The third busiest airport in Malaysia (after Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kota Kinabalu Airport) Penang International Airport serves the Malaysian state of Penang, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Operational from 1935, Penang Airport offers both domestic and international flights to cities in Southeast and North Asia such Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket, Surabaya, Hong Kong, Taipei and others. The airport handles more than 5 million passengers annually, and is the airport base of budget airlines Firefly and AirAsia.
Penang International Airport consists of only one terminal with 2 levels – the arrival hall is on the ground floor, whilst the departure area is one floor above.
Services and Facilities
Those looking to grab a quick bite before their flight need not fret at Penang Airport, which is well-stocked with F&B outlets like McDonald’s, Coffee Bean, and other restaurants hawking both local and international cuisine. Duty-free shopping is also available in the airport, as is the ever-present airport gift shop, bank, currency exchange office and pharmacy. Younger travelers will be pleased to note that free wi-fi is also available throughout the airport compound.
Those wanting to relax in more private settings may choose to buy a pass to enter the airport’s VIP Plaza Premium Lounge, for cushy chairs, finger foods and more creature comforts.