LANGKAWI, 8 January 2024: Langkawi welcomes 2024 with more airlines planning flights to the northern Malaysia island, including a brand new service from Dubai.

Flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, launches daily flights to Langkawi via Penang in Malaysia starting 10 February  2024 using a Boeing 737. This marks the first direct connection between Langkawi and the United Arab Emirates, offering convenient travel options via Dubai’s aviation hub. Flydubai FZ1603 is also a codeshare flight with Emirates EK2369.

AirAsia Indonesian has announced it will start the first-ever direct flights from Kualanamu, Medan, Indonesia, to Langkawi starting 2 March 2024, providing a more convenient transfer by lopping off hours of airline travel when flying via Kuala Lumpur. The airline has yet to confirm frequencies, but it is understood it will start with four-weekly flights of a daily service.

This new direct route will significantly reduce travel time between Medan and Langkawi, making it much more convenient for tourists and business travellers. 

Malaysia Airlines expanded its services to Langkawi from its Kuala Lumpur home base during the last quarter of 2023.

On the Singapore to Langkawi route, AirAsia offers a daily direct service departing Changi Airport at 1045 (AK732). In addition, the airline provides a three-week service departing Singaporre at 1245 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. (AK1717).

Singapore Airlines’ low-cost airline, Scoot, flies between Singapore and Langkawi, offering seven weekly services. TR475 departs Singapore at 0830 on Wednesday and Friday; TR477 departs Singapore at 1210 on Tuesday and Sunday; and TR479 departs Singapore at 1555 on Monday, Friday and Sunday.

Charter flights 

Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) has convinced ITAKA, Poland’s biggest tour operator, to initiate a charter flight series between Warsaw and Langkawi Island in northern Malaysia starting in early 2024 using a Boeing 787 with 294 seats. ITAKA headquartered in Opole has a sales and operations office in  Warsaw and a chain of retail travel shops across Poland.

Direct domestic flight to Langkawi

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Langkawi (LGK): This is undoubtedly the most frequently served domestic route to Langkawi. Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia both offer five daily flights, while Malindo Air flies twice daily.

Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK): Penang is a convenient starting point for flights to Langkawi for residents in northern Malaysia or tourists flying in from regional cities such as Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Hong Kong. Air Asia offers 16 weekly flights on the route using A320. Daily flights depart Penang at 0920. Four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday depart at 1400. Other Air Asia flights depart at 1620 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and at 2010 (Friday and Sunday).

Firefly offers 10 weekly flights using Boeing 737-800. Daily flights depart at 1630 and on three days (Monday, Saturday and Sunday) at 1610.

Subang, Kuala Lumpur (SZB) to Langkawi (LGK): Subang Airport, primarily serving smaller airlines and regional flights, offers direct connections to Langkawi. Firefly operates twice daily flights on the route departing 1000 and 1320 using ATR72s with 70 seats. Flight time is one hour and 15 minutes.

Johor Bahru (JHB) to Langkawi (LGK): This southern gateway to Langkawi serves travellers from Singapore and southern Malaysia. While there are fewer options than other routes, AirAsia offers four weekly direct flights, departing at 1515 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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