Dhaka: Emirates has announced to launch a new daily service from Dubai to Penang International Airport in Malaysia via Singapore from April 9. Penang will become Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day.
Emirates’ flight to Penang will be a linked service by Singapore, allowing passengers to travel easily between the two cities. The flight will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The new service will also enable Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates, to offer up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on the flight.
Emirates SkyCargo has been facilitating trade between Malaysia and the rest of the world since 1996. During the last financial year, the carrier transported close to 23,000 tons of cargo on the route to and from Kuala Lumpur, 17 per cent up from the previous year.
Penang is a major centre for tourism, business travel, as well as medical tourism in Malaysia.