AirAsia announces Penang–Langkawi flights

AirAsia will be enhancing flights from its Northern Gateway with a new daily domestic service between Penang and Langkawi beginning on 13 May 2010.

Currently there are a total of 123 domestic and international flights weekly from Penang, dubbed as ‘Pearl of the Orient’. Among the domestic destinations flown from Penang are Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Johor Bahru while the international destinations include Bangkok, Jakarta, Medan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Chennai.

Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial, AirAsia Berhad, remarked, “There is huge potential for the route as quite [an amount] of tourist traffic stops by Penang before continuing their journey to Langkawi. We strongly believe that this new service is a pledge to business travellers who are time sensitive. Guests opting to hub in Penang and hop to Langkawi no longer need to trouble themselves by travelling by road to Penang or taking the ferry to Langkawi from the city. With the new route, flying would be an easier option and more importantly cost effective.”

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