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Travelers usually depart from Penang International, or Penang - Komtar when they travel from Penang to Kota Kinabalu. The distance between Penang and Kota Kinabalu is 1749 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Firefly, AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air. Penang and Kota Kinabalu have 36 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights3667-68
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Check-in for a flight from Penang to Kota Kinabalu

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
FireflyFFMFYYesOpens 336 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
AirAsiaAXMAKYesOpens 240 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Malaysia AirlinesMASMHYesNo
Malindo AirMXDODYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Penang to Kota Kinabalu?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Penang and Kota Kinabalu takes around 2.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Penang and Kota Kinabalu?
The flight distance between Penang and Kota Kinabalu is 1749 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Penang and Kota Kinabalu?
Several carriers operate flights between Penang and Kota Kinabalu. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include AirAsia, Firefly.
What are the most popular routes to and from Penang?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu, Singapore, Kuala Terengganu, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuantan, Hanoi, Johor Bahru, Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Bintulu, Phuket City, Langkawi, Phnom Penh, Da Nang, Yangon, Hong Kong, Semarang, Surabaya.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kota Kinabalu?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Miri, Melbourne, Tawau, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Lahad Datu, Cebu, Sibu, Bandar Seri Begawan, Sydney.
What airports are near Penang?
The main airport in Penang is Penang International. It is also served by Hat Yai International, Penang International, Sultan Abdul Halim, Sultan Azlan Shah.
What airports are near Kota Kinabalu?
The main airport in Kota Kinabalu is Kota Kinabalu International. It is also served by Kota Kinabalu International, Lawas, Limbang, Kudat.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Penang and Kota Kinabalu?
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