Flying Fox Airways maiden flight to Medan, Indonesia scheduled for Friday 13 December has been postponed.
The announcement of the postponement was informed to the media by Flying Fox CEO Daniel Lee at a press conference held at his office barely 48 hours before its maiden flight touchdown
According to Lee he was informed in late November by the relevant authority to postpone the flight ‘for the time being as Sultan Azlan Shah Airport can only cater forATR-72 aircraft’ which is currently being used by Firefly Airlines.
Flying Fox Airways uses Boeing 737-400 aircraft and has a seating capacity of 160 passengers. Its flight schedule for December is two times per week increasing to 4x per week in January and daily by June.
Lee’s immediate task now was to reimburse customers who had purchased their tickets.
Meantime a spokesman from the Ministry of Transport when contacted stated that the runway is being upgraded and the flight has been postponed for safety reasons. The upgrading work tentatively would take four months to complete
Ipoh Airport including its runway was recently upgraded at a cost of RM42 million. It was completed in November 2012.