Penang is directly accessible from 25 major local and regional airports, and over 100 local and international destinations via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2).

Located in Bayan Lepas, the Penang International Airport is

  • 16 km or a 30 minutes’ drive from George Town

  • 30km or a 45 minutes’ from Seberang Perai

  • 32 km or a 1 hour’s drive from Batu Feringghi

  • 326 kilometres or a 50 minutes’ flight from KLIA

  • 603 km or a 1 hour 30 minutes’ flight from Singapore Changi

 

Direct air links between Penang and major Asian Cities:
FREQUENCY OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

No Sector Airline Total/Week  
1 Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) Thai Smile 10 43
2 Don Mueang (Bangkok) AirAsia 14
3 Phuket Firefly 7
AirAsia* 7
4 Hat Yai Malindo Air 4
5 Hanoi AirAsia* 4
6 Ho Chi Minh City AirAsia 7
7 Hong Kong Cathay Dragon 12
8 Singapore AirAsia 28 98
SilkAir 35
Jetstar Airways 14
Scoot 14
Malindo Air 7
9 Medan AirAsia 37 58
Sriwijaya Air 7
Lion Air 14
10 Jakarta AirAsia 14 21
Citilink 7
11 Surabaya AirAsia 5
12 Banda Acheh Firefly 4 7
Malindo Air 3
13 Guangzhou China Southern Airlines ** 14
14 Taipei China Airlines *** 7
15 Kunming Lucky Air 2
16 Doha Qatar Airways **** 4
    Total 281

Source: Malaysian Airports Berhad (Updated 3rd May 2018)
**** Flight commence 12 June 2018 onwards
*** Flight commence 7 June 2018 onwards
** Flight commence 1 June 2018 onwards
* Flight commence 1 July 2018 onwards

 

FREQUENCY OF DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
No Sector Airline Total/Week
1 Johor Bahru Air Asia 24
2 Kota Kinabalu Air Asia 11
3 KLIA Air Asia 97 168
MAS 45
Malindo 26
4 Kuching Air Asia 10
6 Kota Bahru Firefly 14
7 Subang Firely
73
141
Malindo 68
8 Langkawi Air Asia
21
28
Firefly 7
10 Melaka Malindo 7
    Total 403