Air Travel to Langkawi

 
 
It's hard to forget the experience of the flight just before landing into Langkawi's International Airport. Since the first time I had that experience, every time we fly back to Langkawi, I would ensure that I get a window seat on the right either in front (like row number 7 in Air Asia) or at the back so that the wings don't block the view. 
 
 
The last five minutes flight is simply amazing. You will see how the plane flies above the many islands on the emerald waters of Andaman Sea many of which are like mountains jutting out of the water. And as the plane descends towards the runway, you will see the full curved stretch of the famous Pantai cenang Beach .. an awesome view. 
 
More than the flying experience, it's the convenience why we often prefer to fly into Langkawi. If you are coming from mainland Kedah, Penang or a neighboring country like Thailand, the other good option is to take a Ferry Service
 

Flying Time To Langkawi

 
Below are the flying time from various nearby cities to Langkawi: 
1) Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi: 1 hour 10 minutes Approx. 
2) Penang to Langkawi: 35 Minutes Approx. 
3) Singapore to Langkawi: 1 hour 25 minutes Approx. 
 

Flights to Langkawi

 
While there are not many airlines that operate to Langkawi, the ones that operate actually more than make up for the demand with their frequency and service. 
 

Air Asia

 
This is the most popular and no-frill low cost airline operating to Langkawi. They have direct and regular service to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. Via Kualalumpur, many other places can also easily connect with Langkawi by air, and they are Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai etc from India, Gold Coast, Syndey, Melbourne, Perth of Australia, Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing of China, Osaka, Tokyo of Japan, Seoul of South Korea, Taipei of Taiwan etc. 
 
I have availed their service several times and found them to be punctual and quite good. Only one thing they are quite finicky about is the weight of your luggage and the handbag. Ensure that you don't exceed the prescribed size of the handbag or else it will be added to the check in baggage. Also it must not exceed 7kg in weight. Ladies vanity bag and laptop are not considered as handbags. 
 
You should pre-pay for the weight of your check-in luggage when you buy the tickets or check in your luggage online. If you want to weigh and pay on the spot, the charges are much higher. Similarly, pre-book your meals and get good discounts. If you try to order in flight, you may not get the choice of your food and also need to pay more. 
 
While you can call up their Service Centers at various places all over Asia to plan your trip &ábooking, you will get the promotional offers only through their website. 
 
Malaysia: 600 85 8888 (AirAsia X Premium Line) 
Operating Hours: 9am - 6pm (GMT+8); Monday to Sunday 
 
Singapore: +65 6307 7688 (AirAsia X Premium Line) 
Operating Hours : 9am - 6pm (GMT+8); Monday to Sunday 
 
India: 1860 500 8000; Operating Hours: 8am - 9pm (GMT+5:30); Monday to Sunday 
 

Malindo Air

 
This Malaysia based airline has its headquarters at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. They operate both domestic and international flights and offer premium or full-service at reasonable fares. Currently they have a fleet of Boeing 737-900ER, 737-800 and ATR72-600 aircraft. They operate out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor. 
 
Contacts (Malaysia): 
Customer Care Centre: +603 - 7841 5388 
Operating Hours: 9am - 6pm (GMT+8) , Monday to Sunday 
 

Malaysian Airlines

 
They operate regular flights between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi and run a 24-hour Call Center offering services such as ticketing, lost baggage, group bookings, flight cancellations, general inquiry etc. 
 
Call Center Phone (Within Malaysia): 1 300 88 3000 
From outside Malaysia: +603 7843 3000 (long distance call charges apply) 
 

Scoot

 
Scoot is a low cost carrier based out of Singapore and owned by Singapore Airlines. It operates regular flights between Singapore and Langkawi. It offers three classes of travel. 1. ScootBiz - you get full leather seats with leg-rests. 2. Economy - usual economy seats with good legroom, and 3. Scoot-In-Silence - you can choose seat in a small cabin with a few rows of seats behind the ScootBiz cabin. It is in the quiet zone and offered only to travellers above 13 years of age. 
 
Address &áContacts: 
4 Airline Road Changi Airport Singapore 819825 
Call Center (Singapore) +65 3138 4047 
 

Firefly

 
This is a low cost carrier and a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. It has fligts within Malaysian including Langkawi as well as international flights to Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. 
 
Address &áContacts: 
Lot R-01, 3rd Floor, CITTA Mall, ááNo: 1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, ááAra Damansara, áá47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
General Hotline (Malaysia): á+603 7845 4543  
Snigapore: +65 3158 8279 
Operating Hours : Daily 8.00am - 8.00pm 
 

Qatar Airways

 
Direct flights to Langkawi are available from Doha, Qatar. However, if you are getting to Langkawi from other cities, then the flight will stop in transit at Hamad International Airport in Doha and then proceed to Langkawi. 
 
Address &áContacts: 
They have numerous call centers all around the world. Given below are their contact details in Qatar: 
Burgundy &áSilver Class: á+974 4144 5555, Gold &áPlatinum: +974 4144 5155  
 

Langkawi International Airport

 
Although small, Langkawi International Airport is well equipped to handle a peak traffic of 1000 at any point of time. You will get all the basic amenities here including currency exchange, ATMs, duty free shopping lounge, restaurants &ácafe, Tourist Information Center, transport services etc. Check out Langkawi Airport for details with pictures. 
 

Langkawi Airport Transfers

 
Taxis are the best and most convenient mode of transport for transfers to your hotel. You can also rent a car or take private limousine service. Check out Langkawi Airport Transfer for details. 
 

Langkawi Travel Documents

 
If you are a foreigner, depending on your home country and duration of stay in the island, you will require a valid passport and even an entry visa. Check out Langkawi Passport &áVisa for detailed information. 
 
 

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Visitors' Reviews/Comments

 
 
Philip (November 2019) 
Hi There, I am flying from India to KL, KL to Langkawi &áthen a direct flight to Singapore. Wanted to know if I can exit from Langkawi or do I have to go via only KL. Please let me know. 
 
Raj (langkawi-insight.com) November 2019 
Hi, you can do your immigration at Langkawi and fly out directly to Singapore, no need to get back to KL. 
 
Apoorv Kapoor (September 2018) 
Hi Raj, I m travelling to lankawi via KL on MH airways from Bangalore. áOur flight is landing in KL in evening and we have to take flight to lankawi within an hour. áAs we are taking flight directly from India, áI understand áwe need to take visa in advance. áIs 1hr sufficient to clear all formalities of immigration? Thanks in advance 
 
Raj (langkawi-insight.com) September 2018 
Hi, one-hour for a change over from an international to domestic flight through KL is too short. In my views, odds are that 80% times you won't make it and therefore need to stay overnight at the domestic terminal and try to connect to a flight next morning (which by the way hundreds do sleeping or sitting on the floor). 
 
Having cleared immigration, customs and collected your luggage at KL, you would practically have no time... the walk from international to domestic terminal itself would take a few minutes with all your bags (you won't likely get a through baggage connection between the flights even if they assure. Note that from KL it's a domestic flight to Langkawi).