Firefly will take over the Kuala Lumpur-Sibu route currently served by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), its codeshare partner, from 1 July. The Malaysian low-cost carrier will continue to offer the same twice daily services as MAS which will withdraw from the route from August.
Firefly’s Managing Director, Eddy Leong, said; “We have an agreement with our codeshare partner, Malaysia Airlines that we would operate this route utilising our B737-800 aircraft and will continue to provide connectivity to other Malaysia Airlines routes and services. We also took into account the needs of business and leisure travellers and scheduled our flight timings accordingly.”
Leong added that from 1 September a new system upgrade will allow passengers to through-check their baggage on multiple flights on MAS to their final destination. Until then, passengers on the KL-Sibu route with onward journeys will have to recheck-in at airport.