Firefly, Malaysia Airlines Subsidiary, Inaugurates Penang-Bangkok

A Firefly Boeing 737 with boarding stairs deployed on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: @ihikhi via Firefly Airlines Facebook Page.

Firefly, the subsidiary belonging to Malaysia Airlines, has this month inaugurated services between Penang and Bangkok.

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines Subsidiary, Inaugurates Penang-Bangkok
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The first flight took place on November 3 departing at 1619 local time from Penang and landed into Bangkok at 1643 local time.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Firefly, Malaysia Airlines Subsidiary, Inaugurates Penang-Bangkok…

Photo Credit: @ihikhi via Firefly Airlines Facebook Page.
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The scheduling for the new services from the Malaysia Airlines subsidiary is as follows:

Route Flight No. Departure Time Arrival Time Days of Operation 
PEN – DMK FY3632 4:00PM 4:50PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Commenting on the launch of this new route from Firefly between Penang and Bangkok was Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, the CEO of the Malaysia Airlines Group:

“This strategic expansion underscores Firefly’s commitment to strengthening our footprint throughout the ASEAN region.”

“The establishment of a direct connection to PEN exemplifies our dedication to driving growth in the northern hub.”

“This development not only improves regional accessibility for domestic travellers but also open doors for international visitors, potentially boosting tourism, business travel and foreign investment.”

“We are excited about the prospect of fostering increased connectivity and contributing significantly to inbound tourism.” 

Adding to this was YB Wong Hon Wai, the Penang State EXCO for Tourism & Creative Economy:

“Welcome to Penang! I’m thrilled to announce the new Firefly Airlines’ direct flight from Bangkok to our beautiful island.”

“As the EXCO for Tourism and creative economy in Penang, I’m excited to share the rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty that Penang has to offer. 

“With this new route, we’re making it easier than ever for everyone to travel to Bangkok and, at the same time, boost our local tourism industry.”

“Join us on this journey, and let Penang leave a lasting impression on you while fostering economic growth in our region.” 

All eyes will be on the carrier to see how this new route performs, and whether there is scope to expand this further going into the future.

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