Firefly Airlines will be commencing jet operations beginning the first quarter of 2021, says Malaysia Aviation Group CEO Capt Izham Ismail.

MAG the holding company of FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd and Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), announced that Firefly will add up to 10 narrow-body jets to its fleet in phases, serving the domestic, Asean and the Asia Pacific markets out of Penang International Airport.

“Based on available forecasts, domestic and short-haul travel will be most preferred in the current environment, hence it makes commercial sense for Firefly to supply this demand but from the northern region,” Izham (pic) said in a statement today.