Firefly Airline to begin Johor-Sabah flights

Firefly Sdn Bhd, the community airline, has commenced twice daily return flights between Johor Baru and Kota Kinabalu from yesterday.The budget airline said Kota Kinabalu was the second capital city in Sabah and Sarawak that Firefly was serving from its southern hub in Johor Baru.The airline launched four daily services between Johor Baru and Kuching on May 19
Managing director Datuk Eddy Leong said the Johor Baru-Kota Kinabalu route signifies an improvement in connectivity between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak and from Johor to North Asia, connecting through Kota Kinabalu.Additionally, our strong network and code sharing with Malaysia Airlines  and MASwings will further provide seamless travel to our guests and help stimulate economic growth through the tourism industry for Sabah and Johor,he said in a statement yesterday.

Leong said the seat factor on the Johor Baru-Kota Kinabalu sector inaugural flight yesterday was 98%.The good load factor was testimony to the great teamwork between Firefly and tourism agencies in Sabah and Johor in further promoting these destinations.

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