AirAsia continues to grow Penang with two international inaugural flights
PENANG, 1 July 2018 – AirAsia marked another milestone today as it celebrated two international inaugural flights from Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand, into its Penang hub at the Penang International Airport.
The inaugural flight from Hanoi was received by the Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang Global Tourism CEO Mr. Ooi Chok Yan, and AirAsia Malaysia Head of Commercial Spencer Lee, at the Penang International Airport today.
In conjunction with the momentous occasion, AirAsia is offering celebratory promotional all-in-fares from RM119* from Penang to Hanoi and RM79* from Penang to Phuket available for booking from 2 July to 8 July 2018 for the travel period between 2 July 2018 to 31 January 2019. Guests can visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.
AirAsia Malaysia Head of Commercial Spencer Lee said, “We are pleased to strengthen our Penang hub further with the two new routes. AirAsia Group has flown over 11 million guests in and out of the Penang since 2015. We are happy to share that as we are leading the market in Penang with 68% of direct routes as of this April. We look forward to continue boosting tourist arrivals while at the same time connecting Penangites and the northern community to more destinations internationally with the AirAsia network.”
The Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts YB Yeoh Soon Hin said, "With the direct flights from Hanoi and Phuket, we can expect more tourists arriving from these two cities. This upward trend in Penang tourism is a good indicator for a robust economy in the immediate foreseeable future.”
The four times weekly directly flights from Hanoi and daily direct flights from Phuket are the seventh and eighth new route launched by the airline into Penang as a group, thus further strengthening the Asean footprint through connectivity aside from the Kuala Lumpur hub.
AirAsia currently operates 307 weekly flights one-way into Penang International Airport. In addition to Hanoi and Phuket, AirAsia also flies internationally from Penang to Jakarta, Singapore, Medan, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya, and Bangkok, as well as five domestic routes including Penang to Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi.
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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 Penang (PEN) – Hanoi, Vietnam (HAN)
Flight Schedule for Penang (PEN) – Phuket, Thailand (HKT)