Sunday, September 28, 2008

Firefly Airlines - Arrival of new ATR 72-500 Aircraft

Hi everyone,

Firefly Airlines recently received their new ATR 72-500 aircraft. I had the honour of photographing the arrival ceremony for the new aircraft. Assisting me that day was my good friend and superb photographer, Ariff Thani.

Malaysia's Transport Minister, YB Datuk Ong Tee Keat officiated the ceremony which was held at Subang Airport. Also present at the ceremony were Eddy Leong, Dato' Sri Idris Jala & Tengku Dato' Azmil Zahruddin.

What made the whole experience quite amazing was the fact that the plane was flown in & landed for the very first time on Malaysian soil that afternoon during the ceremony. There were loud cheers by Firefly staff who have worked very hard over the past several months in preparation for that afternoon.

The Fabulous Cats performed some of their new songs, complete with a live DJ who worked his turntables.

The ATR 72-500 is an elegant plane in my opinion. The modern turboprop design, fuel efficiency and comfortable interior has made the plane a big success around the world for regional travel.

Enjoy the photos :)

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