Tuesday December 16, 2008
PETALING JAYA: Travellers will be able to enjoy zero airfare for unutilised tickets put on sale by Firefly under its ‘Totally Un-fare’ promotion.
Firefly managing director Eddy Leong, who said there was an average of 40% of surplus tickets in any one flight, added that travellers would have to book their tickets at least 21 days in advanced to enjoy the promotion. However, those who travelled during peak periods, including festive seasons, and school and year-end holidays would have to pay the normal fares.
“This new fare structure is to encourage people to travel during off-peak seasons to regional and domestic destinations,”he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.
Leong said the surplus tickets would be made available based on the company’s forecast and market feedback. The cheapest deals start from RM35 one way from Subang to Penang, Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu and Langkawi. The fare is inclusive of administration fee and airport tax.
Travellers can start booking their tickets from today till Dec 23. The travel period will be between Jan 1 and April 30.
Leong also announced the removal of the fuel surcharge on tickets to all of Firefly’s destinations, both domestic and international.
Travellers are expected to save RM27 one way on fuel surcharge for domestic destinations while the fuel surcharge savings varies for international destinations.