The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phuket and Kuala Lumpur directors, the Executive Chairman of Penang Global Tourism, and the CEO of Firefly all applauded the route. A flight with 134 people landed in Phuket at 2:20 p.m. on Friday. Flight FY3600, a refurbished Boeing 737-800, left Penang. Firefly Airlines is a subsidiary of Malaysia Aviation Group, which operates Malaysia Airlines. initial rate includes flight changes, 20 kg of checked baggage, reward points, and optional priority services.nstead, they underlined that travelers should arrive in the afternoon to enjoy Phuket’s beaches, markets, nightlife, food, and drink, and Penang’s renowned street cuisine in addition to its beaches, colonial heritage, and architectural treasures.

Penang and Phuket are both bridge-connected islands known for their cuisine and beaches, according to TAT. Over 560,000 Malaysians had visited Thailand this year, and Phuket has 890,000 international visitors. The route, along with a flight from Koh Samui to Penang, was popular with ex-pat visa holders who required to visit embassies in Penang to acquire stamps, often every 90 days. The direct option is more convenient than flying to Kuala Lumpur or the all-day bus ride across the border. Firefly has routes from Penang to Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu on Borneo, thus the trip from Phuket will help Thai passengers reach additional popular destinations. A beloved ex-pat trail has reopened. Firefly Airlines’ Phuket-Penang route is back. The journey resumed Friday after being stopped for more than two years by the Covid-19 pandemic. The weekly flight will connect the two islands.


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