We are there with the hotel's own shuttle bus Grand Mercure Roxy were driven to Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi International Airport without traffic jams or delays. The check-in at the AirAsia counter was uncomplicated. Unfortunately, we didn't pay attention to our boarding passes and so we only found out during the security check that we were seated separately. Christin had 25A and I was a place behind on 26A. An exchange on the plane was no longer possible because the machine was well booked.
AirAsia AK733 flug nach Langkawi
In his greeting, the pilot announced a flight time of 1:05 hours. We then started punctually from runway 02C. Cruising at an altitude of 36,000 feet was unspectacular. From time to time I could catch a glimpse of the Malaysian mainland below us through the dense cloud cover. The seat pitch in the AirAsia Airbus A320-200 is very small. With the short flight distance but also feasible with a body height of 1.83m. The service is generally only available against payment. In order to get a meal of your choice and save a few euros at the same time, it is worth reserving everything online when booking via the AirAsia website. The prices are moderate.
Landing on Langkawi at around 12:10 p.m. was a bit rough. What surprised me was that the pilot had only extended the landing flaps very slightly. Was that the best decision?
The advantage of Langkawi's small provincial airport is that you can walk everywhere. So we got out of the A320-200 via the rear left door (2L) and could walk straight to the terminal building. According to the website airliners.net, Malaysia Airlines is said to have offered a direct flight from London to Langkawi with a Boeing 747 in the early 2000s. How were all these passengers handled on the apron?
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The island of Langkawi has a small but international airport. There are regular flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. The airport is served by AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines and Silk Air.
The entry into Malaysia took what felt like an eternity, although several counters were occupied. That's when you realize again that you're in Asia and that efficiency wasn't born here. But at some point it was our turn and the passport got a new stamp. After we had received our luggage, we met our chauffeur in the entrance hall The Danna Langkawi. A great start to our stay in the 5 star hotel.