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Tue, 2 July 2019

AirAsia Launches Penang - Melaka Flights

AirAsia has launched flights between Penang and Melaka, Malaysia.

Melaka is AirAsia’s sixth domestic destination and 14th route from its Penang hub.

The popular low cost airline now flies from Penang to Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Singapore, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Bangkok and Phuket.

AirAsia Airbus A320 red M-RAI. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Melaka Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Adly bin Zahari said, “We are very happy to welcome AirAsia to Melaka. We applaud AirAsia’s effort in launching this new route, which coincides with Visit Melaka Year 2019 (VMY2019). Melaka received 17.02 million tourists in 2018, with 33.41% of them comprising foreign tourists. This year, our target is to hit 20 million tourists. Under the VMY2019 initiative, we’ve introduced a variety of attractive accommodation packages and interesting activities to cater to more international and local tourists. We look forward to welcome more visitors to Melaka through AirAsia’s network.”

AirAsia will operate the new route with Airbus A320 aircraft.

AirAsia Flight AK 6284 is scheduled to depart Penang International Airport at 13:20 and land at Melaka International Airport at 14:25. The return flight, AK 6285, is timed to leave Melaka at 14:50 and arrive back in Penang at 16:00.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat, said, “This is a proud day for AirAsia and the people of two UNESCO world heritage sites and cities - Penang and Melaka. The new route not only provides a boost to local tourism, but also contributes to long-lasting economic growth for the two cities. Our unrivalled connectivity opens up new flying options for the people of Melaka, particularly for those looking to travel to East Malaysia or onwards to other Asean destinations. We wish to thank the state government and all our partners for their support in making this route possible, and look forward to exploring more opportunities to further grow our presence in Melaka.” 

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