AirAsia adds another connectivity from Yangon to Penang, Malaysia

YANGON, 13 JANUARY 2016

  • 3x weekly direct flights will connect Yangon to Penang, Malaysia
  • Flight to commence on 22 March 2016
  • Special introductory all-in-fares from as low as USD$35* one-way

Another exciting destination awaits travellers from Yangon as AirAsia introduces direct flight connectivity to the northern state of Penang in Malaysia, a destination which has been named as one of the ‘Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016’ by Forbes. 

This new route will have a flight frequency of three times weekly, and commence operations on 22 March 2016

To celebrate the announcement of this new route, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from as low as USD$35* one-way. Flight bookings can be made online at airasia.com from 13 January through 24 January 2016 and guests will be able to travel from 22 March 2016 until 5 February 2017. Bookings can also be made through AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android devices, as well as AirAsia’s mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

Apart from Penang, AirAsia also serves the community in Yangon with direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand, as well as more than 39 cities across Asia and Australia through the Fly-Thru service.

The Fly-Thru service enables guests to connect seamlessly via AirAsia’s multiple transit hubs with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance.

Flight Schedule for Yangon (RGN) to Penang, Malaysia (PEN)

 Flight No From To Departure Arrival Flight Frequency
 AK 1509 RGN PEN
1310hrs 1700hrs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
 AK 1508 PEN RGN
1200hrs 1245hrs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad says, “Penang is a vibrant city which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and has seen many changes over the years, attracting tourists from all around the globe. This island city has also won many accolades, making it into many major international travel lists thanks to its rich history & culture, variety of local cuisine, and a growing scene in the arts.”

“There is so much to do in Penang, and we hope that the introduction of this route will inspire more Burmese to explore this gem in northern Malaysia. We also have a Travel Guide exclusive on Penang, which our guests will be able to download for free via our in-flight magazine’s website travel3sixty.com,” Spencer adds.

Penang, is an island located on the north of Peninsular Malaysia which is synonymous to delicious food, and renowned for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Georgetown. Beautifully restored pre-war shop houses line the streets of this historical city, with many street art and murals painted by the famous street artist Ernest Zacharevic as photo opportunities. Other architectural gems which every traveller to Penang should not miss include the Pinang Peranakan Museum, Khoo Kongsi and the Kek Lok Si Temple. Penang is also a great beach holiday destination with Batu Feringghi as the must-visit area to relax or party by the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

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