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Penang-Hong Kong seventh AirAsia international route

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AirAsia continues its post-covid expansion across Asia with with the announcement that direct Penang-Hong Kong services will take off from 10th August 2023. Penang is AirAsia’s third largest hub and this was the route that introduced it as such in 2009.

This route is the airline’s seventh direct international route from Penang and will further boost regional inbound tourism to the state, further building one of the State’s top industries. The three weekly flights will add to a total of 217 flights weekly from Penang to both domestic and international destinations.

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Penang-Hong Kong

AirAsia Group operates 217 flights weekly from 10th August via ten routes to Penang from

  • Kuala Lumpur (67x weekly)
  • Johor Bahru (28x weekly)
  • Langkawi (21x weekly)
  • Singapore (35x weekly)
  • Ho Chi Minh City (7x weekly)
  • Jakarta (11x weekly)
  • Bangkok (14x weekly)
  • Medan (28x weekly)
  • Surabaya (3x weekly)
  • Hong Kong (3x weekly)

Flight schedule Penang (PEN) – Hong Kong (HKG)

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Days of service
Penang – Hong Kong AK2281 06:30 (6.30am) 10:30 (10.30am) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Hong Kong – Penang AK2280 11:10 (11.10am) 14:55 (2.55pm)

All times are local. Hong Kong and Penang are in the same time zone. 

The route was announced in Penang by representatives of Air Asia, along with Tourism and government officials.

…. We are confident that the addition of three weekly flights from Hong Kong will not only reinforce Penang’s status as a top tourist hotspot in Malaysia but will also contribute significantly to the island’s overall appeal. YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE)

His sentiments were echoed by Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO who noted that AirAsia and  anticipates a strong response from both leisure and business travellers on this historical route. This is especially so, given that the airline is the only low-cost carrier connecting both islands directly.

…. We are excited to reconnect Penang to Hong Kong after launching it for the first time in 2009 where we established Penang as a hub at the same time. Riad Asmat

Penang-Hong Kong

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