ADDING to the array of direct flights offered by budget airline AirAsia, Penangites can now enjoy flights to Hanoi in Vietnam, and Phuket in Thailand, starting July 1.
AirAsia Malaysia head of commercial Spencer Lee said the direct flights to Hanoi and Phuket are the airline’s ninth and 10th route from the island.
“The flights from Penang to Hanoi will operate four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) while flights to Phuket will operate with daily direct flights.
“Its strategic location in the region has helped to boost the growing inbound and outbound travel demand that saw seven million tourist arrivals via air travel last year.
“We are positive that the latest routes will significantly contribute to the tourism sectors of the three countries to become a desirable tourism region for travellers worldwide,” he said in a press statement.
To celebrate the launch of the new direct routes Lee said AirAsia offered promotional all-in-fares from RM99 (Penang-Hanoi) and RM79 (Penang-Phuket) for one way for the travel period between July 1 and Oct 28.