FireFly 737-800

FireFly B737-800


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What is FireFly?

FireFly is a low cost subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, and operates a fleet of 9 ATR-72s and 5 737-800s with 3 on order. They are based in Kuala Lumpur, with hubs in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

They operate flights across Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia, in an all economy cabin across their fleet.

A Brief History

2007: Firefly commenced its operations on April 3, 2007, with its inaugural flight from Penang to Kota Bharu. Initially, the airline operated with a fleet of turboprop aircraft, specifically the ATR 72-500.

2009: In 2009, Firefly expanded its fleet with the introduction of the ATR 72-600, a newer version of the ATR 72 series. This allowed the airline to enhance its operational efficiency and offer more seats.

2011: Firefly briefly ventured into jet operations by introducing Boeing 737-400 aircraft. However, the airline faced challenges in the competitive environment and decided to return to its roots as a turboprop operator.

2016: Firefly underwent a network restructuring in 2016, focusing on strengthening its presence in the domestic market while reducing its international routes.

2017: The airline underwent another fleet transition, phasing out its Boeing 737-800 aircraft and operating exclusively with ATR turboprop planes. This move was in line with its strategy to optimize operations for short-haul flights.

2020-2021: The global aviation industry faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other airlines, Firefly was put under immense stress, and ended up flying mostly cargo throughout the Pandemic.

2022: FireFly added the 737-800 back into their fleet to meet demands.

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