AirAsia Launches Direct Flights From Phuket to Penang, Malaysia

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Thursday April 5, 2018 09:54
Bangkok--5 Apr--AirAsia
The Pearl of the Orient is now even closer to Phuket as AirAsia, the world's best low-cost airline, will now fly to Phuket, Thailand with direct flights commencing on 1 July 2018.

Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), the direct flight marks the airline's 10th route from the Pearl of the Orient, further strengthening AirAsia's inter-Asean connectivity. Flights from Phuket to Penang will operate with daily direct flights.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Malaysia said, "Penang is undoubtedly one of Malaysia's pride with its World Heritage status, internationally acclaimed cuisines, vibrant cultures and beautiful architecture. More importantly, its strategic location at the crossroads in the region has helped boost the growing inbound and outbound travel demand that saw seven million tourist arrivals via air travel last year.

"As a truly Asean airline that flies to all 10 Asean countries, we are happy to continue our efforts in linking up our Asean footprint further as part of our extensive network. We are positive that the latest route will significantly contribute to the tourism sectors of both countries to become a desirable tourism region for travellers across the world," he added.

In celebration of the new direct route, all-in-fares from THB990* one-way from Phuket to Penang is available for booking from 4 April 2018 to 15 April 2018 for the travel period between 1 July 2018 and 28 October 2018. Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.

Aside from Penang, AirAsia also flies directly from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur (31 times weekly one way).

Penang is a thriving melting pot of a city where everyone is a certified foodie. Rich culture and traditions give rise to lingering scents of irresistible food from all corners of Malaysia, as the island's heritage is proudly and fiercely preserved without resisting the flood of modernity. Ask any local where to find the best local bites – char kuey teow, assam laksa, cendol, ais kacang, Hokkien mee, Nasi Kandar and many more! The birthplace of many famous Malaysian dishes, the streets of Penang such as Lorong Selamat, Macalister Road and Kimberly Street are filled with variations of the classics.

Then, step into George Town's many quaint streets such as Armenian Street and Acheh Street, and travellers will find a place where time stands still. Here in this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the well-preserved colonial-era structures, including temples, mosques and churches. Attractions such as the recently added street artworks by Ernest Zacharevic are also a big pull.

Visitors will also love the colourful night market along Ferringhi Beach. Come over for some trinket shopping, get a foot massage across the street or just hop on to one of the many famous bars along the street. Also, don't miss the Temple of Supreme Bliss, with its many towers sprawled atop a hillside, and a giant 36.5 metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy standing tall at the summit. The view is fantastic, but more so during festive periods such as Chinese New Year when you'll find the entire place decorated with hundreds of lanterns – quite a sight for all visitors.

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*Promotional all-in fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.
Flight Schedule for Phuket, Thailand (HKT) - Penang, Malaysia
Flight No   From   To   Departure   Arrival   Flight Schedule
AK1911     HKT   PEN   2100       2305     Daily
AK1910     PEN   HKT   2025       2030     Daily
About AirAsia

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia by passengers carried, services an extensive network of 130 destinations. Since starting operations in 2001, AirAsia has carried more than 400 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 200. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines as well as India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US. AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards nine times in a row from 2009 to 2017. AirAsia was also awarded World's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year at the 2017 World Travel Awards, where it became the inaugural recipient of the World's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award.


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