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Monday, December 15, 2014

Rayani Air.

Rayani Air is a Malaysian start-up that plans to commence operations in Jan-2015 from its hub at Malacca Batu Berendum Airport to the domestic destinations of Penang, Langkawi, Kota Baharu, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu. The 'boutique airline' intends to assist in increasing leisure traffic to Malacca, a state heavily dependant on the tourism industry. Rayani Air then hopes to expand to provide regional services to centres such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Medan. The start-up will reportedly receive support from the Malacca State Government in the form of compensation if there is a shortfall in passengers on the airline's services. Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron however ruled out the idea of taking an equity stake in the airline. Rayani Air plans to operate Fokker 50 turboprop equipment.

Corporate Address
No 22 - 1A Blok 2, Jalan Pahat G 15G,
Dataran Otomobil,
Seksyen 15, Shah Alam,
Selangor,
40200,
Malaysia
Website
http://www.rayaniair.com/
Main hub
Malacca Batu Berendum Airport
Country
Malaysia
Melaka International Airport.
Recently Rayani Air has 10,000 free ticket to any of their destination to be given away in 
Kota Bharu Trade Center .


Rayani Air is the latest local Malaysian airline that will be operating out from the Melaka International Airport (MKZ) somewhere late in Q4 2014. This project which has not much information apart that they already have an official Facebook and Twitter page is quite interesting to see how a new airline is going to enter the now challenging budget airline industry on Malaysia. From reading the Rayani Air Facebook page, we understand that Rayani Airline will fly from Melaka to Kota Baru (Kelantan), Langkawi (Kedah), Penang, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) and Kuching (Sarawak) but again, no other available information on flight dates, prices and so on.
An inaugural flight for Rayani Air is supposed to take place somewhere in August 2014 too. As for the aircraft Rayani Air is using, it looks like a former MAS Boeing B737-400 plane with seat configuration of a single class with 169 seats.The current ‘Tag Line’ for them is also – Rayani Air – Come Let’s Fly while the contact address for the company is in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Currently, only this information is obtained while there is much speculation going on about who owns the airlines, is it a joint-venture with an Indonesian businessman, is the former Melaka chief minister involved in this and so on. Therefore, until further information is gathered, we can still continue to speculate but we at Airline News Asia will publish whatever concrete news that makes the mainstream media when it comes out.


 
 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Retires Boeing 737-400 from its fleet.

The move by Malaysia Airlines to retire all its Boeing 737-400 passenger aircraft will see the average age of its fleet dip from 4.7 years to 4.35 years.The Boeing 737-400 entered MAS' fleet in May 1992, and at one point 54 aircraft were in service, making the company the largest operator of the model outside the United States .The last Malaysia Airlines  Boeing 737-400 was retired on Saturday.
 Above: photos from my album Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400 in Kuching Airport airspace.22 years is a long time. It really shows how reliable the 734s are.
News coverage are everywhere on the final day of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400..for example HERE and HERE.
Boeing 737-400 It's an awesome flying machine and very very reliable.I'll definitely miss her .



Monday, April 22, 2013

Malindo Air "It's One Month Anniversary'.

Exceptional Flying Experience at unrivaled value. 50,000 esteemed travelers flown with us, and counting. How about you? say MALINDO AIR to-day.
Congratulations to Malindo Air...
Previously,the AirAsia known for it's lower price.few years back peoples make a comparison between AirAsia and Malaysia Airline (MAS) in fact,the comparison is not fair because this two airlines have different category.MAS for example is a full services airline that flies many large or wide bodied aircraft to a destination around the World where by Air Asia Airline is a budget no frill airline that is manly a regional carrier in South east Asia that flies only medium size aircraft e.g AirBus 320 and Boeing737.
With the introduction of new airline 'Malindo Air' the people now started to compare between this two in fact many says Malindo Air posing threats to both MAS and AirAsia and even Fireflys Airline (MAS sister company).The emergence of the new hybrid airline, the first of its kind, named Malindo Air, in Malaysia may pose threats not only to Malaysia Airlines but also to AirAsia. Malindo offers full service with its brand new B737-900ER complete with IFE and WiFi onboard, surprisingly at a cost lower than AirAsia, something that most of us, the paying passengers are looking forward too.
But the question is, how long can this business model sustain in the long run, while we know for sure that the airline industry is the most sensitive and most affected during vicious cycle of economic downturn, pandemic and force majeure. While common perception may thought it is not sustainable, the costs of these “Passenger Experience” may not be substancial as many would have thought it could be. There are many other primary costs of airline operations, whether direct or indirect which through attentive productivity and efficiency may well contributed to great cost reductions. This is however, remain a question until it can be truly and practically proven that these cost reductions are able to compensate the costs of the “Passenger Experience”.



Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Airlines In Malaysia and GE13.

Malaysia's 13th General Election


Parliament Dissolved date: 3 April 2013 (Wednesday)

Nomination date: 20 April 2013 (Saturday)

Polling / Voting date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)

Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof had just announced that the polling date for the 13th general election is on the 5th of May while nomination of candidates is on the 20th of April 2013.

Earlier, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had dissolved Parliament on 3rd of April 2013.

This 13th general election will see 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats being contested nationwide with the exception of Sarawak's state seats.
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A friend of mind said I need not vote because I was overseas and why should I have to give up my right to vote just because I happen to be out of  the country? Just because I didn't live in Malaysia does not mean I do not care about what happen in Malaysia. I strongly belive that people who doesn't vote shouldn't complain voting should be compulsory for anyone that is eligible.It is not a matter of YES,NO ,maybe well,Let us see it's an important voice that should be heard.
Special Airline (in Malaysia) deals in conjunction with GE13.
More info HERE
Special AIRASIA deal  HERE 
For booking of Malindo Air  HERE 
I yet to see our local  Sabah Sarawak MASwings have a special promo ticket for GE13  but our MALAYSIA AIRLINE ,, say YES they have.

Let us all, at home or abroad, consider our right to vote as a sacred duty of our citizenship. We need to do our part to ensure we fulfill our duty come every election.

 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Malaysia Airlines New Airbus A380 Plane Picture - Sneak Preview

Malaysia Airlines New Airbus A380 Plane Picture - Sneak Preview
Malaysia Airlines New Airbus A380 Plane Picture - Sneak Preview of the air plane going through the 60% building phase. As you can see the body is in its original green and yellow coating and yet to be painted. The tail fin has already been fitted and painted with the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) logo. I was on an invitation to the Airbus Factory in Toulouse, France to witness the building process of the A380-800 plane at the at the Jean-Luc Lagardere station. While here, I also visited the delivery section where another Malaysia Airline Airbus A330 plane was ready for collection. The new Airbus A380 is one of the 6 planes which was ordered back in 2003 and this first unit is to be delivered by early 2012. Speculation on the routes are yet to be confirmed but it is most likely that the A380 will be used for the KL - London route. As for the interior design and seating capacity, tentatively it is set at 508 seats with a surprise for the business and first class seating design.  

 To read more just log on to this website MALAYSIA ASIA this travel blog site is created by David Jr.

Malaysia Asia, a travel blog site by David J

credit to David Jr of Malaysia Asia. 

NEWS...

Firefly To Operate Kuala Lumpur To Sibu Route Effective July 1




SUBANG – Firefly, a fully owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, will gradually take over Kuala Lumpur – Sibu route from Malaysia Airlines, its code share partner, from July 1.
Firefly will continue to offer the same twice daily services as Malaysia Airlines which will withdraw from this route effective August 1.
Firefly’s managing director, Dato’ Eddy Leong, said: “We have an agreement with our code share 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. Travellers can purchase flights from Firefly’s website and other distribution channels such as our call centres and ticketing offices in the airports and in the cities. Travel agents also have the option of making purchase through the Global Distribution System listed under MH9000 series.
 
“We are fully aware of the concerns of travellers and travel agents from Sibu on the unavailability of passenger and baggage through-check for those with onward journey with Malaysia Airlines and vice versa and are working towards addressing this.
“On September 1, our departure control system upgrade which will allow passengers to through-check their baggage on multiple flights to their final destination will be operational. We will be able to offer all our passengers seamless travel with Malaysia Airlines on all departure points and end destinations.
 “Unfortunately, for the interim period until the upgrade is completed, passengers on the Kuala Lumpur - Sibu flight with onward journeys on Malaysia Airlines will have to bear the inconvenience of checking out and recheck-in at the check-in counter.
 
