Penang to Get its Second Connection to the Gulf

Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Emirates, Penang

After Qatar Airways open routes linking Doha to both Penang and Langkawi in 2019, it is now the turn for Emirates to announce the launching of a service linking Penang to Dubai via Singapore next April. 

Emirates announced last Monday its plan to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Penang International Airport, via Singapore, from 9 April 2020.

Emirates’ flight to Penang will be a linked service with Singapore, allowing passengers to travel easily between the two cities as it will have traffic rights between both towns. Passengers on the short one-hour flight will be able also to enjoy the airline’s award-winning service.

Penang will become Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day and is a route that has been operating since 1996. The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.

The new route enables travellers from the Northern cities of Malaysia to enjoy convenient onward connections from Dubai to destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East. The flights will arrive at 5.15pm in Penang and depart to Dubai at 10.20pm from Penang to arrival in Dubai around 5am.

“Penang is a major centre for tourism, business travel, as well as medical tourism and the increased levels of inbound travel are consistent with the growth in numbers of visitors to the country. We have been serving Malaysia through our flights to Kuala Lumpur for more than 20 years, with three-times daily service, and the introduction of flights to Penang will help us meet growing demand from leisure and business travellers, both to and from Malaysia. We are also pleased that the fifth freedom flights between Penang and Singapore will connect two sister cities and increase connectivity for passengers in South East Asia,” said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates.

Customers across all cabin classes can look forward to industry-leading features and levels of comfort when travelling with Emirates, from its multinational cabin crew, including Malaysian nationals, to enjoying over 4,500 channels of on-demand audio and visual entertainment from the latest movies, music and games on its ice system, as well as regionally-inspired meals and complimentary beverages. Families are also well catered for with dedicated products and services to enable hassle-free travel with children.