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  • Joe Breitfeller

AirAsia Announces New Direct Service From Penang to Chengdu, China

AirAsia announced on Friday new direct service from their northern Malaysian hub of Penang to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China. The service will be offered three times weekly from March 8, 2020.


AirAsia Airbus A320neo - Courtesy AirAsia

Today, AirAsia announced new direct service to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China from their northern Malaysian hub of Penang. The new service will be available three times weekly starting March 8, 2020. The flight (AK 2262) will depart Penang at 10:55PM and arrive in Chengdu at 2:55AM and will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The return flight (AK 2263) departs Chengdu at 3:55AM and arrives in Penang at 8:15AM and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays (all times are local). In Friday’s announcement, AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO, Riad Asmat 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.”

Chengdu is internationally known as the home to the giant panda and many natural, cultural and historical sites. Some major attractions include the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the Leshan Giant Buddha, Wenshu Monastery and Jinli Ancient Street. Chengdu has also been designated as a UNESCO “City of Gastronomy” where visitors can enjoy popular Chinese cuisine including dishes originated in the region such as Mapo Tofu and King Pao Chicken. Naturally, guests can enjoy aromatic tea at the cities numerous teahouses.


In addition to the new service to Chengdu announced today, AirAsia offers 12 other destinations from Penang including Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya, Jakarta, Medan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.



Source: AirAsia