AirAsia looks to re-establish Penang hub


AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat (pic) said despite the overwhelming demand from other countries in the region for direct flights to Penang, the airline’s capacity is limited with only two aircraft operating from the island currently

GEORGE TOWN: AirAsia is looking at re-establishing its hub in Penang on the back of strong demand for direct flights to the island regionally.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said despite the overwhelming demand from other countries in the region for direct flights to Penang, the airline’s capacity is limited with only two aircraft operating from the island currently, Bernama reported.

“When compared with pre-Covid levels, our operations in Penang right now are at about 60% in terms of scheduled flights and we aim to increase it to 80% by year-end. A third aircraft will enable us to achieve that target sooner,” he said.

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