Malaysia Airlines launched Firefly two weeks ago to complement its overall operations. Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy has been told of "the logical thing to do.”
“We were thrilled with the launch of Firefly and it is now time that the country has a national turbo-prop airline that operates all the Fokker and Twin Otter aircraft.I wonder how many people in Malaysia Airlines and the industry will be thrilled by this "dramatic move". If Tony gets what he wants - and Tony usually gets what he wants - Malaysia Airlines will get back all the rural routes whether it likes it or not (and the national carrier's Business Turnaround Plan is probably screwed!).
“I was just waiting for the right time to make the proposal,” Tony Fernandes said.
But Tony's FAX gets to focus on the more lucrative long-haul AirAsia X operations. Cool?