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flydubai expands its network in Southeast Asia with the start of flights to Penang and Langkawi

flydubai expands its network in Southeast Asia with the start of flights to Penang and Langkawi

The Dubai-based carrier touches down in Penang and Langkawi, becoming the first UAE national carrier to serve the two airports with a daily service from Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, inaugurated its operations to Langkawi and Penang on 10 February. The inaugural flight, which coincided with the auspicious first day of Chinese New Year, touched down at Penang International Airport (PEN) and Langkawi International Airport (LGK) and were met with a water cannon salute and a warm welcome by local authorities, becoming the first carrier to serve the two airports with a daily service from Dubai.

With the start of flights to Penang and Langkawi, flydubai expands its network in Southeast Asia to four destinations in two countries, including Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia, and Krabi and Pattaya in Thailand.

Commenting on the start of flights, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “we are pleased to see our presence grow in Southeast Asia with the addition of Penang and Langkawi to our growing network. flydubai remains committed to opening up underserved markets and with the start of our daily service, we look forward to offering our passengers more opportunities to explore the beautiful region.”

The timing of the inaugural flight on the first day of Chinese New Year presents an exciting opportunity for tourists to immerse themselves in the multicultural festivities and vibrant events leading up to the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations in Penang. Through an array of Chinese New Year activities, Penang invites visitors to immerse themselves in the city's dynamic cultural landscape, embracing the essence of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

YB Wong Hon Wai, Penang State EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE), said: “we are thrilled that flydubai has introduced Dubai to Penang and Langkawi, marking the first new direct flight route for our airport this year. We believe this will be another key international route from Penang, and we applaud flydubai’s efforts to make Penang a destination of choice for many regional travellers.”

The two new Malaysian destinations offer visitors from the UAE, and across the flydubai network, a blend of heritage, adventure and relaxation. Penang offers the perfect mixture of cultural richness and modern charm. Renowned for its vibrant street art, UNESCO-listed George Town captivates with colonial architecture and diverse cuisine. Meanwhile, Langkawi's pristine beaches and lush landscapes offer a tropical haven for those seeking a beach holiday.

flydubai will operate its latest aircraft on these routes which feature lie-flat seats, internationally-inspired menus and hours of immersive entertainment in Business Class and seats designed to optimise space and comfort in Economy Class.

Flights to Langkawi will operate via a short stop in Penang, offering passengers from the UAE and across the region convenient travel options to explore these popular destinations.

Flight details

Starting from 10 February 2024, flights will operate daily from Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB) to Penang International Airport (PEN) and Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Return Business Class fares from DXB to PEN start from AED 11,000 and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED 2,700.

Return Business Class fares from DXB to LGK start from AED 11,000 and Economy Class Lite fares start from AED 3,500. 

Flight Number

Departure Airport

Arrival Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Time

FZ  1603

DXB

PEN

04:10

15:05

FZ  1603

PEN

LGK

16:05

16:45

FZ  1604

LGK

PEN

19:45

20:45

FZ  1604

PEN

DXB

21:45

01:05

All Times Local

Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the UAE Contact Centre at (+971) 600 54 44 45, the flydubai travel shops or through travel partners.

For the full timetable, please visit: https://www.flydubai.com/en/flying-with-us/timetable

For Holidays by flydubai packages, please visit: https://holidays.flydubai.com/en/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 125 destinations served by a fleet of 85 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:

An expanding network: Created a network of more than 125 destinations in 58 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and South-East Asia.

Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 90 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 85 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 29 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 53 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 03 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 100 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

 

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