AirAsia extends network from Penang

PENANG, 5 APRIL 2018: AirAsia confirmed Wednesday it will fly a direct service from Penang to Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand, effective 1 July.

Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (AK), the direct flights to Hanoi and Phuket mark the airline’s ninth and 10 route from Penang Island in northern Malaysia.

Flights from Penang to Hanoi will operate four times weekly, while flights to Phuket will operate daily.

At present only Flirefly, Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary, flies the Penang-Phuket route offering four weekly services using a 70-seat ATR-72 aircraft.

AirAsia Malaysia head of commercial, Spencer Lee 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 7 million tourist arrivals via air travel last year.

To celebrate the two new direct routes, all-in-fares from RM99* from Penang to Hanoi and RM79* one-way from Penang to Phuket are available for booking effective yesterday to 15 April for the travel between 1 July and 28 October.

Passengers can also save more when they book with BigPay, Asia’s money app. It offers money savings of up to RM32** on Moreover, guests get to pay the real exchange rate with no fees when they spend abroad, and earn BIG points along the way.

Aside from the latest Asean routes, AirAsia also flies directl from Penang to Kuala Lumpur (102 times weekly each way), Johor Bahru (31 times weekly), Kota Kinabalu (11 times weekly), Kuching, (10 times weekly one way), Langkawi (21 times weekly), Ho Chi Minh City (daily), Singapore (28 times weekly), Medan (28 times weekly), Surabaya (five times weekly) and Jakarta (14 times weekly) via AirAsia Indonesia (flight code QZ) and Bangkok (14 times weekly) via AirAsia Thailand (flight code FD).

*Promotional all-in fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

**Applicable for one (1) return flight per passenger.

Flight Schedule for Penang (PEN) – Hanoi, Vietnam (HAN)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
AK618 PEN HAN 0615 0820 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
AK619 HAN PEN 0850 1250 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Flight Schedule for Penang (PEN) – Phuket, Thailand (HKT)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
AK1910 PEN HKT 2025 2030 Daily
AK1911 HKT PEN 2100 2305 Daily