Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another Low Cost Airline

Finally it was unvealed. Introducing Firefly.

Firefly, a fully owned subsidiary of MAS to fly six routes

So here it is, operating from none other than our lovely Penang Island.
The routes are from Penang to Langkawi, Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan for the domestic destinations and from Penang to Koh Samui and Phuket for the regional destinations. [Source: The Star]
It truly is a good move for VMY 2007. I however have my reservation on whether it is really a move needed by Malaysians. Note also:
With Firefly joining the stable, the country will now have six airlines. The others are Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Berjaya Air, Transmile and Fly Asian Xpress. [Source: The Star]
All from the same article. We seriously don't need that many airlines do we? Maybe it's a move just to piss Air Asia off, but I don't think Air Asia would be too concerned about that since they have a juicier market to cater to. I would think this is a "too many cooks spoil the broth" situation.

What about rail travel? What happened to all the double tracking out railway plan? We really need to rethink our railway.

In the meantime, enjoy Firefly. Let's just hope it doesn't glow when flying.

References:
  1. Firefly, a fully owned subsidiary of MAS to fly six routes, SIM LEOI LEOI, March 15 2007.
  2. Firefly, Wikipedia.

3 comments:

WilsonC said...

Yes! What about the railway?! It's high time someone did something about it. Especially KTM for goodness sake. Seeing that Tony Fernandez is doing for Malaysia what Branson did for England, maybe we can expect our Air Asia chief to revamp the old Komuter eh? Highly unlikely but ...maybe.

Boss Lepton said...

Hehehe, I wish I could buy over KTM at 2 cents like how datuk fernandes paid for air asia when it was on the verge of bankrupt.

sigh.........

I think I can turn KTM around, oh well then again, I wish......

anubi said...

Heck, I wish I could buy the Malaysian government for 2 cents, then save RM1.36 BILLION right away by scrapping the stupid RM900 million astronaut project, the RM400 million new istana, the RM60 million UK sports center.