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Qatar Airways Doha to Penang Flights Launched

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Incredible airline news as Qatar Airways is starting its Doha to Penang direct flights from 2018. This comes as a shock to many states in Malaysia on the direct middle east flight to the Pearl of the Orient. 

The three times weekly direct flight will start on 8th February 2018 and will be a long haul flight on Qatar Airways.

The aircraft used will be the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which will seat approximately 254 passengers and take 8.5 hours one way.

Qatar Airways Doha to Penang Flights

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Penang is one of the must-visit destinations in Malaysia, rich with culture, food, and heritage
Penang has long been one of the must-visit destinations of Malaysia for many decades, and in the past few years, Penang Island has made international travel headlines where Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, and other international publications have named Penang as one of the top cities in the world to visit. 

The Pearl of the Orient as it is also known has impressed many high yield tourists from the west for many years.

Penang also comes with over 200 years of solid history, where the British first landed here in 1786, making the island the first spot for the British colonial era. 

From that, the island has seen a rich and diverse melting pot of races that have thrived over the centuries.

George Town is the capital of Penang and is also home to one of two UNESCO World Heritage Cities in Malaysia. The other being Melaka.

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Penang's very unique and interesting shops in George Town
Why Penang is popular, is also due to the highly diverse combination of food, culture, and history, all combined into one destination.

Penang food is world renown and serves some of the best local Malaysian hawker fares. Ask any Malaysia about Penang hawker food and you will get a thumbs up. 

With news of Qatar Airways flying directly into Penang from Doha, this will surely increase the tourism on the island.

As for facilities, the island has been ready for years and you can find luxurious hotels, resorts, boutique accommodations, and many guesthouses.

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Qatar Airways will begin direct flights from Doha to Penang in Feb 2018
Qatar Airways Doha Penang Flight Information
  • Doha to Penang Inaugural Flight will take off on Feb 6, 2018
  • Flight QR850 will land in Penang at 2.30 pm local time.
  • Penang to Doha Inaugural Flight will leave at 8.30 pm on Feb 6, 2018
  • Flight QR851 will arrive at 11.20 pm Qatar local time.
  • 3 flights weekly will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Penang Island is also home to the world's smallest national park which is easily visited in just half a day.

Temples of all sorts away from the cultural tourist while exploring the UNESCO core heritage zone in George Town by foot is an adventure waiting to b experienced.

For anyone heading to Penang for the first time, you may experience a culture shock, but definitely a good one.

And here is a list of free things to do in Penang while you are here. The island is not very big, therefore most of the things can be done around the George Town area.


Till Qatar Airways launches its direct flights to Penang this February 2018, the island is ever ready to receive guests from anywhere in the world.

This also means that Penangites can soon visit the Middle East and other countries in Europe with the Penang to Doha direct flights from Qatar Airways. 

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