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Friday January 22, 2010

Fly for RM1 — and book tickets on your handphone

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: Travellers can now fly for as low as RM1 – and they can even book flights using their handphones.

Low-cost carrier Firefly is offering a promotion of RM1 for all flight bookings made over the handphones, using its new mobile application, until next Thursday.

The customer, who spends the most on mobile booking during this period, also stands a chance to win two tickets to Koh Samui in Thai­land.

Firefly marketing and communications head Angelina Fernandez said the service provided customers with an easy option to book flights via a simplified payment process by clicking a button.

“We have experienced exponential growth in mobile lifestyle over the last few years and mobile devices are a vital part of a traveller’s life,” she said during the launch of the application at the airline’s office in Subang here yesterday.

Fernandez said a latest survey by the airline also revealed that 70% of its sales were currently conducted through the Firefly website.

Firefly distribution head Lawrence Chai said the application had been downloaded close to 1,000 times since it was made available on Jan 1.

“The booking process can take as fast as under a minute. Any mobile phone can run the application as long as it has a GPRS connection and supports Java applications,” he said, adding that the application was free.

Customers must first register their handphones online and download the application from www.fireflyz.com.my/mobile. They may start booking after launching the application in their mobile phone.

Payment is made via credit card.

The system will then display the booking confirmation code, which is to be presented upon check-in.

For more information, log on to www.fireflyz.com.my.

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