Emirates Airline will adopt a daily service to Penang, Malaysia, via Singapore, on April 9, 2020.
The carrier’s Penang route will be a linked service with Singapore, allowing passengers to travel easily between the two cities while enjoying the airline’s award-winning service.
Penang will become Emirates Airline’s second destination in Malaysia after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day. The flight will be operated by an Emirates 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.
The new route enables travellers from the Northern cities of Malaysia to enjoy convenient onward connections from Dubai to destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
“Penang is a major centre for tourism, business travel, as well as medical tourism and the increased levels of inbound travel is consistent with the growth in numbers of visitors to the country,” explained chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline, Adnan Kazim. “The introduction of flights to Penang will help us meet growing demand from leisure and business travellers, both to and from Malaysia. We are also pleased that the fifth freedom flights between Penang and Singapore will connect two sister cities and increase connectivity for passengers in South East Asia.”
The new service will also enable Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates, to offer up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on the flight, giving Malaysian businesses the opportunity to increase their exports, such as electronic products and components including semiconductors, laptops, other consumer products