Medan, Indonesia – Firefly, Malaysia’s regional premium airline, launched its new City Ticket Office (CTO) in Medan on 2 September 2013. In conjunction with the launch, Firefly hosted a Hari Raya open house at the new office yesterday afternoon. Officiating at the event was Firefly’s CEO, Ignatius Ong, and Ketua DPD ASITA Sumatera Utara, Bp. Solahuddin Nasution.
In a media statement, Firefly’s Ignatius Ong said, “As part of our growth and expansion plan, Firefly will focus on an under-served and primary point-to-point strategy, particularly to expand connections between West Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and including other potential points in southern Thailand”.
“The Subang – Medan route began operations in December 2008. It was very much welcomed by the citizens of Medan. Then, its unique feature was its airport location, Polonia International Airport, which was only 20 minutes away from the city. With the recent shift to Medan’s Kuala Namu International Airport, the new City Ticket Office (CTO) is mainly to strengthen our presence in Medan”.
“Firefly is a full-fledged IMT-GT airline. Since 2009, our intention was to provide citizens in Medan and Kuala Lumpur a smarter travel option for both the business and leisure traffic. This is still very much the aim today. Complementing its direct access is the convenient travel time into both cities that provides tremendous ease, reasonable rates, excellent customer service and above all the safest air travel option made available. Firefly will utilise the ATR 72-500 and 600 turbo prop aircraft which has a seating capacity of 72 on this route. We aim to bring both Malaysian and Indonesian points closer to each other whether it’s for the purpose of business or leisure”.
Ignatius further added that the Hari Raya open house was an occasion for Firefly to show its appreciation to trade partners, related Government agencies and media friends, for their continued support in the fulfillment of sales target and making Firefly an airline of choice for customers in Medan.