Flydubai is a low-cost airline based in Dubai

More exciting news for the burgeoning Penang’s tourism industry.

Qatar Airlines will fly to Penang on Oct 29, 2023 and Flydubai is expected to fly directly to Penang and Langkawi wef February 2024.

The new development was confirmed by State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy, YB Wong Hon Wai in a facebook posting earlier today.

“Welcome Flydubai Direct Flight to Penang starting Feb 2024. After Guilin, will be Xiamen followed by Doha and then Dubai. Direct flights to Penang lining up,” it read.

Wong also sighted flydubai posting which read – 

“Exciting news!

“We are launching flights to Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia. Flights will start from 10 February and you can book today on

Meanwhile, flydubai (FZ), is a Dubai Government owned airline, offers a network of over 90 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.

In the meantime, former State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy YB Yeoh Soon Hin contacted Penang Hyperlocal to add on that he had initially laid the preliminary ground work to enable flydubai to connect Penang and Langkawi. He also furnished his official letter and pictures towards his efforts.