Cheap flights from Kuantan to Penang

Flight information Kuantan to Penang

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Average flight time, total distance 367 kilometres

2h 55min

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Airlines that fly from Kuantan to Penang

Firefly flies the route between Kuantan and Penang in Malaysia through Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport and Penang International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Firefly leaves Kuantan at 3:20 in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines also serve the route with connecting flights via Kuala Lumpur.

Terminal Information

Flights from Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan are operated out of the sole terminal of the airport when making the trip to George Town on Penang Island via Penang International Airport. The said terminal facility handles flights from Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air. It also houses the 6 Squadron of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, as operated by the Malaysian Military.

Meanwhile, passengers will arrive at Penang International Airport, which was previously known as the Bayan Lepas International Airport. Arriving flights will be landing through the modern and newly-improved passenger terminal, which is now home to several local and international airlines. The improvement to the said airport catered to the increasing air traffic to George Town, which is considered an emerging and up-and-coming urban city.

Practical Information

Local travellers flying the route from Kuantan and George Town/Penang, should simply prepare at least one of their valid Picture IDs, which can be their national ID, office/work ID, school ID, social security ID, other government IDs with pictures, or passport, along with their flight confirmation details to be able to check-in and board the flight. Foreign passengers meanwhile will be asked for additional requirements when travelling the domestic route, including visa requirements, booking or flight confirmation, passport and valid picture IDs, and/or driver's licence if they are planning on renting vehicles in the area. Regardless of nationality or passenger type, all passengers are expected to arrive at the airport at least one hour before the scheduled departure time to avoid hassles during check-in and security processes.

What to expect in Penang

George Town is the capital and largest city of the state of Penang, and the home to Penang International Airport. George Town is known as the city of condominiums and apartments in Malaysia, similar to other cities in Asia such as Hong Kong and Singapore. George Town was named after Britain's King George II, and is located northeast of the Penang Island. George Town experiences a tropical rainforest climate, as identified under the Koppen climate classification. It experiences relatively consistent temperatures throughout the course of the year, with an average high temperature of about 31 degrees Celsius and average low of 24 degrees Celsius. The city's driest months are from December through February. In relation to Kuantan, both cities do not have a time difference since both of them belong to the same time zone. Most prices in George Town cost a little higher than in Kuantan, with local groceries prices costing as much as 40 percent more than prices in Kuantan. Transportation costs however, especially taxis, are a bit cheaper in George Town than in Kuantan, but other items, including utilities and even leisure services costs more in George Town.

This information is correct as of August 2015.

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