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Qatar Airways Welcomes the Resumption of Daily Services to Penang

 Qatar Airways marked the resumption of daily services to Penang, Malaysia, with a welcome ceremony at Penang International Airport on 29 October 2023. The daily flights, operated on the Boeing 777 aircraft, connects Penang to the world via the tropical destination of Phuket, Thailand. This resumption will connect travellers from Penang to over 160 destinations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and more via Doha and “World’s Best Airport” at Hamad International Airport.

The ceremony marked a pivotal moment for Qatar Airways as it reaffirmed its commitment to delivering passengers a seamless connectivity and a world-class travel experience. The resumption of daily services to Penang not only underscores Qatar Airways' dedication to expanding its global network but also highlights its contribution to the growth of the aviation sector, both within the region and in Malaysia.

Qatar Airways Vice President for Sales Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific, Jared Lee, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are delighted to welcome the resumption of daily services to Penang again, as this is our second gateway into Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur. The resumption will bring immense tourism and trade opportunities to both Qatar Airways and Penang, and we look forward to connecting passengers from across Malaysia to our extensive global network through our hub in Doha."

The arrival of the Qatar Airways flight was marked with a grand water salute, symbolising a triumphant return to the skies and the strengthening of the airline's commitment to Penang.

Additionally, the award-winning airline also announced the increase of an additional 7 flights to Kuala Lumpur starting 15 December 2023, bringing the total to 28 weekly flights (four daily flights), where 14 weekly flights are operated by codeshare partner, Malaysia Airlines, to meet the growing inbound and outbound travel demand.

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Flight Schedule:


DOHA – PENANG (daily via Phuket)

QR840 DOH – HKT Departure at 02:45, Arrival at 13:25

QR840 HKT – PEN Departure at 15:45, Arrival at 18:20


PENANG – DOHA (daily via Phuket)

QR841 PEN – HKT Departure at 22:45, Arrival at 23:15

QR841 HKT – DOH Departure at 00:35, Arrival at 04:00



QR4991 DOH – KUL Departure at 01:30, Arrival at 13:55 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)

QR852 DOH – KUL Departure at 03:05, Arrival at 15:35 (from 15 December 2023 to 11 March 2024)

QR4993 DOH – KUL Departure at 08:10, Arrival at 20:40 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)

QR844 DOH – KUL Departure at 19:50, Arrival at 08:20+1



QR4992 KUL – DOH Departure at 02:25, Arrival at 05:15 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)

QR845 KUL – DOH Departure at 09:50, Arrival at 12:30

QR853 KUL – DOH Departure at 20:00, Arrival at 22:40 (from 15 December 2023 to 11 March 2024)

QR4990 KUL – DOH Departure at 21:00, Arrival at 23:40 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)