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Penang aims to have more direct flights by 2018-end

Last update: 14/06/2018
 
GEORGE TOWN, June 14 (Bernama) -- The Penang Government aims to have more direct flights by year-end, specifically from East Asia countries.

Penang Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said there was an increase in direct flights to Penang, as well as an increase in flight frequencies for this year.

"Starting from July 1, we have an average of one direct flight daily from Phuket and four direct flights per week from Hanoi by Air Asia. Also, from the beginning of June, the flight frequency from Guangzhou by China Southern Airline increased from an average of one flight daily to two flights, " he said.

He also hoped to open more direct flights this year, specifically towards China and South Korea.

However, Yeoh said according to the Penang Global Tourism, the international passenger arrival for the first quarter this year (Q1) had shown promising results.....

 
 

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