Firefly welcomes eco-friendly and fuel-saving ATR72-600

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Airline operator Firefly has welcomed its first ATR72-600, a more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient aircraft, to its existing fleet.

The first ATR72-600 was received at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang and the airline was expected to receive 20 more deliveries starting this month and for the next six years.

Its chief executive officer Ignatius Ong said that the ATR72-600 used significantly less fuel. It had 50 per cent less carbon emissions than other regional jets.

"We are proud to finally start operating our new ATR72-600 from Toulose, France," he said in a statement here yesterday.

The new aircraft also featured the latest innovations with the award-winning Armonia cabin which was designed by world-renowned Italian design house Giugiaro Design, equipped with new slim-line seats with soft leather, larger overhead bins and LED lighting.

The airline had also introduced several new check-in kiosks at the Skypark Terminal Subang in order to simplify airport experience for passengers.

For a simple step-by-step guide on how to use the new check-in kiosk, visit