“The good news is that we offer guaranteed lowest fares. This translates to cost savings when travellers on the Kuala Lumpur – Sibu route choose Firefly.
“Additionally, they can opt for more savings when they purchase our bundled sets of services which include in-flight meals, seat selection and checked baggage allowance.
“Seasonal travellers on Kuala Lumpur – Sibu route will be happy to note that they will continue to enjoy the same benefits they were used to on Malaysia Airlines as we will continue to offer premium facilities such as aerobridges for their comfort and safety.”

FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Kuala Lumpur – Sibu/ Sibu – Kuala Lumpur
Effective 1 July 2011
 
Flight No Route Departure Arrival Flight Time
 
FY 660 KUL/ SBW  07:20 09:15 1:55
 
FY 664  KUL/ SBW  18:40  20:35 1:55
 
FY 661 SBW/ KUL 09:45 11:35 1:50
 
FY 665 SBW/ KUL 21:05 22:55 1:50
                


By : Nazreen Tajul Arif
Source : Marketing & Communications Department, Firefly




 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Peanuts on a plane.

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Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-related death, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Given that, is it responsible for airlines to continue serving their passengers peanuts on planes?

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Some say it’s about time the government takes action to protect passengers with allergies. Others say it’s an infringement of their rights to eat whatever they want, whenever they want.In Malaysia for example..they wanted to ban the sell of nasi lemak in school canteen.

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Mas is good to me..they give me free salted peanuts...Many airlines have already voluntarily replaced peanuts on their snack menu with cookies, pretzels, chips, etc. What about our National carrier Malaysia Airline?.

What do you think?

And to those of you who enjoy snacking on cashews, almonds and peanuts in-flight (full disclosure: I am one of them) — would you mind giving up your nuts when you fly?....I'm not a nut hehehe..enjoy your flight people.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Malaysia Airlines Airbus 330-300 Aircraft.

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The new Airbus A330-300 is the first of 15 aircrafts to be delivered to Malaysia Airlines over the next four years as part of its fleet renewal program.

 

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Customers of Malaysia Airlines to and from Brisbane will be able to experience the latest state of the art product when the award winning carrier introduces the new Airbus 330-300 aircraft on this route. The new flight will commence operations effective 20 April 2011 from Kuala Lumpur.

The new interior will include mood lighting in all cabins and spacious overhead baggage compartments. The new A330-300 has a total capacity of 283 seats, 36 seats in Business class and 247 seats in Economy class. All seats will be equipped with AC power supply and USB port for laptops and electronic equipment.Customer comfort is important to us as it provides an enhanced experience. The sophisticated features and interiors of the new A330-300, with the new Business Class, offers comfortable angled lie flat seats, fold out privacy divider and six way adjustable headrest, among others, presenting the traveller with both a mini office, as well as a place to unwind .

The Economy Class cabin, features lightweight and slim design seats with four way headrest. Each seat is equipped with individual audio video on demand smart screens. The latest movies, TV programs, moving map and games will be available for both cabins.Malaysia Airlines currently operates 52 weekly flights from Australia to Malaysia and comprises of Sydney (14 flights), Melbourne (14 flights), Perth (13 flights), Adelaide (6 flights), and Brisbane.

Congratulation MH .....

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sibu Central Market gives the town its colourful character.

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I am the supporter of the firefly football team for the coming 'MSRC Inter Airline Cup 2011 held in Kuching by end of his month.All the best to fireflyz team and I understand that Dato Tony is on the player list for Air Asia Team..hahaha.

I want my friends from West Malaysia to know what to see and where to go in Sibu Town. I know most of them have booked the air ticket already...In case you haven’t seen the Sibu Central Market before, here I have few photos for your eyes and I bet they are as good as you visit Sibu yourself as firefly Airline have granted our wish from KLIA/SBW/KLIA which will commence on August 1,2011 for detail please visit

FIREFLYZ.COM.MY

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THE Sibu Central Market can be best described as the top tourist spot in town.This is not an exaggeration considering the fact that there are 1,100 hawker stalls in the market on week days and an additional 400 to 500 stalls on weekends when Ibans and Orang Ulus (minority people from the interior) jam the tamu (open-air market) section of this market with their exotic jungle food and fruits.Certainly the largest and best-managed market in Sarawak, Sibu Central Market is vying for the title of Largest Market In Malaysia in the Malaysia Book of Records.An adjacent multi-storey car park built by SMC provides shoppers peace of mind as far as their cars are concerned when they shop or dine at SCM

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Photo from Google image..

