AirAsia celebrates inaugural flight from Penang to Yangon


  • 3 times weekly direct flights between Penang and Yangon marks the airline’s seventh international destination from its northern hub
  • Promotional all-in-fares from RM119* one-way

AirAsia now services seven international destinations via its northern hub of Penang with the commencement of its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar which took off at 12.00PM today.

Ms Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad was present at the Penang International Airport to celebrate this occasion with a send-off ceremony before joining the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival into Yangon International Airport, flight AK1508 was greeted with a water salute and followed by a welcoming event.

The Penang – Yangon route is exclusively operated by AirAsia with three times weekly flights on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

In celebration of this inaugural flight, AirAsia is offering a promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM119 one way. Book at from today until 27 March 2016 and travel from 22 March to 24 November 2016. The AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone and Android devices also offer another alternative and convenient way to book these promotional flights, as well as the mobile site

Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad said, “We were just here in Penang less than two months ago to celebrate our Penang – Ho Chi Minh City direct flights, and today we are thrilled to mark another milestone in our commitment to grow Penang as our northern hub. We are confident we will be able to further position Penang as a preferred destination through our marketing efforts to promote this route. We would like to thank the government of Penang and Penang Global Tourism for the support given towards AirAsia and in making the launch of this route possible.”

Travellers looking for an off-the-beaten path adventure will be delighted to explore Yangon. Formerly the capital city of Myanmar, Yangon offers guests glimpses into the past — a city with a mix of British colonial, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influence. The city’s main attraction Shwedagon Pagoda is best visited twice; once at dawn when monks in maroon robes can be seen in prayer and meditation, while the jewel-encrusted stupas illuminate the city skyline at dusk. Yangon is also the gateway to many breath-taking countryside attractions such as the infamous hot air balloon ride in Bagan, picturesque palm-line beach with clear blue waters of the Bay of Bengal in Ngapali to the famous floating garden and villages at Inle Lake.

Apart from Penang, AirAsia also flies directly to Yangon twice daily from Kuala Lumpur and four-times daily from Bangkok.

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Flight Schedule for Penang, Malaysia (PEN) – Yangon, Myanmar (RGN)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival
Flight Frequency
AK 1508 PEN RGN 1200hrs 1245hrs
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
AK 1509 RGN PEN 1310hrs 1700hrs
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.

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