17-Jan-2011 10:52 AM

Firefly to add more ATRs to fleet

Firefly has set a 3.0 million-passenger target in 2011 with the introduction of its B737-800 fleet, together with an increase in ATR aircraft to 10 (The Borneo Post/Bernama, 15/16-Jan-2011). Firefly plans to have seven B737-800 aircraft this year and 30 by 2015. It is expected to receive one ATR aircraft by the end of Jan-2011 and another four by 2012. The carrier's marketing and communications head, Angelina Corrina Fernandez said its 10 ATRs are serving destinations suspended earlier when the airline was lacking aircraft. "With the additional ATRs we are looking at in 2011 and 2012, we will be adding additional frequencies," she said. From 24-Jan-2011, its twice daily Kuala Lumpur-Kuching service will increase to four times daily, and its twice daily Kuala Lumpur-Kota Kinabalu services will increase to three times daily. - see route changes table for more information.