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Malaysia to decide on Firefly flights to Singapore in the near future ": the Minister of Transport



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Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Government will make an official announcement in the near future on whether the Firefly will resume flights to Singapore, said Transport Minister Anthony Locke on Sunday (31 March).

A subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, Firefly announced suspension of flights in Singapore in November, after he failed to get approval from the civil aviation regulator Malaysia to move operations from Changi airport in Seletar.

Trang Airport Group previously announced transition to turboprop operations in Seletar in an attempt to optimize the use of resources in Changi.

"The official announcement will be made soon. We are still finalizing the details. We hope that they can restore their services in the near future, "said Locke after the launch event in Kuala Lumpur.

Before the suspension, Firefly has offered 20 daily flights between Singapore and Subang, Ipoh and Kuantan. Budget carrier had to postpone its activities in Seletar, when the new airport terminal in the open at the end of last year.

In January 2019, Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Izham Ismail said the budget carrier was set to lose up to RM20 million (US $ 4,9 million) per month due to suspension.

Malaysian Insight report cited Mr Izham, as saying that the suspension has caused "huge dent" in the IAC and that it would be "necessary to the resolution very quickly."

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