Subang – Firefly will introduce weekly scheduled charter service between Kuala Lumpur and Christmas Island in Australia from July 7. These services will be every Saturday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 9.20am and arriving at Christmas Island at 10.55am. The return flight leaves Christmas Island at 11.55am and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3.30pm. Firefly will utilise its B737-400 aircraft which has a seating capacity of 162 on this route.
The new services are a collaboration between the airline and Sunwise Nominees Pty Ltd doing business as Christmas Island Air.
Its Director, Gee Foo, said: “We are targeting both business and leisure traffic out of Kuala Lumpur. Many Permanent Residents on Christmas Island have their roots in Malaysia. Eco-tourism is also a growing segment on Christmas Island.”
Besides the new services to Christmas Island, Firefly also operates twice weekly scheduled charter services between Malacca and Penang utilising its ATR72-500 turboprop aircraft and weekly charter services to Nanning direct from Kuala Lumpur and also via Penang utilising its B737-400 aircraft.
Firefly’s CEO, Ignatius M.C. Ong, said: “Our scheduled charter services are doing well because of our excellent customer service, reasonable fee and our willingness to accommodate our clients’ flight schedules.
“We are also flexible in accommodating special requests such as customised in-flight menus, use of lounge facilities at Subang Skypark and tailor-made inflight announcements. Most requests for scheduled charter services are to stations not serviced within the Firefly network.”
Besides providing scheduled charters, the airline also offers ad-hoc charters. Clients are mainly from corporate companies who book the entire aircraft for their company outings and corporate incentive programmes.
Charter flight schedule
Kuala Lumpur – Christmas Island – Kuala Lumpur (Every Saturday)
|Flight No||Route||Departure||Arrival||Flight Time|
|FY8320||Kuala Lumpur/ Christmas Island||9.20am||10.55am||2 hours 35 min|
|FY8321||Christmas Island/ Kuala Lumpur||11.55am||3.30pm||2 hours 35 min|
For booking of seats, please email Gee Foo at firstname.lastname@example.org