THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

AirAsia to launch direct Phuket-Penang flights

PHUKET: Low-cost airline AirAsia will launch direct night flights between Phuket and Penang starting July 1, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama.

tourismtransport
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 03:24PM


AirAsia will launch direct daily flights between Phuket and Penang starting July 1. Photo: Alec Wilson / WikiCommons file

AirAsia will launch direct daily flights between Phuket and Penang starting July 1. Photo: Alec Wilson / WikiCommons file

The July 1 launch will coincide with new AirAsia flights four times a week between Penang and Hanoi, in Vietnam.

According to the current AirAsia flight schedule (see here), AirAsia Flight AK1910 will depart Penang at 8:25pm and land at Phuket International Airport at 8:30pm each night.

Conversely, AirAsia Flight AK1911 will depart Phuket at 9pm and land in Penang at 11:05pm each night.

According to the Bernama report, AirAsia Head of Commercial Spencer Lee said that to celebrate the launch of the new routes, AirAsia would offer promotional all-in, one-way travel fares from RM79 (about B638) for Penang-Phuket flights and from RM99 (about B799) for Penang-Hanoi flights.

The promotion is open until April 15 for the travel period between July 1, 2018 and Oct 28, 2018.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Promotional fares for flights from Phuket to Penang were not mentioned*.

The routes, which will become the airline’s ninth and 10th services to be operated out of Penang, would further strengthen its inter-Asean connectivity. AirAsia said in a statement today (April 5), Bernama said in its report. (See story here.)

Mr Lee noted AirAsia currently operates 102 weekly flights one way to Kuala Lumpur, including Johor Bahru (31 times weekly), Kota Kinabalu (11 times weekly), Kuching, (10 times weekly), Langkawi (21 times weekly), Ho Chi Minh City (7 times weekly), Singapore (28 times weekly), Medan (28 times weekly), Surabaya (five times weekly) and Jakarta (14 times weekly) via AirAsia Indonesia and Bangkok (14 times weekly one way) via AirAsia Thailand, the report added.


*UPDATE: An AirAsia release received by The Phuket News this evening (April 4) has announced, "In celebration of the new direct route, all-in-fares from THB990* one-way from Phuket to Penang is available for booking from 4 April 2018 to 15 April 2018 for the travel period between 1 July 2018 and 28 October 2018.

Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Christy Sweet | 05 April 2018 - 08:26:31

Perfect schedule to be at the Thai consulate first thing in the morning  and then back again the same day. 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

3) Yes, we all know that Bryant was convicted. Facts ? It is still early days & a lot more inves...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

1) Mental Condition as per Section 32 of the Mental Health Act "cognitive impairment"--an...(Read More)


Woman killed by sleeping pickup driver

So many crashes, injuries and deaths for such a tiny island, it's like russian roulette out ther...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

Ok, ok, ok, no facts that the gun man had a 'mental' condition??? So, normal to kill 50 peo...(Read More)


Polish hotel owner charged after threatening staff with gun

A polish man with a tourist visa, stays in another hotel, married with thai lady, owns a hotel? Thre...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

The posts don't make any sense. There are no facts which suggest the gunman had a "mental c...(Read More)


Power outage to leave Cherng Talay, Kamala, Srisoonthorn without water

Inventive! Using many power outage to block people having water supply during hot days. Covering th...(Read More)


Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 2.3mn visitors for Songkran

Idea! TAT should internationally inform tourists to bring their own water for Songkran celebration,...(Read More)


Woman, 26, crushed by water truck on Kata Hill

Police shows incompetence. How hard is it to find out which hotels in that area order a watertanker...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

Every thai has the right to appeal. Right. Has every thai the financial means to appeal with a goo...(Read More)