Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang
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AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Firefly have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang. Confirm policies on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 2h 50m, covering a distance of 1746 km.
There are 56 (direct) flights between Kota Kinabalu and Penang per week, averaging 8 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 86) and Multiple Airlines (RM 235), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Malaysia Airlines (RM 679).
AirAsia (3 times daily), Malaysia Airlines (2 times daily), Firefly (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
When flying out of Kota Kinabalu you will be using Kota Kinabalu, often referred to as Kota Kinabalu Airport. You will be landing at Penang Intl, also known as Penang Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "No entertainment facilities available even in business class"
Cons: "very delayed flight in addition slow flying what should have taken 52 minutes ended 1 hour 20 min to add to that poor cabin crew management of Business Class disembarking excruciating slowly added another delay of 20 minutes!"
Cons: "the food could have been nicer"
Cons: "I paid more than 1500 ringgit for the bags, although the booking of the trip was comprehensive. Unfortunately the site disappointed me"
Pros: "Crew are nice,but the seat need to improve"
Cons: "The seat need to improve"
Cons: "Did not departure on time"
Pros: "Malayasia airlines made me sad since they left my luggage in KL on my trip to Shanghai today. The agent in Shanghai was really bad to handle situation. He doesnt care at all. No one from Malaysia Airlines showed off to explain the situation. Me and my wife dont have any clothes to change. Very bad"
Cons: "Malaysia airlines need to Change the behavior of the staffs in shanghai especially the agent or the station manager of MAS"
Pros: "Everything was good about this flight"
Cons: "They need to have at least 5 to 10 vegetarian meal on board."
Pros: "Some staff were good others could not be bothered."
Cons: "Nicer staff"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Creaky seats in business class, below average selection of inflight movies and food that was substandard. This was a very oddly configured A330 with the seats in business way too close to each other. Every time they make an announcement you have to deselect whatever you were watching again."
Pros: "There was a hot meal on this 1.5 hour hop from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching"
Cons: "The seats on the 737-800 have quite limited legroom"
Pros: "cabin crew very friendly and professional"
Cons: "Seats cramped; not enough space, especially for long haul. Provide more space! Earphones didn’t work. Could not enjoy entertainment. Seat would not recline. Slow checking. Not enough counter staff. Check in counter contractor staff inexperienced and held us up for over an hour due to unfamiliar"
Cons: "Flight delay announcement could have been made much earlier"
Cons: "It was delayed by 15mins due to heavy rain but it was OK as everything else was on point"
Cons: "They changed my seat without telling me and the new seat has a faulty video monitor and also a faulty USB port.. no compensation received.. terrible airline"
Cons: "They charged for the ticket but blocked the ticket so i had to buy mew ticket"
Pros: "Very quick transfer of my luggages in KL"
Cons: "Crews were only thinking of completing their tasks. I had been standing for 10 minutes in order to have the crews gave way. They were cleaning post lunch. I was told to wait till they were done."
Pros: "Retested additional blankets and got them."
Cons: "The crew was in a hurry to provide drinks and remove trays; ttrays were no hot drinks provided; overall, the crew seemed cold and not approachable."
Cons: "Staff still very grumpy.. food is bad but much than flight leaving from Malaysia."
Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Too hot onboard"
Cons: "Concentrated orange juice? Seriously? Dated flight, seats, interior."
Pros: "They provided us with a hotel to stay in until everything was arranged."
Cons: "No communications with KL that our flight was cancelled and marked me as a no show on my next flight. Which cancelled my next flights. I'm not too impressed."
Cons: "* Business lounge was pathetic with NO food, only drink and snack. * Boarding was not efficient and took longer that it should have so had a late take off. * Business class.... Ran out of food!?!?! What the heck! only water available for 6 of 16 seats! Pathetic * Terminals not updated so had to take transfer to another terminal to get my arranged ride."
Pros: "Better overall service - boarding, no delays, comfortable cabins, pleasant crew."
Cons: "the windows were a bit smudged from previous passengers"
Cons: "Incompetent handling of engine error by both ground and air crew"
Pros: "On time flight"
Pros: "We like to thank you for all your staff are good taking for all of us. We would like to make recommends it to all our friends. May the Living Lord and our Almighty God bless you, your staffs and your business abundantly! Amen!"
