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Thursday June 25, 2009

Firefly to link Singapore to Alor Setar and Kota Baru

PETALING JAYA: Firefly has announced the addition of two new flights — to Alor Setar and Kota Baru — from Singapore.

Its marketing and communications head Angelina Fernandez said almost all visitors from Alor Setar and Kota Baru who travel to Singapore for business or leisure only travelled via Penang or Kuala Lumpur, which was time consuming.

“This direct flight will give them the best alternative to travel to Singapore,” she added.

Fernandez also said Thailand would stand to benefit from the new arrivals as it was easily accessible by road from both state capitals.

Expressing gratitude to the Kedah and Kelantan governments for providing access to the “untapped and hidden treasures” of the states, Fernandez said Firefly would work closely with the tourism boards of Malaysia and Singapore to exploit the new routes.

The maiden flights to the state capitals are scheduled for Oct 25 at 11am, departing from the Singapore Budget Terminal Changi.

Flights to Kota Baru will depart four times a week while Alor Setar will have flights every other day.

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