Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Qatar Airways to Launch Flights Between Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia

Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to launch flights between Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia.

Scheduled for take off on 15 October 2019, Langkawi will be Qatar Airways’ third destination in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Qatar Airways will initially start the route with four flights per week with an increase up to five flights per week from 27 October 2019.

The airline will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 22 seats in Business class and 232 seats in Economy class.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350 reg: A7-ALO. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Langkawi is one of the most highly sought-after destinations in Malaysia and I am certain our flights will help increase accessibility and boost inbound tourism to this beautiful archipelago. With five weekly flights to Langkawi, our service offers a gateway for passengers to travel and experience Langkawi’s magnificent offerings. We also aim to offer greater connectivity for passengers travelling from Malaysia to our extensive global network of over 160 destinations. Our new flights reflects our commitment to growing our presence not just in Malaysia, but in Asia as well.”

Flight Schedule from 15 October 2019 (may vary):
Service operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Doha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR 866 departs 02:25, arrives 15:00
Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) departs 16:25, arrives 17:05
Langkawi (LGK) to Penang (PEN) QR 867 departs 19:00, arrives 19:40
Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) departs 21:00, arrives 23:45

Flight Schedule from 27 October 2019:
Service operates Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Doha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR 866 departs 02:10, arrives 14:20
Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) departs 15:30, arrives 16:20
Langkawi (LGK) to Penang (PEN) QR 867 departs 18:40, arrives 19:40
Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) departs 20:35, arrives 23:25

Chief Minister of the State of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, said, “I’m thrilled to know that Qatar Airways’ service expansion now includes the magnificent Langkawi as this will definitely lead to greater opportunities not only for Malaysia’s burgeoning tourism industry, but for Kedah as well. Qatar Airways’ service to Langkawi will soon bring the world right to the doorstep of the island, allowing them to experience the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark in all its majesty.”

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