Flights to Sibu from October 2011 onwards, are cancelled, despite tickets being sold. Passengers were transferred to MAS, mostly without notifying the passengers in advance.
A check on both airlines' website for flight depart from KLIA to KT on 28th April 2012, and return on 1st May 2012, shockingly shows that AirAsia charges higher than MAS !!! Whilst Firefly, our Community Airlines fares the highest !!!!
Get it ? After the swap, AirAsia controls the fare. He can now sell it at whatever price as he desires. He calls the prices!!! Still, we say its cheaper than MAS. 揸到 !
Before the swap, AirAsia had to keep lowering its fares as Firefly is competing with him. Now Firefly simply just withdrawed itself from the competing routes, or simply markups its ticket.
Voilà ! The rakyat still preferred AirAsia !