Firefly starts flights to Nanjing

KOTA KINABALU, 27 May 2024: Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysia Aviation Group, recently re-introduced twice-weekly flights between Sabah’s state capital, Kota Kinabalu and Miri in Sarawak and plans to expand to Nanjing in China this June from its Kuala Lumpur hub.

Photo credit: Firefly.

Flights from KK to Miri

Flight FY2500 departs Sabah’s state capital at 1120 and arrives in Miri at 1215.
Flight 2501 departs Miri in Sarawak at 1255 and arrives in Kota Kinabalu at 1340.

The revived domestic service aims to improve air links between Sabah and Sarawak, focusing mainly on business travellers on the BKI-MYY-BKI route. The airline operates flights twice weekly, on Wednesday and Friday, using a retrofitted Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which has 189 seats in a single economy class cabin configuration. 

Flight schedule for KK-Miri flight

Flights to China

Meanwhile, Firefly has confirmed it will open a new direct route between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Nanjing, China, starting this June.

Using a Boeing 737-800, the airline will fly the route twice weekly starting 20 June and increase to three weekly flights one week later. Flights are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, effective 29 June.

Flight FY3842 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 1740 and arrive in Nanjing at 2315.
Flight FY3843 will depart Nanjing at 0015 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 0545 plus days.


  1. Your article on Firefly is dated 27 May 24 but in the article it’s 27 November 2023. Which is the correct date?


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