Malaysia's Firefly postpones start of service from Malacca to Singapore

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Malaysian low-cost carrier Firefly has postponed plans to launch services between Malacca and Singapore citing a need to focus on other markets.

Firefly says the Malacca-Singapore service was to start on 1 September but it has postponed it because the Malacca state government wants it to focus on launching services from Malacca to Indonesia in an effort to cater to medical tourists.

The Indonesian destinations Firefly is considering are: Pekanbaru, Djambi and Palembang. Some Indonesians already travel to Malacca for medical treatment.

A Firefly spokesman says the carrier has yet to set a new date for the launch of the Malacca-Singapore service and it is making use of its aircraft by increasing the Singapore-Ipoh service to daily from four-times weekly starting 1 September.

Ipoh and Malacca are both in Peninsula Malaysia.