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Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight to Penang
  • February 2018
As part of Qatar Airways’ continued expansion plans throughout Eastern Asia, the Airline started its first non-stop flight to Penang, which is its second destination in Malaysia. 
Qatar Airways will fly three times a week to Penang with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors. Qatar Airways flight QR 850, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport on  6th February at 02:30 and arrived at Penang International Airport at 14:30 on 6 February 2018. Penang route was boosted to a four-times-weekly frequency, which will be effective from 1 July 2018 was in response to the strong leisure and business demand.
The award-winning airline first launched service to Malaysia in December 2001, and currently operates a triple-daily service to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to launch direct flights to Penang, a long-anticipated addition to our global route network. Our Kuala Lumpur service started in 2001, and it has since grown to a triple-daily direct non-stop service to and from Doha.”
Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang, said: “We offer a UNESCO World Heritage city that is captivating in not only our cultural diversity and religious harmony but also in offering our natural beauty and world class tourism products. Let your senses be invaded by sights, sounds and smells that will entice you to come back for more.”

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