AirAsia’s inaugural flight to Melaka from Penang landed as the airline celebrated it’s 11th consecutive Skytrax World’s Best Low-cost airline award. The new service links two of Malaysia’s historic cities, Penang’s George Town and Melaka. Both are UNESCO World Heritage listed, with George Town founded in the late 1700s and Melaka’s history stretching back to the early 1400s.
The daily flights, using AirAsia’s Airbus A320 aircraft, started 1st July 2019, with AK 6284 landing in Melaka at 2.25pm. The aircraft was welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute upon arrival. Guests on the inaugural flight were greeted by Melaka Chief Minister Tuan Adly bin Zahari.
In his welcoming comments, Tuan Adly 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.
Melaka is AirAsia’s sixth domestic destination and 14th route from its Penang hub.
Apart from Melaka you can fly from Penang to:
- Kuala Lumpur
- Johor Bahru
- Kota Kinabalu
- Ho Chi Minh City
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Flight Schedule Penang (PEN) – Melaka (MKZ)
|Penang – Melaka||AK 6284||13:20 (1.20pm)||14:25 (2.45pm)||Daily|
|Melaka – Penang||AK 6285||14:50 (2.50pm)||16:00 (4pm)|