Exciting news from Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)! As a result of rising demand in all regions, Malaysia Airlines will hand over its Intra-Borneo services to Firefly beginning 16 May 2023.
Firefly will provide daily round-trip services between Kota Kinabalu (BKI) and Sandakan (SDK), Tawau (TWU), and Kuching (KCH) using the Boeing 737-800, and daily round-trip service between Kuching and Miri (MYY) using the same aircraft. This change is expected to provide travellers with an unprecedented level of comfort, convenience, and efficiency.
With the addition of Intra-Borneo services, Firefly will now be able to offer even more routes and destinations to its passengers.
So, what does this mean for travellers? Well, for starters, it means that there will be more options available when it comes to flying within Borneo. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you’ll be able to find a flight that fits your schedule and budget.
What to expect
Firefly’s recently upgraded aircraft, with 189 seats in Economy class, will be used to operate the route. The new seats are ergonomically designed with adequate legroom, a personal device holder, and USB type A and C power ports so that passengers can charge their gadgets quickly and easily.
Plus, customers can upgrade their experience by adding value bundle services from Plus, Extra, and Flex, which offer savings of up to 70% on items like 20kg baggage allowance, in-flight hot meals, 2X flight changes, priority baggage, priority boarding and check-in, seat selection, travel insurance, and more.
In other news
Meanwhile, to accommodate the predicted domestic travel increase from 18 April to 1 May 2023 and guarantee customers are reunited with loved ones, MAG’s airlines (made up of Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and MASwings) will allocate nearly 18,000 more seats to accommodate the balik kampung rush. This is in addition to the 20,000 more seats released on 29 March 2023, which are almost sold out.
Malaysia Airlines will upgrade its services using the Airbus A330 to Kota Kinabalu on 20 and 30 April and 1 May, and add 54 extra flights to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Sandakan, Kota Bharu, Alor Setar, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Labuan, Bintulu, Sibu, and Miri to ensure seamless travel during peak travel season. An increased capacity means that fares can be dynamically reduced, making it more reasonable for customers to make the trip home for Hari Raya celebrations.