The SCM market was divided into sections according to the goods sold by the hawkers.The main sections are the wet and dry areas where hawkers sell fish and other seafood, slaughtered chickens and ducks, bean curd and bean sprout At the dry section they sell all kinds of local and imported vegetables, fruits, dried fish and prawns, spices, handicraft, flowers and ornamental plants, sundry goods, drinks, homemade cakes, buns, titbits and other confectionery.

 

 

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Every weekend, SCM is overcrowded when the temporary stalls are set up to form the colourful and noisy tamu. It is set up on Saturday afternoon and closes at noon the following day. The natives display for a rainbow parade of jungle and farm products on the floor or low makeshift tables

 

 

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Hawkers selling live chickens and ducks at the dry section attract the most attention from tourists. It is the way they bundle the feathery creatures that make them popular and famous.Each bird is wrapped in newspaper, tied with nylon strings and displayed in neat lines for customers to choose from

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They sell all kinds of local and imported vegetables, fruits, dried fish and prawns.

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Visitors are mesmerised by the activities of the natives, the majority of whom are Ibans from longhouses in Sibu and surrounding districts.
Among the unusual stuff sold are live sago worms, frogs, kasam (preserved fish, pork or venison), fried insect larvae, wild jungle ferns, young palm shoots and wild fruits. One will feel the overwhelming hospitality that Sarawakian natives are justifiably famous for.Everyone is friendly and helpful, and if you ask for permission, they will certainly let you take photographs with them and even allow you to taste some of the exotic fruits.Many local and foreign visitors have made the acquaintance with these natives during their visits to the tamu.

SCM’s upper floor is occupied by food and drink stalls and also stalls that sell fashion and tailor-made items and shoes.

The food and drink stalls are no less attractive, with many of them offering the best kampua (Foochow noodle) Chou Chai Hung Kan (rice vermicelli) Kong Bian (Foochow bagel) Yew Hu Eng Chai (squid with tou fu and kang kong), Wu Wei Tang (five-herbs drink) and Chia Luk (a concoction of jelly, red beans, sago pearls and coconut milk) to name just a few. Prices are competitive here because of the lower rent.

See you in Sibu Town, Cheers.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Firefly Airline : Johor Bahru to Kuching.

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The big ticket items in most trips involve airfares, accommodations and ground transportation. These things can be very expensive, but budget travellers can shop on the Internet for the best deals on these and other high cost expenses.Airfares rise and fall like stock prices. Buy at the right time and you can save a lot of money. Know the rules, find the Web sites with last-minute deals, use your credit cards or debit cards to snag free air travel and be certain your baggage doesn't cost you more money.In Malaysia for example try log on to fireflyz website 

FIREFLYZ.COM

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Making Senai Airport a hub may also help spur the airport and the Iskandar Malaysia region.

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The media & social media was invited @ Inaugural Flight KCH/KLIA/KCH on 15 January 2011.

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Photo by Justin KC YAP media from The Borneo Post.

The three social media (blogger) invited ,in blue shirt Kuching's Daily Photo,with white T is

A Delicious Trip and black T is the founder of Sarawak Blogger Community CYRILDASON.com

Thank You to fireflyz.com and also

Tourism Malaysia  and as a social media we are very happy indeed to support our local low cost carrier and to promote Malaysia as tourist attraction..

 

 

Airline Firefly launches new hub in Iskandar Malaysia region

Malaysian local airline Firefly has banked on the Iskandar Development Region, launching a fifth hub in Senai. The area was currently an “ugly duckling” that would soon blossom, and is far cheaper than having a base at Singapore’s Changi airport, said the company’s managing director Eddy Leong.

Firefly aims to have nine aircraft flying by the end of 2011, including seven 737-800 and two 737-400 aircraft, the latter to be based at the new Senai hub. Leong stressed that his company didn’t intend to use Senai to compete with Changi, but to complement it. Transport services along the Singapore-Johor Bahru corridor are expected to improve in future, making Senai a practical alternative to low cost carriers.

Firefly also announced new flights from Johor Bahru to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to begin in May/June, and is applying to operate flights even further afield to Bangkok and Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. The airline plans to carry 3.5 million passengers this year from Senai and its four existing hubs at Kota Kinabalu, Subang, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang.

