Making beautiful destinations more accessible to the world, Qatar Airways has officially celebrated the launch of new flights to the gorgeous islands of Langkawi in Malaysia. Starting from 15 October onwards, a sophisticated Boeing 787 Dreamliner will fly from Doha to Langkawi via Penang, and back, four times a week; this will be extended to five times a week from 27 October onward. And with 22 luxurious seats in business class and 232 spacious seats in economy, the international airline is all set to make this dream location a reality for as many passengers as possible.
There’s certainly no doubt about the immense attraction of this Southeast Asian group of islands. With its dense green forests, shimmering blue waters of the Andaman Sea, white sand beaches, and lush mangroves, Langkawi has truly earned its title as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’. No wonder, then, that it found a much deserved spot on Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Visit in 2019.
“Langkawi is one of the most highly sought-after destinations in Malaysia and I am certain our flights will help increase accessibility and boost inbound tourism to this beautiful archipelago,”
With the chance to experience such natural beauty made so easy, it’s expected that Qatar Airways’ latest service offerings will tempt many a vacationer seeking to bask in the untouched glory of a tropical paradise to head out at the earliest.
“The launch of Qatar Airways’ direct services to Langkawi certainly bodes well for the island and goes in line with our plans of further cementing its position as an international tourist destination,” said Dr. Hezri Bin Adnan, CEO of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).
With the addition of these new flights, the multi-award-winning airline will now be servicing three cities in Malaysia, with Kuala Lumpur and Penang as the other two popular destinations. This special move shows Qatar Airways’ commitment to spreading its presence in Asia.