Penang Intl

Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), previously known as the Bayan Lepas International Airport, is situated outside the Bayan Lepas suburb in Southwest Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia. The airport is located 14 km (8.7 mi) south of George Town, the capital city of Penang. It is the oldest airport in the country, being opened in 1935 when Penang was part of the Straits Settlements. Penang International Airport is a medium-sized airport with good connections to major cities in South East Asia. The airport serves as the main airport for the northern region of Malaysia. Passengers arriving or departing from the north will have a view of George Town, Butterworth, and both the Penang Bridge and the Second Penang Bridge. Waiting times for check-in and baggage claims are relatively short compared to other larger regional airports. The airport is not crowded and basic facilities are available for users. In 2013, over 5.48 million passengers transited through the Penang International Airport. 60,020 aircraft movements were registered. Penang International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country, after Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and second busiest in terms of international passenger and cargo traffic after Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airport is the hub of two low-cost carriers, namely Airasia and Firefly. Penang International Airport won the Best Emerging Airport (Asia) award in the 23rd annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards 2009 (AFSCA) and Airport of the Year (below 15 million passenger annually) in the 2009 Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace and Defence Awards.

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Penang

Penang is a state of Malaysia located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca. It comprises two parts – Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley in English) on the Malay Peninsula. The state of Penang is bordered by Kedah to the north and east, and Perak to the south. Highly urbanised and industrialised, Penang is one of the most developed and economically important states in the country, and is a thriving tourist destination. George Town, which was founded by the British in 1786, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Penang has the third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language and religion. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite (in English), Penangkaran (In Penang Tamil or a Penang Lang (in Penang Hokkien).

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LCCs operating in Penang

AirAsia

Thai AirAsia

firefly

Lion Air

Malindo Air

Indonesia AirAsia

Tigerair Singapore

Thai Smile

Indonesia AirAsia X

Direct flights from Penang

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Singapore From $13 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kota Kinabalu From $37 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Johor Bahru From $23 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Kuching From $30 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Kuala Lumpur From $13 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • firefly (FY)
  • Malindo Air (OD)

Langkawi From $11 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • firefly (FY)

Medan From $18 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Lion Air (JT)
  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Ho Chi Minh City From $32 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Bangkok From $32 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Kuala Lumpur From $29 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)
  • Malindo Air (OD)

Kota Bharu From $29 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)

Banda Aceh From $44 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)

Phuket From $58 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)

Malacca From $39 (Tax incl.)

  • Malindo Air (OD)

Bangkok From $73 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai Smile (WE)

Jakarta From $60 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia X (XT)

Surabaya From $58 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia X (XT)