The Senai segment of the Iskandar Malaysia special economic region is growing fast, and within five years it should see mega projects constructed such as a new private hospital operated by Columbia Asia, a branch of the UK’s Marlborough College Malaysia, plus shopping malls and theme parks.

source & article: The Edge Malaysia

My first flight with fireflyz was on the 15th January 2011 from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur.Only a short month, firefly has proven  as a successful business model that has achieved many important milestones in the aviation industry.A new milestone add new route from Johor Bahru to Kuching (JHB/KCH/JHB) starting 19th of May,2011 for fireflyz.

Johor Bahru was once merely a conduit and brief stopover for tourists travelling to or exiting out of Singapore. Today, however, it offers a cornucopia of attractions of its own, luring sand, sea and sun-seekers, eco and agro-adventurers, shoppers, golf-crazies and, last but not least, the dining and drinking crowd. This fortuitous transformation occurred only recently, in the 1980s and 1990s, and coincided with the intensive development of its natural allurement and the growing disparity between the value of the Malaysian ringgit and the Singapore dollar.Johor Bahru sits right next to the national boundary between two inseparably linked countries and has all the blessings and blemishes to show for it. Nowhere else in Malaysia better displays the differences between two intertwining streams of history. Today, the city becomes known as a 'half-price bazaar' for everything from groceries to golf to thousands of Singaporeans, enriched by a strong currency.

My last trip to Johor Bahru was in the year 2009 and  I'm yet to explore many tourist spot in JB to name a few let us go to Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

"Perched upon a hill-top, the mosque combines the neo-classical Western and Islamic architecture, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia."

The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia, with its amazing combination of Western neo-classical and Islamic architecture. 

This mosque can accommodate about 2,000 worshippers at any one time. The mosque is strategically located on top of a hill on Jalan Abu Bakar, overlooking the Straits of Tebrau.

Sultan Abu Bakar mosque was named after the late Sultan Abu Bakar, the "Father of Modern Johor", who laid the foundation stone in 1892. Construction of the mosque was completed in 1900, a few years after his death. Today, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and Antiquities.

 

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Photo credit to http://www.johortourism.com.my

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I have listed places of interest in JB in my list: Danga Bay, Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Zoo, Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Museum, Johor Bahru Chinese Temple, Sultan Ibrahim Building and City Square (a shopping center)..Danga Bay, around 8 km away from city center, might be a good place to spend a night- hawker center, restaurants, Marine Club (left and middle), circus, Danga Bay Cruise and amusement park, most of them start operation at night.

Source & article: Credit to http://bettyandlingshing.blogspot.com/2010/09/johor-bharu.html

Kuching to Johor Bahru by fireflyz log in to this website 

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Travel by Air-Airline Baggage Restriction.

Most airlines tighten baggage rules to help trim costs,the low cost carrier for example.They are trying to mitigate the impact of fuel price volatility, have resorted to stringent baggage restrictions as part of measures to achieve better fuel efficiency
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According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), every 1% improvement in fuel efficiency across the aviation industry can lower fuel costs by US$700mil annually. This is unsurprising since fuel cost is the second-largest cost for airlines after labour.Low cost carrier in Malaysia, passengers on this flights are encouraged to travel light, like using carry-on luggage, to minimise checked-in baggage. They are allowed to have one carry-on luggage of up to 7kg, plus free 15kg allowance for checked-in baggage.
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When travelling with LCC you are permitted to have one piece of baggage on board on condition it does not exceed the dimensions of 56cm X 36cm X 23cm and does not weigh more than 7kg.Your hand luggage must fit in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin or under the seat in front of you. Items which may be seen as posing a threat to the security will not be permitted on board.
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Checked Baggage ::Passengers of LCC are allowed to transport free of charge checked baggage up to a maximum weight of 20 kg or 15 kg in so far as the baggage complies with the conditions of carriage as stated on the official website of the carrier.Needless too say, a baggage exceeding the above limitations will incur an excess baggage fee. One can purchase additional kilograms both online (a cheaper option) and at the airport.LCC stands out from many other carriers we have looked into in that it defines different limitations and fees depending on what kind of aircraft one is going to fly with.
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I could say I am very luck that I am able to travel these days.Thanks to the internet for giving us so many information and also budget airline.Six years ago most of us think and have no idea of travelling with budget airline or also known as Low Cost Carrier.For more info just log on to this website
fireflyz.com

Friday, February 25, 2011

Firefly to make Senai next hub ?.

