DOHA, Qatar, 18 October 2019: – The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia touched down at Langkawi International Airport 15 October 2019.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said Langkawi was “fast becoming one of Southeast Asia’s most highly sought-after destinations.”
The service started with four weekly flights that will increase to five weekly on 27 October.
Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Airports, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said: “I would like to welcome Qatar Airways to Langkawi International Airport, the first airline from the Middle East to fly to this beautiful island. The inclusion of a new international airline to Langkawi will definitely spur our Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign by increasing the number of tourists into Langkawi.”
The new service to Langkawi will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, configured with 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class.
Qatar Airways has other new destinations in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia; and will add Gaborone, Botswana to its extensive network in December with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Doha – Langkawi Flight Schedule:
Flight Schedule from 15 October 2019:
Service operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR 866 departs 0225, arrives 1500
Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) departs 1625, arrives 1705
Langkawi (LGK) to Penang (PEN) QR 867 departs 1900, arrives 1940
Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) departs 2100, arrives 2345
Flight Schedule from 27 October 2019:
Service operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR 866 departs 0210, arrives 1420
Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) departs 1530, arrives 1620
Langkawi (LGK) to Penang (PEN) QR 867 departs 18:40, arrives 1940
Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) departs 2035, arrives 2325