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Getting to Langkawi Malaysia by air

Posted by on May 19th, 2007
Filed Under: Langkawi, Transport

Langkawi’s modern international airport is located 20km from the main town of Kuah. There are regular airline connections from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok, plus some long-haul international flights in the high season. You can find money changing services, ATMs and transport rentals at the terminal.

Most flights are with one of these four airlines:

Daily direct air services from KL to Langkawi operated by Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia.

  • Malaysia Airlines fly several times a day from/to Penang and Kuala Lumpur. They are not the cheapest, but prices are still normally reasonable. Direct flights to London have been terminated.
  • Air Asia operates three flights a week between Langkawi and Bangkok on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Excellent for both domestic and international flights. Flight delays are not uncommon. Be prepared for mind-numbing waiting games even during off peak season.

FireFly Air (from Penang only). Firefly is a newly launched airline which flies from/to Penang twice daily. This is a short-haul, lower service version of Malaysia Airlines. The prices starts from RM9 (excluding tax).

Singapore’s Silk Air serves the Singapore route four times a week. This is a short-haul, lower service version of Singapore Airlines. The prices are reasonable.

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