Firefly looks set to use Johor's Senai Airport as the second hub for its jet planes and is eyeing regional destinations like Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia.

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Photo Credit to  Senaiairport.com

 

Firefly has leased two Boeing 737-400 planes, and these will be positioned at Senai Airport. It is not known if any of the Boeing 737-800 planes ordered by the airline will be joining the fleet of Boeing 737-400 jets at Senai Airport.

It is understood, however, that Firefly is leasing the two planes on a short-term basis. Sources said subject to traffic rights approval, Firefly aims to operate the jets from Senai by the first quarter of 2011 and is eyeing routes such as Bangkok, Jakarta, Bandung, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu

"There is also great potential for other international airports like those in Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Penang to serve as subsequent hubs for Firefly jets," one source said.

Making Senai Airport a hub may also help spur the airport and the Iskandar Malaysia region.

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The airport, meanwhile, can expect to be infused with a new lease of life, following many repeated attempts by other airlines which had previously introduced international and domestic flights.These efforts had not taken off, resulting in an under capacity at the airport, which has recently been upgraded with a first of its kind Aeromall.The airport is currently served by Malaysian Airline,Fireflyz and AirAsia.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fireflyz-New Hub & New Route.

Firefly said: Firefly starts a new chapter in its expansion plan with a new hub in Johor Bahru.The new routes is from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

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Fireflyz   offer daily direct flights 2 times a day from their new hub of Johor Bahru (JHB) to Kuching (KCH) and Kota Kinabalu (BKI).The aircraft Boeing 737-400 first flight began on May 19 and June 16, 2011 .

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In conjunction with celebrating the introduction of these new routes,fly for free promotions as low as RM9 one-way ticket (Fare RM0.01 + RM8.99 tax) for online booking starting from Feb 22 until Feb 28 2011

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The new exterior look, the new owner should consider retrofitting the seats, by just replacing the Business Class seats with normal Economy seats. Through this option, the Boeing 737-400 will have slightly more capacity at the same time retaining the luxurious seat-pitch it currently have.The new hub "The Sultan Ismail Airport" Johor Bahru is the first step to make it the site for Firefly continues to expand, especially in the next plan to introduce new international routes flying from Johor Bahru to Jakarta , Surabaya and Bandung .  Obviously "orange power" Firefly is now more advanced and faster after the successful invasion of the blue cloud of direct flights of Boeing 737-800 aircraft from their new route to KLIA to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu since January 15, 2011.

Congratulations ......

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Tip from me:  All low cost carrier in Malaysia  is a perfectly good airline to fly if you book early, don't carry much luggage, have no special requirements, and you are certain that nothing will arise that will require you to engage with any aspect of the airline's "customer service". .

Friday, February 4, 2011

Travel Experience-No frill,but it got me there.

I am quite surprise at some of the negative reviews for the low cost or budget airline in Malaysia,which express the lack of comfort and/or extras etc,etc.How many LCC that we have in Malaysia ?. It is all a low cost .basic,no frills service.If you want all the fancy like travelling in business/first class or what ever...try flying full service airline but be warned you will pay heavily for them.

 

 

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The faces of happy media onboard Firefly Airline.......

I yet to finish talking to a friends who have flown with our new LCC Firefly Airline a subsidiary to Malaysia Airline.He talk about the cabin,the flight and the crew.The cabin of the firefly's B737-800 were always reasonable tidy and his overall impression of the cabin crew was that they were young and inexperienced merely going through the motion of their work with little interest or enjoyment in their jobs.They seemed a bit harried and over worked.However they were friendlier and all of them were pretty responsive to passengers needs.

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This are the faces of pretty responsive to passengers needs...Friendly firefly's cabin crew with a new image & smart uniform.

I heard three gentlemen complaining about just a matter of not getting window seat,well if I were that gentlemen  I need to pay for a window seat if it is so important to you or just pre book your seat at a small fee.Remember you are flying LCC and that few extra Ringgit won't break your wallet empty.If you want full services go for premium package.

