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Fly AirAsia direct from Penang : Hanoi and Phuket

April 5, 20184 minute read
direct from Penang

AirAsia will connect Hanoi and Phuket direct from Penang from 1st July 2018. Travellers will save time and money with these new AK coded flights, which cut out a diversion via Kuala Lumpur. The two flights are the 9th and 10th route from Penang, increasing AirAsia’s commitment to intra-Asean connectivity. Penang to Hanoi flights will operate 4 times weekly, with a daily service to Phuket in Southern Thailand.

Fly direct from Penang with ticket offers

To celebrate the new direct routes, AirAsia is offering all-in, one-way fares from MYR 99 from Penang to Hanoi and MYR 79 to Phuket. Tickets are available for booking from 4th April 2018 to 15th April 2018 for travel between 1st July 2018 and 28th October 2018.

Book at or use AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone or Android devices to pick up these special promotional fares.

Save a bit extra by booking and paying with with BigPay, Asia’s money app. Download for Android and iPhone devices. You can also use BigPay as a debit card abroad without extra fees for currency exchange and earn BIG points as well.

*Promotional all-in fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

From Penang, there’s plenty of choice with these flights weekly, in each direction:

  • Connections with AirAsia:
    • Kuala Lumpur (102 flights)
    • Johor Bahru (31 flights)
    • Kota Kinabalu (11 flights)
    • Kuching, (10 flights)
    • Langkawi (21 flights)
    • Ho Chi Minh City (7 flights)
    • Singapore (28 flights)
    • Medan (28 flights)
    • Surabaya (5 flights)
  • Flying AirAsia Indonesia (flight code QZ) 
    • Jakarta (14 flights)
  • With AirAsia Thailand (flight code FD)
    • Bangkok (14 flights)

Why Hanoi?

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, has a history of a thousand years and counting. The country’s rich Vietnamese cultural history has strong influences from Chinese and French occupation, seen in buildings and food. The city boasts a bustling yet laid back atmosphere with attractions easily explored on foot, especially if you elect to stay in the area of the 36 streets. Central is the Hoan Kiem Lake, with its famous red bridge leading to the Ngoc Son Temple at the northern shore of the lake.

If you want to get out of the city, you can take to the hills. Picturesque Sapa to the north shows off rice terraces and lush greenery. The areas popular for mountain trail walking or cycling expeditions to meet the hill tribes of Vietnam such as the H’mongs, Daos and Muongs. In addition to Sapa, other parts of northern Vietnam such as Son La and Bac Ha can encourage you to stay longer.

Don’t miss an overnight (or two) trip to the beautiful Halong Bay with over 3,000 limestone islets, caves and grottos and fishing villages. This UNESCO listes site is to the east of Hanoi.

How about Phuket?

Phuket is well known for its nightlife around Soi Bangla and the beautiful beaches in Patong. However There’s a lot more to Phuket than these. There are many other beaches spread out across Phuket and a day spent island hopping is both relaxing and fun. Around the islands of Phang Nga Bay, you can kayak into hidden lagoons within limestone cliffs or take tour of James Bond Island and the village-on-stilts Koh Panyee.

Take the winding road leads to the top of Nakkerd Hill, where the 45-metre concrete Big Buddha marble statue looks over the island. If not for the spiritual merit, come for the superb panoramic views. This is but one of many temples and mosques on the island. This gives you a clue to the variety of food available – a cosmopolitan blend to warm any foodie’s heart.

History buffs aren’t forgotten. Visit Old Phuket Town for a walking tour of restored, century-old shop houses reminiscent of the former tin mining town’s ties to the British colonial sea port of Penang.  

Flight Schedule Penang (PEN) – Hanoi, Vietnam (HAN)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
AK618 PEN HAN 0615 (6.15am) 0820 (8.20am) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
AK619 HAN PEN 0850 (8.50am) 1250 (12.50pm)

Flight Schedule  Penang (PEN) – Phuket, Thailand (HKT)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
AK1910 PEN HKT 2025 (8.25pm) 2030 (8.30pm) Daily
AK1911 HKT PEN 2100 (9pm) 2305 (11.05pm)

Local times are used. Please note that Penang is one hour ahead of both Hanoi and Phuket.

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