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Firefly rewards top spenders

12 April 2012

Spending RM20,540 on a holiday package from Firefly Holiday really paid off for Wong Yin Chong who walked away today with a Firefly Family Gift Set worth RM12,000. He was Firefly Holiday’s overall top spender at the recent MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur held last month. He spent a total of RM20,450 on travel packages to Koh Samui for a group of 14.

The family gift set comprises two return tickets to Bangkok on Malaysia Airlines, four tickets to Koh Samui, a two day/ one night hotel stay at Le Méridien Koh Samui Hotel & Spa courtesy of Firefly Holiday, two limited edition Firefly Jet aircraft models, Johor Premium Outlets vouchers worth RM400, two Santa Barbara travel bags compliments of AmBank and BHP fuel vouchers worth RM100 from BHPetrol.

Wong said: “I was surprised to receive a phone call from Firefly staff last week informing me of my winnings. The plan is to treat the family to a holiday in Thailand and use this opportunity to spend quality time with them. Thank you, Firefly.”

The highest daily spenders, Yap Phei Yee and Melvin Chong, each received two return flight tickets to Saigon and Jakarta respectively on Malaysia Airlines, valued at RM14,000.

Firefly’s Head of Marketing & Communications, Angelina C Fernandez said: “We had been participating annually at MATTA Fair since 2008 and we look forward to seeing repeat and new visitors at the fair next year. Rest assured, we will have different treats every year. This year, we gave away prizes worth a total of RM130,000 to walk-in customers who made purchases worth RM500 and above.”

Angelina C Fernandez (Middle) with Wong Yin Chong (left) and Melvin Chong.

Angelina C Fernandez (left) with Wong Yin Chong.

Background on Firefly

Firefly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, began operations in April 2007. Currently, it operates a fleet of 12 ATR 72-500 turboprop out of Penang and Subang, connecting secondary destinations within the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle as well as providing air linkages between Malaysia and Singapore.

Firefly provides incredible value as well as convenient flight timings and excellent service to its passengers. On the ATR 72-500, passengers are allowed 20kg check-in baggage allowance, provided complimentary in-flight refreshment, assigned seating and convenient city airports.

Firefly had also received numerous awards and recognition. The most recent was on November 15, 2011 when Firefly was conferred “Superbrand” status. In July 2011, Firefly’s Managing Director, Dato’ Eddy Leong had been honoured for his outstanding leadership qualities and was awarded the Global Leadership Awards for Community Airline Sector.

Awards received last year include the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Value Airline of the Year award and the Green Initiative of the Year award by Leaders in Aviation in conjunction with the Doha Aviation Summit. Firefly is also recognised as the Best Brand in Aviation for the Brand Laureate. Firefly connects with the world through Facebook and Twitter.

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