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But in saying that I flown Firefly Airline before and I'll fly with them again because those low fares are what I need .Why not try fly with firefly's by log on to this web site

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All the above photos CREDIT to JUSTIN YAP---Thank You man !!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Travel Experience....

Lately I try to conduct my own research and talk to people who have flown with Firefly Airline.I ask him about how you manage to book your low fare ticket.Firefly has a pretty easy to use Firefly's website and I am able to pick seats and order meals in advance. It is user friendly and I also like the fact that it offers a Premium package  which include a free hot meal, bottled water, extra legroom seats, baggage allowance and priority baggage delivery and he say It will be nicer if it can include priority boarding.

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Kuching International Airport Boarding gate.......

Now can you tell me the check-in process at the counter in Kuching International Airport?? I find this experience to be the most disappointed part of the whole travelling experience.In KIA the MasWing conduct the check-in and boarding and two counter are used for check-in activity .The agent (MasWing) was not particularly friendly or polite and were really slow in processing the check-in especially with bags.

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Kuching International Airport night view........

What about boarding activity ? . Well in KLIA boarding supposed to take place according to row number and of course ended up like everyone board at once.However the boarding staff  at KIA just let every passengers board at once,except the family with small children or special care passengers.There was no attempt to form a single file line and it was chaotic.I think if they should enforce the boarding order,the boarding would take much shorter time.

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Firefly Airline is adding a 3rd aircraft, a B737-400 to its fleet very soon, and it will be used to serve destinations within Peninsular Malaysia. Firefly Jet's flights also code share with MH's.For more information and online booking just log on to firefly's web site 

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Firefly Airline-Media Fam Trip(part8) Selamat Jalan Malacca.

In the past , air travel was deemed to be a fantastic deal. People utilized to consider about it this way not just due to the fact they considered it risky but its high costs was one amongst the greatest reason. Yes, now everyone can afford to travel by air without burning a hole in his or her pocket. It has been observed that the numbers of competitors in air travel are growing even in Malaysia this has proved helpful for the users surely.

The most frequent cause behind selecting air travel is saving time and needless to say your efforts. However, all this time go waste when the people do not know the correct place from exactly where airline ticket booking need to be done. It’s correct which you can strategy different agents for the booking of tickets but you can by no means be sure whether they would be helpful or not. Numerous instances the agents charge additional amount of funds and book tickets in airlines exactly where their commission is more. Thus, in the event you need to keep all these complications away from yourself, then you really should book air tickets online.

Internet has really come to be our friend in performing all deeds of daily life and air ticket booking could be accomplished with ease. These days, different web-sites are present on web that assists in booking tickets of different airlines to nearly any corner of the world. Even though undertaking on the net airline ticket booking one benefit that may be availed by everyone is ease of looking tickets. Just by entering your specifications and hitting enter; you’d get the list in front of you.

If you decide that this information is inspiring you might also be interested in learning about online booking and you want to plan for your trip with your family by air so  try to logon to firefly's web sit below.

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Photo credit to Justin KC Yap.

OMG..not again..My camera battery ' low bat ' completely out.I forgot my spare battery in the hotel.Not to worry we have many good people carry camera and I want to say big Thank You to Justin KC Yap ....because I choose to use his photo in my blog..Thanks Justin...your are Rock man !!!! hahaha.

After river cruise we are heading for a walk.I mean walk at Malacca Jonker walk at Jalan Hang Jebat.

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Photo Credit to Justin KC Yap.

Jonker Walk is a kind of street night market held every weekend and recently the jonkers say they extended to street night market to eve of Public Holiday.Its open early evening to late night.Have a leisure stroll along the street ''Don't forget to try Malacca cendol with gula Malacca..its 'awesome'.I have a chance chat with the jonkers and they are friendly people.I wanted to see those beautiful people of Malacca playing oldies 'Cha-Cha" dance but time did not permit me to join the cha-cha..next time perhaps.This is a nice place to shop for souvenir.

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So our full day tour in Malacca almost ending...and before heading back to Kuala Lumpur..again our host Tourism Malaysia & Melaka Tourism bring us for a taste of Nyonya Heritage dinner at Restaurant Seroni.

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Gula Melaka Cendol...don't miss this if you go to Malacca...this is totally different from what we have back home I mean our local ABC.

