The Malaysian-based airline, Malindo Air, is opening a new route to Banda Aceh. The route will connect Penang to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport. Departures will be at 10:10 a.m. and arrivals at 11:10 a.m. local time.
Return flights from Banda Aceh depart to Penang at 11:30 a.m. and arrive at 2:40 p.m. local time. The duration of the flight is about 120 minutes.
The flights operates three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
“This route has the potential to attract many customers and fill seats, whether for business or vacation. It will also speed up the growth of tourism in Banda Aceh and Penang,” said Chandran Rama Muthy, the CEO of Malindo Air.
Passengers from Banda Aceh will also have the option to travel further with direct flights to Melaka and Hat Yai, Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur.
Banda Aceh is well-known for its attractive beaches, heritage buildings and culinary tradition, including legendary coffee.
Malindo Air will also launch a new route from Ipoh in Malaysia to Kualanamu in Medan today. The flights will be available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.