Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Penang Malaysia
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Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Penang Malaysia

Qatar Resumes Penang Flights

Good news as Qatar Airways resumes flights to Penang, Malaysia, on 29 October 2023. Passengers can now look forward to this exciting route, which will operate via the picturesque destination of Phuket, Thailand, in both directions.

These daily flights, operated on the Boeing 777 aircraft, will further strengthen Qatar Airways’ commitment to providing passengers with exceptional connectivity and world-class service.

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Penang Malaysia

The decision to resume services to Penang reflects Qatar Airways’ dedication to expanding its global network and offering passengers more travel options to popular destinations. As a result, passengers can experience the charm of Penang, known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, and vibrant street food scene, while enjoying seamless connections through the award-winning Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Qatar Airways Vice President for Sales South East Asia and South West Pacific, Jared Lee, expressed his enthusiasm for this milestone, saying, “We are excited to resume our daily services to Penang, Malaysia, via the beautiful island of Phuket.

These flights reflect our commitment to providing passengers with more excellent travel options and unrivalled connectivity. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, Qatar Airways is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and exceptional journey for all our passengers.”

Passengers travelling on the Boeing 777 aircraft can expect a superior inflight experience, with spacious seating in Business and Economy Class. The airline’s renowned hospitality, coupled with its commitment to safety and hygiene, ensures passengers can relax and enjoy their journey to the fullest.

Additionally, the award-winning airline will also be increasing its flights to Kuala Lumpur from 15 December 2023, bringing the total to 28 weekly flights (four daily flights), where 14 weekly flights are operated by codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines, to meet the growing inbound and outbound travel demand.

For further information and to book your next journey, please visit the Qatar Airways Penang Flights website or contact your nearest Qatar Airways sales office or travel agent.

Qatar Airways Penang Flight Schedule:

DOHA – PENANG (daily via Phuket)

  • QR840 DOH – HKT Departure at 02:45, Arrival at 13:25
  • QR840 HKT – PEN Departure at 15:45, Arrival at 18:20

PENANG – DOHA (daily via Phuket)

  • QR841 PEN – HKT Departure at 21:00, Arrival at 21:20
  • QR841 HKT – DOH Departure at 00:35, Arrival at 04:00


  • QR4991 DOH – KUL Departure at 01:30, Arrival at 13:55 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)
  • QR852 DOH – KUL Departure at 03:05, Arrival at 15:35 (from 15 December 2023 to 11 March 2024)
  • QR4993 DOH – KUL Departure at 08:10, Arrival at 20:40 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)
  • QR844 DOH – KUL Departure at 19:50, Arrival at 08:20+1


  • QR4992 KUL – DOH Departure at 02:25, Arrival at 05:15 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)
  • QR845 KUL – DOH Departure at 09:50, Arrival at 12:30
  • QR853 KUL – DOH Departure at 20:00, Arrival at 22:40 (from 15 December 2023 to 11 March 2024)
  • QR4990 KUL – DOH Departure at 21:10, Arrival at 23:50 (operated by Malaysia Airlines)


Previously, Qatar Airways launched the Doha to Penang direct flights in 2018 but stopped the service right after Covid-19 in 2020. Since then, many have been patiently awaiting news of this direct flight from the Middle East.

Now, with the news that Qatar Airways resumes flights to Penang, many are anticipating an influx of visitors to the Pearl of the Orient, and this could assist in bringing tourism back to how it was before.

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