Maintain firefly service

I READ with Interest about the proposed merger and rational-ising of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia and trust that logic will prevail, in particular, with regards to the Firefly service.With its base at Subang Air-port, Firefly has been ‘successful judging from its good load factor and the increase in fares over the last two years.With the rising number of tourists, senior government of-ficials, politicians and corporate leaders flying on Firefly, the air-line has gained recognition for its good service and keeping to its schedule.I have been a little surprised to have found myself seated next to some high profile people on flights to Singapore.Passengers are always in-formed of changes in flights and times, arising from cancellations of low-booked flights as much as 72 hours ahead.Furthermore, as the ATR-72 flies short haul, I believe that many Firefly regulars like me are happy with just a packet of peanuts or muffin and a cup of juice.Why should we want a pack of sandwiches, nasi lemak or pizza for a 60-minute or 90-minute flight in a turbo prop aircraft? As such, I say. Firefly should keep operating.CHEAH CHEONG TIANSubang Jaya, Selangor

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