AirAsia resumes connectivity between Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu

KUCHING, 31 March 2024 – AirAsia celebrates the resumption of services between Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu today, highlighting the airline’s strong commitment to the East Malaysia market.

The airline, together with Nurul Ain Mohammed Yunus, Director of Tourism Malaysia Sarawak welcomed flight AK5432 from Penang to Kuching with more than 80 per cent load, signifying a promising potential for future growth between these routes. The aircraft was also greeted with a celebratory water salute upon its arrival.

Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam said: “We are proud to strengthen our connectivity within Malaysia and at the same time boost our East Malaysian hubs. As a homegrown airline, this route resumption reflects our commitment to expanding connectivity in Malaysia. By reintroducing this route, we aim to cater to the increasing demand for travel between Penang and East Malaysia while further supporting economic growth and tourism development in the country. We look forward to welcoming more guests on board as we continue to expand our domestic network in the future.”

Director of Tourism Malaysia Sarawak, Nurul Ain Mohammed Yunus said: “This service resumption marks a significant milestone in fostering tourism between Penang and Sarawak. By bolstering connectivity between these routes, we anticipate a substantial positive impact on Sarawak’s tourism growth. Leveraging on the diverse travellers from Penang, we aim to showcase Sarawak’s rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and unique experiences. This renewed connectivity opens up exciting opportunities to attract more visitors and further enhance Sarawak’s position as a premier tourism destination in Malaysia.”

Flight schedule from Kuching (KCH) to Penang (PEN):

Flight schedule from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Penang (PEN):


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