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AirAsia Phuket-Penang direct flights begin

PHUKET: AirAsia has launched direct its daily flights between Phuket and Penang to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia and promote tourism between the two islands.

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09:45AM


AirAsia on Sunday (July 1) launched direct daily flights between Phuket and Penang. Photo: Alec Wilson / WikiCommons file

AirAsia on Sunday (July 1) launched direct daily flights between Phuket and Penang. Photo: Alec Wilson / WikiCommons file

The direct daily service, initially announced in April, launched on Sunday (July 1).

“As Phuket and Penang are hubs in Thailand and Malaysia, it is great to see the efforts channelled to enhance the connectivity between one hub and another,” Spencer Lee, AirAsia chief of commercial, told the Bangkok Post. (See story here.)

 

The flights directly connect Thailand’s top tourist island with Penang, a Unesco World Heritage site.

The new route is in line with the policies of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia whose governments want to see more links other than their capital airports to promote the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle economic scheme.

New Paths Retreat

The flight schedule for the Phuket-Penang flights remains unchanged since they were announced in April. (See story here.)

AirAsia Flight AK1910 will depart Penang at 8:25pm (Malaysia time) and land at Phuket International Airport at 8:30pm (Phuket time) each night. 

Conversely, AirAsia Flight AK1911 will depart Phuket at 9pm (Phuket time) and land in Penang at 11:05pm (Malaysia time) each night.

See flight schedule here.

 

 

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BigA | 05 July 2018 - 07:22:42

This means no turn around visa run,you must spend one night in this boring town. Bravo a real  deal

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