Pros: "I got there eventually"
Cons: "The delay"
Cons: "No beer or wine in business class! Did not want a meal, so I got water and a tiny pack of peanuts."
Cons: "Transfer from domestic to international terminal in KL was slow as only 1 customs officer was working"
Pros: "Flight to Penang was delayed for more than 3 hours for unclear reasons. These was not a clear announcement as to what was going on. Then after that, they were waiting on the crew from Langkawi. We arrived at 2 a.m. or so as a resluy"
Cons: "Lateness and lack of transparency from MAS staff"
Pros: "Free beer and wine. Good inflight entertainment. Food ok."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable and not enough leg room for someone 6'02". They ran out of the chicken meal and I was stuck with the fish which wasn't that great."
Pros: "New aircraft Improved entertainment system More baggage allowance"
Cons: "Tight seat pitch at 30 inches only Poor food"
Cons: "It appears the staff don't want to be there, long check in queues, poor in-flight service, average food, not even offer water in-flight, plane was dirty, entertainment average, not at the standard for a full service carrier."
Pros: "Just fly."
Pros: "They left on time"
Cons: "Website is a debacle, asked to preorder meals for business but can't, can't check in on line, business menu was limited, what was on the menu wasn't offered. Seats are uncomfortable, short & narrow. In general for the amount of money paid for business, it's the worst yet"
Cons: "No food, No entertainment"
Pros: "On time flights, comfortable seats and good onboard service"
Pros: "I liked the crew, very polite and helpful."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I could not check in on-line. This made that I missed half a night of sleep in Darwin because I had to check in at 1AM, flying at 4.10AM."
Pros: "Clean and entertainment good!"
Cons: "Food is mediocre, even for airplane food."
Pros: "Flight was smooth. Cabin crew was courteous. Seat was comfortable."
Cons: "More thought should be given to the snack offering as it was heavily sugar laden. Flight was delayed by almost an hour to accommodate 1 family."
Cons: "Fight was delayed half an hour due to waiting for a few connecting flight passengers. This is ridiculous as the airline is making the gain at the expense of other passengers' priceless time."
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "Second flight in a row for a one hour flight and we are delayed one hour. Better just go with a low cost airline then"
Pros: "Direct Flight"
Cons: "Food was absolutely disgusting. The mash potato and chicken was completely melt into liquid. The air con continually leaking throughout the journey."
Cons: "Flight delayed for more than one hour. Check in counters not enough resulting in long queue."
Cons: "Flight delayed."
Cons: "Attentiveness and comfort passenger for any incident."
Pros: "on time despite having to unload luggages for passengers who did not turn up warm welcome from pilot and co-pilot from cockpit"
Pros: "Crew was quick to serve any on-board item I ordered. Happily served with a smile"
Cons: "I’ve been traveling with AirAsia since quite a few years, but recently AirAsia flights are being delayed quite often. This is not how budget airlines usually work. They’re known for their on-time operations. I hope AirAsia works to improve on this issue."
Cons: "Boarding always take way too long because of the hand luggage problem."
Pros: "Was on time and we landed ahead of the scheduled ETA"
Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "Be punctual."
Pros: "The crew was amazing!"
Cons: "provide accesible wifi"
Cons: "Never Kiwi.com again! Thailand to Indonesia both flights on AirAsia but they would not book my bag to final destination. In Kuala Lumpur had to go through customs (LUCKILY! no visa required) get my bag, go security line again, check bag again. Took over 2hrs stressed if I would make my flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Cons: "A little cramped up seats"
Cons: "The flight can’t even provide a plastic bag for me to pack my pre order meal."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I was separate with my wife even if similar seats were available. To be with her, i had to pay."
Pros: "Pleasant counter service at the terminal."
Cons: "Half hour late"
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Flight delayed, landed at 2.00am+"
Pros: "The crew are friendly."
Cons: "Quite often arrived late, took too long for passengers to settle down."
