SUBANG: Firefly’s inaugural flight to Nanning in Southern China commenced yesterday.The twice weekly charter services will comprise direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nanning every Sunday and flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nanning via Penang every Thursday.
These services are a collaboration between Firefly and Guangxi China International Travel Service utilizing Firefly’s B737-400 aircraft with a passenger capacity of 162 seats.Guangxi China International Travel Service Charter Flight Co-ordinator, Eugene Lim, said this was the company’s second collaboration with Firefly for scheduled charter services to Nanning. The first collaboration was last year with seven schedule charter services mounted between 19 November and 31 December.
Lim said: “We like working with Firefly as they exhibit a high level of professionalism, provide a timely and reliable service and are fast to respond to changing market demands”.Firefly’s CEO, Ignatius Ong, said: “Nanning is our first foray into China. We see demand for both leisure and business travel. We are also exploring the possibilities of flying to more cities in China using our B737 aircraft.”Currently, Firefly is the only airline to provide direct link between Malaysia and Nanning. This direct connection saves time as previously, travellers would have to fly about six hours to get to Nanning via Guangzhou or Hong Kong.
Charter flight schedule
Kuala Lumpur – Penang – Nanning (Every Thursday)
|Flight No||Route||Departure||Arrival||Flight Time|
|FY8350||Kuala Lumpur – Penang
Penang – Nanning
3 hrs 10 min
|FY8351||Nanning – Penang
Penang – Kuala Lumpur
|3 hrs 10 min
Kuala Lumpur – Nanning (Every Sunday)
|FY8352||Kuala Lumpur – Nanning||9.40am||1.25pm||3 hrs 45 min|
|FY8353||Nanning – Kuala Lumpur||2.25pm||5.55pm||3 hrs 30 min|