Qatar Airways Inaugural Direct Flight to Penang Touches Down
Award-winning Qatar Airways Inaugural Direct Flight to Penang touches down and signals its robust expansion to Malaysia and South East Asia.
This is the airline’s second destination in Malaysia in response to strong leisure and business demands.
Qatar Airways Inaugural Direct Flight to Penang
Qatar Airways flight QR 850, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, touched down at Penang International Airport at 2.30 pm.
The Qatar delegation, led by its chief commercial officer Ehab Amin was accompanied by the Malaysian Ambassador to Qatar, Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.
Also present were Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali and Penang Global Tourism (PGT) chief executive officer, Ooi Chok Yan.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said Penang’s addition to our global network comes from our continued expansion plans throughout Eastern Asia.
“The addition of Penang to our global network comes as part of our continued expansion plans throughout Eastern Asia. We have launched direct services to Chiang Mai and Pattaya.
Qatar Airways will fly three times a week to Penang with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with spacious cabins specially-designed interiors.
Qatar Airways will increase the Penang route frequency to four times weekly effective July 1. The flights are on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight takes 12 hours and 30 minutes for each journey.
Qatar Airways’s Kuala Lumpur service started in 2001. It has since grown to a triple-daily direct non-stop service to and from Doha.
Doha (DOH) to Penang (PEN) QR850 departs 02:30 arrives at 14:30
Penang (PEN) to Doha (DOH) QR851 departs 20:30 arrives at 23:20