New route opens from Doha to Langkawi

September 30th, 2019 by langkawihomestay


Langkawi in Kedah is set to welcome even more tourists when multiple award-winning airline Qatar Airways launches its first flight to the island in October.

The new service marks the airline’s third Malaysian destination, after Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The flight will run between Hamad International Airport in the Qatar capital city of Doha and Langkawi International Airport, with a short transit in Penang.

There will be 4x weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) to Langkawi from its launch on Oct 15; this will increase to 5x weekly (additional flight on Friday) beginning Oct 27.

All flights will run on the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which features 22 Business Class seats and 232 more in Economy Class.

At a press conference in Kuala Lumpur recently, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said that since starting its Penang service, the airline received many requests for it to include Langkawi on its route.

“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,” he shared, adding that the airline is committed to growing its presence in Asia, especially in South-East Asia.

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