Yesterday (27/1), Emirates confirmed they will expand their Malaysian flight network, making the island of Penang their second destination nationwide. Travellers will be able to access the island – known as ‘The Pearl of the Orient’ via the carrier’s global network hub in Dubai.
The award-winning international airline will officially launch their new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Penang International Airport via Singapore, starting from 9th April, 2020. The new flights will be serviced by 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.
“Penang is a major centre for tourism, business travel [and] medical tourism,” said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates. “We are [also] pleased that the flights between Penang and Singapore will connect two sister cities and increase connectivity for passengers in South East Asia,” he added.
Penang is home to the country’s second-largest city, famed for its rich history, charming streets, delicious cuisine and unique handicrafts. The island also offers a range of excellent hotels, beaches, restaurants and family attractions. The city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to iconic street art and a fascinating Chinatown region, along with many great examples of colonial architecture and heritage sites.
Emirates already flies to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, where it has offered three daily flights since 1996. The new route will make it easier than ever before for travellers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to connect with Malaysia, and explore the many delightful attractions the country has to offer its guests.