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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ATR Begins Firefly Deliveries

The first Firefly ATR 72-600 departs Toulouse for Malaysia
The regional carrier’s parent, Malaysian Airlines ordered 20 of the latest variant of the ATR series in December 2012 and also signed up for a further 16 options. Firefly will operate 20, while another Malaysian Airlines subsidiary, MASwings, will take the remainder.

Firefly already has 12 earlier ATR 72-500s and the new order will enable it both to increase frequencies on its existing network in the ASEAN nations—particularly Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand as well as its domestic Malaysian services—as well as add new points to its route map.

The first ATR 72-600 is scheduled to begin operations July 12 with service from Kuala Lumpur’s city terminal, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, to Johor Bahru on Malaysia’s southern tip.

The new -600 model has a glass cockpit; Firefly’s aircraft will have a single-class, 72-seat configuration.

“We have been looking forward to this day for quite some time now,” Firefly CEO Ignatius Ong said. “Our exclusive ATR 72 fleet has allowed us to develop a unique high-frequency network out of Subang, Penang, Kota Bahru and Johor Bahru. The Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle communities, their population and economy will also capitalize on this important investment.”

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