Travellers flying out of Malaysia’s northern hub Penang can now enjoy another destination option as AirAsia launches new flights to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, China.
These new three times weekly direct flights commencing 8 March 2020 will provide exclusive air connectivity between the Pearl of the Orient to Sichuan Province.
Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO, said:
“We are excited to announce our first new route of the new year, welcoming Visit Malaysia 2020 and in conjunction with Experience Penang 2020. Penang is one of our largest secondary hubs in Peninsular Malaysia, to which we have flown more than 2.4 million guests to the island last year. This is our first route from Penang to Mainland China and we are confident this additional route will continue to boost visitor arrivals into Penang, and vice versa.”
Besides Chengdu, AirAsia currently flies to 12 destinations from its Penang hub, namely Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya, Jakarta, Medan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.