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Malaysia Aviation Group Resumes Direct Flights from Penang to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

Enjoy greater connectivity with Malaysia and East Malaysia with national airlines group

 

 

KLIA, 2 December 2021: Malaysia Airlines is delighted to recommence direct flights from Penang to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu beginning December 2021 to March 2022 as demand for domestic travels starts to show a positive trend following the relaxation of interstate travel ban and the upcoming year-end holidays.

 

These routes will soon be served by the airline’s sister company, Firefly from April 2022 onwards, resuming its jet operations based in Penang which was suspended since April 2021 due to prolonged movement control order that resulted in poor demand. This move complements the Malaysia Airlines in serving the leisure market while diversifying Firefly’s base connecting secondary cities in Malaysia to East Malaysia.

 

Today, the inaugural flight MH2721 from Penang arrived in Kuching International Airport at 9:55am and was welcomed with a water cannon salute, followed by cultural performances at the terminal. YB Dato’ Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture and representatives from Malaysia Aviation Group, including Captain Nasaruddin A. Bakar, the Chief Operating Officer of MASwings handed out souvenirs to passengers upon disembarkation.

 

Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail of Malaysia Aviation Group said, “Malaysia Aviation Group plays a unique role in stimulating the travel and tourism industry. We are honoured to recommence our flight operations connecting key domestic sectors namely Penang, Sabah and Sarawak.

 

Firefly will soon be resuming its jet operations to serve these key domestic sectors. This move is very timely as air travel gradually picks up domestically and we are ready to serve business or leisure travellers with the connectivity they need. With the resumption of Firefly’s jet operations, customers will enjoy a flexible service concept – with product unbundling to suit the leisure focused and price-sensitive customers, providing a more significant value proposition

 

With these direct flights from Penang to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, coupled with additional frequencies from Kuala Lumpur serving the routes, we are confident that this connectivity will reinvigorate domestic tourism for Malaysia’s largest secondary cities.”

 

The airline currently utilises the B737-800 aircraft on both routes and operates four times weekly for Penang-Kota Kinabalu and two times weekly for Penang-Kuching routes.

 

Customers with travel plans between these sectors can enjoy low fares starting from RM219 and RM279 respectively on the Malaysia Airlines’ Economy Class available on https://bit.ly/3phceWH for travel up until March 2022.

 

The Economy Lite Fares comes with free cabin baggage of 7kg, complimentary snacks/meals and beverages, inflight entertainment in addition to earning Enrich Miles for each travel for every booking made. To enjoy significant travel benefits, customers may opt for Economy Flex Fare that comes with additional benefits including unlimited date changes, refunds, Go Show flexibility, priority check-in, boarding and check-in baggage allowance of 35kg, all these without additional fees incurred.

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Flights table below:

 

 

Routes

Flight No

Time

Weekly Frequency

Penang to Kota Kinabalu

MH2730

0910hrs - 1210hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Kota Kinabalu to Penang

MH2731

1310hrs - 1600hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Penang to Kuching

MH2721

0740hrs - 0955hrs

Thursday

MH2723

1310hrs - 15255hrs

Saturday

Kuching to Penang

MH2722

1110hrs - 1315hrs

Thursday

MH2724

1625hrs - 1830hrs

Saturday

 

*The flight schedule above may change subject to customer demands and government regulations. T&Cs apply.

 

 

Malaysia Airlines received a 7-star rating for its COVID-19 health and safety measures from AirlineRatings and, most recently, became an airline partner of the Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM) along with other key industry players, to create an end-to-end safe travel experience, positioning Malaysia as a safe destination for leisure and business travellers. Malaysia Airlines received a 7-star rating for its COVID-19 health and safety measures from AirlineRatings and, most recently, became an airline partner of the Travel Safe Alliance Malaysia (TSAM) along with other key industry players, to create an end-to-end safe travel experience, positioning Malaysia as a safe destination for leisure and business travellers.

 

Head on to malaysiaairlines.com or download Malaysia Airlines’ App to get the latest information and make sure you never miss out on great deals like these and the many more exciting promotions and exclusives and book your next Fly Malaysia experience and Fly Confidently with Malaysia Airlines today! Customers are encouraged to keep themselves informed of latest SOPs in place by the authorities to ensure their smooth travel.

 

 

 

 

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