Budget airline Firefly has started its twice-weekly charter services direct from Kuala Lumpur to Nanning every Sunday and from Kuala Lumpur to Nanning via Penang every Thursday.
These services are in collaboration between Firefly and Guangxi China International Travel Service utilising Firefly’s B737-400 aircraft with a passenger capacity of 162 seats.
Guangxi China International Travel Service Charter Flight coordinator, Eugene Lim, said this was the company’s second collaboration with Firefly for scheduled charter services to Nanning.
The first collaboration was last year with seven schedule charter services mounted between Nov 19 and Dec 31.
“We like working with Firefly as they exhibit a high level of professionalism, provide a timely and reliable service and are fast to respond to changing market demands,” said Lim.
Firefly’s chief executive officer Ignatius Ong said: “Nanning is our first foray into China. We see demand for both leisure and business travel.
“We are also exploring the possibilities of flying to more cities in China using our B737 aircraft.” Currently, Firefly is the only airline to provide direct link between Malaysia and Nanning.