jimyvr
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Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:27 pm

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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BigTom
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:46 pm

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.

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MEA-707
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:30 am

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.
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MH1402
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:04 am

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

Firefly will indeed be using Fokker 50. Two of them at start
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SKY1
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:16 am

....following the IB example with XG

For sure, this will be not the last time that a standard carrier creates a "low-cost" subsidiary.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:28 am

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.

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YLWbased
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:04 am

FireFly - what a name...
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kaitak
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:10 am

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.
 
9MMAR
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:14 am

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.
 
N774UA
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:26 am

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

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jimyvr
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Launch LCC - FireFly

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:29 am

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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