LAST_UPDATEThu, 26 Apr 2018 9pm

Qatar Airways To Fly Direct To Penang International Airport

Malaysians’ favourite island destination has definitely made a name for itself as Qatar Airways has finally decided to have directs flights to Penang!

As of February next year, Qatar Airways will be flying directly to Penang three times a week from Doha. The flight will take approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes each way, and will be via the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has a 254-seat capacity.

The inaugural flight from Doha to Penang will take off on February 6, with Flight QR850 touching down in Penang at 2.30pm local time, while the first flight from Penang to Doha, Flight QR851, will leave at 8.30pm on February 6th and arrive at 11.20pm Qatari time, Qatar Airways announced in a media statement.

Passengers can board this flight every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Due to the high demands of flights to Penang, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said Penang was then chosen to offer their passengers a second gateway into the country.

“With three weekly flights between Doha and Penang, we are sure travellers to this exotic holiday destination will be enchanted by Penang’s magnificent natural scenery,” he said in a statement today, adding that Penang was the ‘gourmet capital’ of Malaysia.

Penang International Airport currently serves chartered flights to Jeddah and Medina during the haj season, as well as domestic, Asean and secondary Chinese destinations.

We would like to congratulate Penang Island on their outstanding achievement and for making it into Qatar’s radar!