Qatar Airways new service to Langkawi, starting 15 October 2019, is part of the airline’s strong expansion plans in Southeast Asia and marks the airline’s third destination in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
Initially it will start with four-times weekly Langkawi tag services via Penang and will increase up to five-times weekly services from 27 October 2019 on its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said “Langkawi is one of the most highly sought-after destinations in Malaysia and I am certain our flights will help increase accessibility and boost inbound tourism to this beautiful archipelago. With five weekly flights to Langkawi, our service offers a gateway for passengers to travel and experience Langkawi’s magnificent offerings. We also aim to offer greater connectivity for passengers travelling from Malaysia to our extensive global network of over 160 destinations. Our new flights reflects our commitment to growing our presence not just in Malaysia, but in Asia as well.”
Travellers to Langkawi, an an archipelago of 99 picturesque islands surrounded by the azure Andaman Sea on Malaysia’s west coast, can enjoy the Forested hills, stunning white-sand beaches and glimmering turquoise waters.
Chief Minister of the State of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, said: “I’m thrilled to know that Qatar Airways’ service expansion now includes the magnificent Langkawi as this will definitely lead to greater opportunities not only for Malaysia’s burgeoning tourism industry, but for Kedah as well. Qatar Airways’ service to Langkawi will soon bring the world right to the doorstep of the island, allowing them to experience the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark in all its majesty.”
The multiple award Qatar Airways seamlessly connects passengers from Malaysia to more than 160 destinations across six continents via its award-winning Hamad International Airport in Doha.