airline", will fly the Ipoh-Singapore route starting July 12.
The all-inclusive promotional fare is RM88 one way.
New routes: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (second from left) shaking hands with Leong at the State Secretariat in Ipoh yesterday. With them are (from left) adviser to the Mentri Besar on Chinese affairs Datuk Chang Ko Youn, state executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon and adviser of Indian affairs Datuk S. Veerasingam.
FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said the route would open up Ipoh to the world.
The 80-minute flight will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. It departs Ipoh 4.45pm, arriving at the Changi budget terminal at 6.05pm.
From Singapore, the new 72-seater aircraft takes off at 2.50pm and lands at the Sultan Azlan Shah airport here at 4.10pm.
"We have been in discussion with the Perak Government since 2007 to provide accessibility to exploit the untapped and hidden treasures of Perak," Leong said after a briefing with the state officials, tour agents and hotel operators yesterday.
Leong said Firefly would provide free refreshments and snacks, assigned seats and free 20kg baggage allowance for check-in baggage.
The RM88 promotion is available for booking (www.fireflyz.com.my or call 03-7845 4543) from now until Oct 24.