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Friday, 18 October, 2019, 11 : 00 AM [IST]

Qatar Airways operates first flight to Langkawi, Malaysia

Qatar Airways has flown its first flight from Doha to Langkawi, Malaysia. To celebrate the launch of the popular new destination, an extra special flight was operated from Doha to Langkawi on 16 October 2019, in which a number of VIPS, international media and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker were on board.

Speaking on this, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said, “I am thrilled to have been on today’s special flight to Langkawi and to be here celebrating our arrival to this stunning archipelago.  Langkawi marks the eighth new destination added to Qatar Airways’ rapidly expanding network in 2019. With its forested hills, stunning white-sand beaches and glimmering turquoise waters, Langkawi is fast becoming one of South East Asia’s most highly sought-after destinations and the reason why we knew we had to launch our flights here. Beginning with a four-times-weekly service that will grow to five-times-weekly from 27 October 2019, we look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers alike on board so that they may experience the ‘Jewel of Kedah’.” 

Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, COO, Malaysia Airports,  said, “I would like to welcome Qatar Airways to Langkawi International Airport, the first middle eastern airline to fly to this beautiful island. The inclusion of a new international airline to Langkawi will definitely spur our Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign by increasing the number of tourists into Langkawi.”

The new service to Langkawi will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business class and 232 seats in Economy class, with spacious cabins and specially designed interiors. As well as enjoying the award-winning in-flight service on board, passengers travelling to Langkawi will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.

 
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