Emirates has confirmed plans to start a new daily service from Dubai to Malaysia‘s Penang International Airport, via Singapore, from April 9. Emirates’ flight to Penang 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 the second destination of Emirates in Malaysia, after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day and is a route operating since 1996. The flight will be operated by a three-class Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering eight First Class private suites, 42 Business Class flat seats and 304 comfortable Economy Class seats.
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 level of inbound travel is consistent with the increase in the number of visitors to the country. We have served Malaysia on our flights to Kuala Lumpur for more than 20 years, with three times regular service, and the introduction of flights to Penang will help us meet the 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,” said Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer at Emirates.
The new service will also allow Emirates SkyCargo, Emirates ‘ cargo division, to deliver up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on the flight, allowing Malaysian companies to expand their exports, such as electronic products and components like semiconductors, laptops and other consumer products; spare parts for other industries, including aviation, oil and gas, and renewables Commodities frequently imported into Malaysia include pharmaceuticals, fashion goods, perishable goods including food products and fresh flowers. The path will also help Singapore’s import and export opportunities, linking the world through Dubai, and between Singapore and Penang.