AirAsia now flies direct to Hanoi and Phuket from Penang!

AirAsia now flies direct to Hanoi and Phuket from Penang!

AirAsia now flies direct to Hanoi and Phuket from Penang!

Exciting news for Penangites as Air Asia now flies direct to Hanoi and Phuket from Penang! The direct flights to both cities in Hanoi, Vietnam and Phuket, Thailand commences on 1 July 2018.

AirAsia’s Head of Commercial, Spencer Lee, said the low-cost carrier will offer a promotional all-in-fares for one way travel

  • RM99 (Penang-Hanoi)
  • RM79 (Penang-Phuket)

The booking period is from now to April 15, 2018, for the travel period between July 1, 2018, and Oct 28, 2018.

The new ninth and tenth routes from Penang will further strengthen AirAsia ’s inter-ASEAN connectivity. Penang’s strategic location will help boost the growing inbound and outbound travel demand.

“Flights from Penang to Hanoi will operate four times weekly, while flights to Phuket will operate with daily direct flights.

“As a truly Asian airline that flies to all 10 Asian countries, we are happy to continue our efforts in linking up our Asian footprint further as part of our extensive network.

“We are positive that the latest routes will significantly contribute to the tourism sectors of all three countries to become a desirable tourism region for travelers across the world,” he added.

AirAsia currently operates

  • Kuala Lumpur (102 times weekly)
  • Johor Bahru (31 times weekly)
  • Kota Kinabalu (11 times weekly)
  • Kuching, (10 times weekly)
  • Langkawi (21 times weekly)
  • Ho Chi Minh City (7 times weekly)
  • Singapore (28 times weekly)
  • Medan (28 times weekly)
  • Surabaya (five times weekly)
  • Jakarta (14 times weekly)
  • Bangkok (14 times weekly one way)

Good news for travelers as AirAsia now flies direct to Hanoi and Phuket from Penang!


Penang is an internationally acclaimed World Heritage site where every traveler becomes a certified foodie. Street foods beckon with the lingering taste of Assam Laksa, Char Kuay Teow, Prawn Mee, Pasembur, and Chendol.

The island’s heritage is proudly preserved with beautiful colonial buildings. Many elegant buildings are turned into boutique hotels and Instagram worthy cafes. The vibrant cultures and beautiful architecture is further enhanced with George Town’s Murals by international artists.

For the BEST EATS, arm yourself with the Ultimate Penang Halal Food Guide for Muslim Travelers


Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam boasts a laid-back atmosphere where travelers can explore on foot. Head to One Pillar Pagoda (Chùa Một Cột). Beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake’s famous red bridge leads to the Ngoc Son or Temple of Jade Mountain temple. This is located on Jade Island on the northern shore of the lake. Travelers can also soak up the beauty of Halong Bay’s emerald green sea. The sight of the 3,000 limestone islets, caves, grottos and fishing villages is a sight to behold.


Phuket island’s beautiful beaches, dinner theatre with a cultural performance of ladyboy cabaret and Muay Thai fights aren’t the only attractions for travelers. Time to fill your tummy with fresh seafood, Tom Yum Kung, Papaya Salad, and Mango Sticky Rice. Remember to chill with Chang beers, and cocktails at the beach bars and enjoy Soi Bangla’s famous nightlife.

Guests can also save more when they book with BigPay, Asia’s money app. Book NOW on airasia.com or AirAsia Mobile App.




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