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Qatar Airways to Serve Langkawi via Penang Beginning 15 Oct 2019


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#1 Fairul

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:11 PM

QR just announce LGK as their new destination 2018/2019

#2 Khalil Abd Halim

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:21 PM

QR just announce LGK as their new destination 2018/2019

 

hope the load justifies if not this wont last more than 6 months



#3 I. Wong

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:38 PM

Good on QR. They are now flying 24x weekly to KUL (more than EK) as well as 3x to PEN. With LGK soon to come, they will become the largest middle east airlines in Malaysia in terms of number of flights. I thought BKI will be the next destination especially after PEN.



#4 Mushrif A

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:41 AM

QR just announce LGK as their new destination 2018/2019

 

 

Somehow, I sensed that this will be routed via another destination (PEN?, HKT?) to make it viable all year round.



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:37 PM

Somehow, I sensed that this will be routed via another destination (PEN?, HKT?) to make it viable all year round.


Tag ons did not work last time when QR tagged on HKT to KUL. They returned with a direct flight and it is doing OK. Similarly, PEN is a direct flight. So, I think LGK should be the same.

#6 Raj

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:02 PM

Report on Airliners.net in QR thread that QR is going to start Langkawi. Any info?

#7 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:39 PM

This one deserves its own thread and CONGRATS to Langkawi for this massive achievement!



#8 KK Lee

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

Tag ons did not work last time when QR tagged on HKT to KUL. They returned with a direct flight and it is doing OK. Similarly, PEN is a direct flight. So, I think LGK should be the same.

 

QR tagged HKT to KUL before load on DOH-HKT is justified.



#9 Alif A. F.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:54 PM

Congrats! More direct international connection to secondary points in Malaysia.

#10 Mushrif A

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

Tag ons did not work last time when QR tagged on HKT to KUL. They returned with a direct flight and it is doing OK. Similarly, PEN is a direct flight. So, I think LGK should be the same.


You can only say tag-ons failed to work if the destination is completely abandoned.

The fact that QR operated direct flights to HKT much later showed that tag-ons worked to build traffic and presence.

#11 BC Tam

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:41 PM

DOH-LGK coming up in April apparently  :)

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#12 Craig

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 03:13 AM

QR announced at ITB that they will fly 3 weekly flights to Langkawi beginning 15OCT2019 using 787. As with all QR announcements, take it with a grain of salt until QR finally lands in LGK. 

 

Other destinations:

Izmir, Turkey

Malta

Rabat, Morocco

Davao, Phillipines

Lisbon, Portugal 

Mogadishu, Somalia


Edited by Craig, 07 March 2019 - 03:21 AM.


#13 Craig

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:28 PM

QR will launch LGK beginning 15 October 2019. QR plans to serve LGK 4 weekly A332 initially before increasing to 5 weekly B788 a few weeks later (when Winter 19/20 schedule begins). Routing will be DOH-PEN-LGK both ways (no traffic rights between PEN and LGK obviously).


Edited by Craig, 29 March 2019 - 11:32 PM.


#14 Chris Tan

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:55 AM

QR will launch LGK beginning 15 October 2019. QR plans to serve LGK 4 weekly A332 initially before increasing to 5 weekly B788 a few weeks later (when Winter 19/20 schedule begins). Routing will be DOH-PEN-LGK both ways (no traffic rights between PEN and LGK obviously).

One wonders if dine-on-demand is available on PEN-LGK :P

#15 Craig

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:58 AM

One wonders if dine-on-demand is available on PEN-LGK :P

 

Sure. The average flying time on AK is ~18 mins for PEN-LGK and slightly longer for LGK-PEN (~20 mins) and QR's flight is blocked at 40 mins. You can dine either 30s or 45s later.

 

I think QR has a service on all their flights no matter how short it is, but I think this is their shortest flight (coming in at 129km or 80miles, compared to KUL-SIN at 296km / 184miles)

 

BTW, does anyone know why AK schedules 2 PEN-LGK-PEN almost back to back (leaving within 15-20 minutes of each other)?



#16 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:15 PM

I hope they will be granted the rights to carry passengers between PEN and LGK.



#17 BC Tam

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:15 PM

One wonders if dine-on-demand is available on PEN-LGK :P

Maybe dish out one of 'snack box's upon boarding - feel free to 'dine' upon that anytime during ensuing 18-40 minutes :)



#18 Chris Tan

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:11 AM

Sure. The average flying time on AK is ~18 mins for PEN-LGK and slightly longer for LGK-PEN (~20 mins) and QR's flight is blocked at 40 mins. You can dine either 30s or 45s later.
 
I think QR has a service on all their flights no matter how short it is, but I think this is their shortest flight (coming in at 129km or 80miles, compared to KUL-SIN at 296km / 184miles)

Excellent. I think I'll have the soup, mezze and dessert shortly after takeoff, have a browse through the IFE selection, then a fruit plate to refresh myself after a minute's nap.




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