Firefly supports the FIRST 1Malaysia Paper Airplane Contest (1MPAC)

19 September 2012

Subang: Firefly is proud to be the official sponsor of the 1Malaysia Paper Airplane Contest(1MPAC), which will be held on 22 September at the National Science Centre. There is no better combination other than a renowned Malaysian airline and the first large scale paper airplane contest in Malaysia, as both of them share one common objective through this partnership which is to educate the youth, students and public on aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering. This event is also supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Firefly is an encouragingly growing organisation that makes it a point to align its goals with the right attitude that spells nothing other than the characteristics such as agility, brilliance, fun and charm.

Firefly’s CEO, Ignatius Ong said, “With this partnership, Firefly aims to promote the flying experience with Firefly, akin to the culture of paper airplane-flying, both of which are great to be experienced with family and friends. We are delighted to be part of the efforts of instilling creative innovation and knowledge on engineering and aerodynamics amongst the 1MPAC participants who comprise of students from Primary School, Secondary School and the general public.

Participants will stand a chance to win travel tickets and exclusive merchandise from Firefly when the airplane achieves the longest duration in the air.

For participation details, do visit http://www.1mpac.com.my/contestform.pd

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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