AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch direct
flights between Phuket and Penang on 1 July 2018.
exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), the direct flight
marks the airline’s 10th route from the Pearl of the Orient,
further strengthening AirAsia’s inter-ASEAN connectivity. Flights
from Phuket to Penang will operate with daily direct flights.
Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia
Malaysia 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
seven million tourist arrivals via air travel last year.”
Aside from Penang, AirAsia also flies directly
from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur (31 times weekly one way).