In between our exploration of the heritage site in Malacca we also experience Peranakan cuisine at Seroni Nyonya Cuisine restaurant owned by one of last descendants of the Baba Nyonya family.So we're expecting to taste authentic Nyonya cuisine ...there no need for me to tell you guys what we are having for dinners..'You want to know something..Oh my God..I'm so staving,I swear ..the food is 'AWESOME'..Marvelous.

Our Bus is waiting Good Bye Malacca...heading back  for two hours drive and all of the media friends relax and sleep .Every one of us hoping for the safe journey back to Kuala Lumpur.

What a  wonderful and unforgettable exploration we have here in Malacca..:)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Firefly Airline-Media Fam Trip(part6)Malacca Full Day Tour.

Before I continue  writing about our day tour in Malacca let me share something about seating on the airplane and why I am so concern about where I want to seat on the airplane.Airbus A320 vs B737-800,Which is smoother? funny question isn't it...ok,ok now look here the smoother of the two is always the one not in turbulence.Where you seat on the airplane has an effect on how much 'TURBULENCE' you perceive.The further you away your sit from the centre of gravity the greater the moment .The aft section of any airplane is always not the passengers first choice .So  if you  plan to travel with firefly's I suggest you pre book your seat.

What is a Standard or Premium set of services on Firefly Airline ?
Standard and Premium are great ways for passengers get more value for their money when they fly on our Boeing 737 aircraft or B737. When booking your ticket, opt to purchase the Standard set of services for just RM38 and you’ll enjoy an in-flight meal of your choice, bottle of mineral water, freedom to choose your seat (subject to terms and conditions) and 20kg checked-baggage allowance. Purchase the same services individually, and the cost would be RM64.

Although the B737s offer all passengers sufficient legroom and ample overhead cabin space, there are selected seats with more legroom and seats that let you disembark faster. To ensure you get to enjoy these Preferred seats, passengers have the option of reserving them when they book their tickets online or purchase their tickets at a sales office for a fee. To enjoy even greater savings of up to 40 percent, opt for a Standard or Premium set of services that include Preferred seat selection.

Let me continue about our fam trip , Malacca full day tour......even on the bus I chose the front seat so I can  view the cityscape scenery clearly .

Before heading for lunch we go to Dutch Square and Stadthuys,Muzium Warisan Baba & Nyonya Melaka and Muzium Samudera.

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Photo Credit to Justin K C Yap.    Dutch Square and Museum Samudera.

Don't tell me if you have been to Malacca  and you did not go to this two places Dutch square & Museum Samudera.You will see all the heritage building at Dutch square are red in colour.There are many fascinating tourist spots here in Malacca, aside from the above mentioned. Malacca is a compact town filled with many tourist attractions which delight tourist all over the world.

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No photo shot are allowed inside the Museum  Warisan Baba & Nyonya Melaka.

The men are known as the 'Babas' and the women 'Nyonyas'.  The Babas & Nyonyas are said to be very Chinese in spirit and tradition but Malay in form.They also know as Peranakan the Strait-Born Chinese.They speak Malay mixed with Chinese phrases.I have a chance to join the media to the  museum and I can see the beauty and uniqueness of Baba-Nyonya traditional costume,antique furnitures and wood-work art.

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But you are allowed to have a photo shot outside the building.

A visit to the house would be an unforgetable experience of a journey back in time.

 

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Lunch @ Indori restaurant.  Photo Credit to Justin(Sarawak) and Norfazlin Nor (Melaka).

Every one of us from Sarawak & Sabah enjoy every meal we have.Day one we have Seafood Lunch at Putrajaya and Balinese dinner at  Borak Ombak Restaurant in Ampang and day two in Malacca we have Minang food lunch at Indori Restaurant and  a taste of Nyonya Heritage dinner at Seroni Restaurant..

After lunch, I was told  that we are heading for Museum Kesultanan Melayu Melaka,Bukit St,Paul,Porta De Santiago,Kampung Morten(villa Sentosa) Homestay  Kampong Morten ,'Old Town' Harmony Street....

To be continue.......on part7.

This entry was written offline via Window Live Writer and will be Publish late then I expected because on this date 25th January at 10:00AM my 5 years old USB HuaWei E220 was send to KL (free of charge of course) for upgrade .And If I'm not occupied somewhere, hopefully I can surf the net at WIFI station in my area.Meaning here I maybe offline for time being..

Thank You for the support & Cheers everyone.