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30 October 2015
Firefly, in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia Penang, will host a four-day media familiarization trip in Kota Bharu - the capital city of Kelantan- for travel agents, hoteliers and members of the media on the 9th to 12th of October. During the four-day trip, all participants – which will largely come from the northern Malaysian states – will be able to experience Kelantan’s unique cultures, traditions and the state’s famously delectable cuisine.
The participants will also get the opportunity to establish friendly ties with Kelantan travel agents via a business networking session that will take place at the Grand Riverview Hotel - which is the official hotel for this familiarization trip.
Firefly’s Chief Executive Officer, Ignatius Ong said, “Kota Bharu and the state of Kelantan hosts beautiful destinations that have a lot to offer in terms of unique experiences, culture and cuisine; and we are proud to offer the public with more opportunities to travel to and from the state with the recently added routes.”
Besides the popular tourist destinations in Kelantan such as the Siti Khadijah Market, Gunung Stong State Park (Home to one of the highest waterfalls in Malaysia), Pantai Bisikan Bayu (Beach of Whispering Breeze), and the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum; the state also boasts numerous Buddhist temples with magnificent statues of Buddha. Among them include Wat Photivihan - with the largest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia; Wat Matchimmaram - with a big sitting Buddha (second largest sitting Buddha in Southeast Asia), Wat Phothikyan Phutthakthan – which also surrounded by the longest twin dragon fence in Southeast Asia; and Wat Phikulthong - with a golden stature of a standing Buddha.
Incidentally, Firefly has recently added a Kota Bharu–Langkawi route, offering flights 3 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) and will commence on the 27th of October this year. Firefly has also increased the frequency of flights between Penang and Kota Bharu to two times daily. Ong added, “Flights to and from Penang have been increasingly popular, so to facilitate further convenience to our beloved customers, we have increased daily flights for this route.”
Firefly, Malaysia’s Premium Short-Haul Airline began operations in April 2007. Currently, it operates a fleet of 10 ATR 72-500 and 7 ATR 72-600 turboprops 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, convenient flight timings and excellent service to its passengers. On the ATR 72-500 and ATR 72-600 passengers are allowed 20kg check-in baggage allowance, provided complimentary in-flight refreshments, assigned seating and convenient city airports.