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Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly  
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/cont...f5349f8-cb73c03a-22ce0000-510b81e6

Malaysia Airlines will launch new low-cost, no-frill carrier called "FireFly", which will take off in April, fare as low as RM9


The new service will use Penang as its operations base and hub, initially serving mainly destinations in northern Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand.

Firefly will link Penang to Phuket and Koh Samui seven times a week as well as Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Baru and Langkawi 14 times weekly.

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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

Another one joins the ever increasing LCC flock in SE Asia. MH will probably look to win back some of the ground it lost to Air Asia and the like. Good for the consumers.

Cheers


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

What will they use to Koh Samui? I think the runway is too short for 737s to land there, maybe they will use the 3 Fokker 50s which didn't go to FAX?
It's interesting that Bangkok Airways is now willing to share their own Koh Samui airport with more cariers, like Berjaya and now FireFly.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineMH1402 From Malaysia, joined Jun 2006, 123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 2):
What will they use

Firefly will indeed be using Fokker 50. Two of them at start



For the King and country...
User currently offlineSKY1 From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 879 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

....following the IB example with XG

For sure, this will be not the last time that a standard carrier creates a "low-cost" subsidiary.



Time flies! Enjoy life!
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 4):
....following the IB example with XG

= Iberia is hardly the trend-setter on this one. I can think of SOOOOO many more attempts prior  Wink.

Quoting SKY1 (Reply 4):
For sure, this will be not the last time that a standard carrier creates a "low-cost" subsidiary.

= For sure.

-A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 831 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

FireFly - what a name...


Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

I like the name ... could be an interesting livery.

I like the aircraft a lot less; F50s are nice, but as a low cost aircraft? No way; they should be using 737-400s.


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 64):
Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 58):
Malaysia's 4th national carrier?

New local airline to operate from Penang
The Star

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 62):
On a report that MAS was planning to set up a new domestic and regional operation using Penang as its base, Idris said MAS had submitted its application to the government to �provide a different offering� but declined to elaborate.



Quoting Isz1 (Reply 92):
first... MAS BEE, MAS B ... luckily now they go for Fire Fly ... orange is their new corporate color/image. About 18 or so ex MAS F50 cabin crew currently rated for B737/A330 already attended the briefing... did their F50 Safety Emergency Procedures class. PEN is their hub... now 1 MAS F50 already in PEN.

Old news. Discussed 16 days ago in The Malaysian Aviation Thread 2.


User currently offlineN774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 6):
FireFly - what a name...

We have a plane at AMS with that name. It's the fire trainer of the fire brigade. Big grin

http://www.pbase.com/kawa/image/10848588

Regards
N774UA



...follow his instructions, switch off at the stand.
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 8):
Old news. Discussed 16 days ago in The Malaysian Aviation Thread 2.

No one has spare time to go through 100+ posts started 16 days ago just to make sure it don't get a duplicate thread. Even the search engine is not smart enough to do so


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