Emirates has announced a new daily service that will fly from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to Malaysia’s Penang International Airport through Singapore.
The new service will commence on 9th April.
The service will be linked with Singapore, which will allow for easy travel between the two cities for passengers who can enjoy the award-winning service provided by the airline.
Penang is to be the second Malaysian destination offered by Emirates after its capital city of Kuala Lumpur, a route that it has been operating for 24 years now since 1996, with three flights every day.
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a three-class configuration will operate the flight, providing eight First Class suites as well as 42 lie-flat Business Class seats and 304 spacious Economy Class seats.
The brand-new route will allow travellers from Malaysia’s northern cities to access convenient connections from Dubai to Middle Eastern, North American and European destinations.
The state is located on Malaysia’s north-western coast and consists of an island in addition to a mainland portion, which the country’s two longest road bridges connect.
Penang is the second biggest city in Malaysia and is famed for its rich architecture and heritage, modern retail and entertainment options, the natural beauty of its hills and beaches, and cuisine.
The city also plays host to a number of tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also an economic powerhouse for the nation, attracting international business travellers.
Penang is a major tourism centre for business travel and medical tourism, according to Emirates’ chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim.
Increased inbound travel is consistent with the increase in the number of visitors to Malaysia, and the introduction of Penang flights will help to meet growing business and leisure tourist demand, Kazim says.
The airline is also pleased that two sister cities will be connected by the new flights between Penang and Singapore, which will increase passenger connectivity within Southeast Asia.
Customers in all cabin classes will be able to enjoy industry-leading comfort levels and features on Emirates flights, including a multinational cabin crew that includes Malaysian nationals and regionally inspired food and drink.
Passengers can also access more than 4,500 channels of entertainment, including the latest games, movies and music.
There are also services and products aimed at families to ensure that travelling with children can be done without hassle.
The new service will also enable the cargo division of the airline, Emirates SkyCargo, to provide as much as 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on flights, allowing for the exportation of electronic products and components by Malaysian businesses.
Commodities that are often imported to Malaysia include fashion goods, food items, fresh flowers and pharmaceuticals.
Anyone who intends to travel to Malaysia from the UAE, or vice versa, should ensure that they are covered by travel insurance before they begin their journey.
Travel insurance offers effective financial protection from losses that can be incurred by unexpected events such as cancelled flights and lost luggage.