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From Left: Amin and H.E. Lim Guan Eng, chief minister, Penang From Left: Amin and H.E. Lim Guan Eng, chief minister, Penang

Qatar Airways Inaugurate First Flight to Penang

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight to Penang touched down at Penang International Airport, inaugurating the airline’s second destination in Malaysia, as it continues its expansion throughout Southeast Asia.

Qatar Airways flight QR850, operated by a Boeing B787 Dreamliner, was led by Ehab Amin, chief commercial officer, Qatar Airways, and was accompanied by H.E. Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Malaysia’s ambassador to Qatar.

At a press conference held at the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, after the inaugural flight arrival, Amin, announced the Penang route will be boosted to a four-time-weekly frequency effective July 01. Until then, Qatar Airways will fly three times weekly to Penang with its state-of-the-art Boeing B787 Dreamliner, which features 22 business class seats and 232 economy class seats, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors.