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Penang seeks direct connections from three countries

Penang has set its sights on three new direct flight routes from India, Shanghai, and Dubai, aiming to boost the state’s tourism.

With 13 direct international routes already in place, tourism head Wong Hon Wai pledges continued discussions to expand the network and bring even more visitors to the island.

“My trip to Xiamen last month paved the way for a promising partnership with Xiamen Air.”, he said in a statement today.

Hon Wai’s tour included IndiGo HQ and industry meetings in four key cities, paving the way for more direct flights and promoting Penang’s diverse tourism.

Penang is in talks with Shanghai Airlines to launch direct flights, boosting collaboration with the Chinese market. Tourism head Hon Wai met key players at ITB Shanghai for this purpose.

A meeting between Penang tourism officials and Flydubai leadership paved the way for new direct flights starting February. Penang’s focus on direct flights from Dubai, coordinated by CEO Ooi Chok Yan, unlocks new travel opportunities.

With connections to India, Shanghai, Dubai, and more on the horizon, Penang strategically diversifies its air network.

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