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23 February 2011
PETALING JAYA: Firefly has launched its southern hub in Senai, Johor and eastern hub in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu will be increased to six times daily from the current three from May 15.
Firefly managing director Datuk Eddy Leong said the community airline was also targeting international routes from Senai and expects to commence flights to Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung in the third quarter of the year.
Bangkok will follow in the fourth quarter.
The new hub launch means Firefly now has five besides those at Subang Skypark, KL International Airport and Penang.
“Our customers will benefit from these hub locations as they will allow us to offer a wider selection of flight times,” he said.
Leong was hopeful the current development in Johor would spur economic growth as there were many up-and-coming projects that could attract more visitors annually.
“We are very motivated to kickstart our operations in Johor,” he said.