Pros: "Assistance in check in"
Cons: "After early boarding still wait like 30 min plus seating in plane"
Pros: "On time and very friendly helpful staff. Especially ground crew"
Pros: "All ok, seriously,stewardesses look great and very charming with her uniforms, very friendly staff"
Pros: "Check in, boarding was easy, staff were friendly, flight was uneventful"
Pros: "Good music Took off EARLY and landed EARLY"
Cons: "Sprayed the cabin with bug spray"
Cons: "Unable to use airasia app for e-boarding"
Cons: "I arrived 3AM at KKIA, expected boarding time is 5.30AM but check-in counters are not open until past 4AM. Already 4.30AM but there was still only 1 person at the counter. Not enough instructions for self-service but no one on the floor to assist people. Arrived at my gate 15mins before boarding time. At the gate, they put up both TPE and HKG boarding information which confused the passengers."
Pros: "Personnel very young and friendly - they seem to enjoy their job!"
Cons: "Return flight was delayed over half an hour and we had to stand because the gate area in Penang was too small."
Cons: "Flight delay for almost 4 hour"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The head stewardess pronounced a few words wrong"
Pros: "convenient flight times"
Cons: "i hated that there are no human beings in sight. i hate all the machines. i hate that you dont employ people. if you want to give jobs to machines then i what use are you? i would much rather pay more and be greeted by a friendly human face. you are all fools and i will seek other airlines in future"
Cons: "Rough flight and landing, seemed like a rookie pilot was flying."
Pros: "Value for money"
Cons: "Delayed departure 20 minutes. Same as from Penang to Langkawi two days ago."
Pros: "On time boarding ...very efficient"
Cons: "Offer same type of value food...even worst tasteless"
Cons: "No water is provided on board"
Cons: "constant flight delays"
Pros: "On time.. .short flight"
Cons: "Cramped seats"
Cons: "No a ala carte food available due to insufficient staff, no towel for shower and i need to use my own towel and carry the wet towel on the way back to Singapore, no hot water for shower, staff sitting down there to chit chat and a cleaner was preparing my lousy latte. Worst Plaza Premium Lounge experience!"
Pros: "Like food and nice crew"
Cons: "Always worry delay"
Cons: "Delay delay"
Pros: "Inexpensive flights. Book early to get the best deals."
Cons: "The announcement came almost every few minutes, which is annoying. Carrier will squeeze every penny out of you. Bring something on board to eat if a long flight."
Cons: "Hot air-conditioning"
Pros: "Cabin Crew was great First time using the inflight entertainment Rokki. Great job Airasia."
Cons: "Ground check in crew at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Azureen) was damn rude. I'm appalled with her customer service level. Rude and not helping at all. Worst Airport staff I've met so far."
Cons: "The leg room is deplorable. My knees were continuously hitting the hard seat in front of me and going sideways wasn't even an option. I've never had this happen to me before. I'm a female and 5'9 and this is the least space I've ever had on a flight. So uncomfortable I can't imagine a long flight with this airline, which is good to know because now I will not use them for flying to Malaysia from NYC. Also both flights were delayed by nearly an hour each."
Cons: "Almost impossible to request wheel chair service for elderly even if we are willing to pay for it. Any add-ons or extra services come with unreasonably hefty (and hidden) price tag. I would absolutely avoid flying AirAsia at all cost in the future."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by more than 1 hour with all the passengers seated in the plane. They didn't need to board the passengers so early."
Cons: "I was not allowed on board due to absence of a transit visa for HongKong (I had few hours transit there before my next flight back to EU). I am allowed to stay up to 48h in HK airport for transit without any visa, I had to quickly find and purchase the flight ticket to HK with another airlines, with them it was no problem to fly to HK for transit. All other few flights with AirAsia were bad as well. We were refused to get water as a complimentary during a log flight from HK to Manila. Every flight was always delayed up to ~1 h."
Cons: "Everything also must charge, the worst one is even you pay them money they still want to charge extra, seat is the smallest among all airline."
Cons: "Bag fees not clear and totally unreasonable, no way to check in or check bags online unless you register with their nosy BIG Points. Late by 1.5 hours! Can't get ANYTHING to eat or drink without paying in local currency cash, not even water. Seats squished together and really uncomfortable. Baggage takes a long time to come out. Poor wayfinding at Kuala Lumpur Airport."
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "Not much snack and drinks options for short flight when customer don't want a meal onboard."
Pros: "We eventually took off."
Cons: "We taxi'ed around for over an hour after boarding. Just driving around the airport for an hour, not taking off. No complimentary drinks or snacks."
Airlines flying from Kota Kinabalu to Penang have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Kota Kinabalu to Penang