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Getting around by air

Langkawi International Airport is located in the west of the island near Padang Matsirat. It’s well stocked with ATMs, currency-exchange booths, car rental agencies, travel agencies, and a Tourism Malaysia office. A half-dozen airlines offer flights from Langkawi.

AirAsia (www.airasia.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore; four flights a week to Kuching.

Firefly (www.firefly.com.my) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur (Subang Airport) and Penang.

Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Malindo Air (www.malindoair.com) Daily flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Silk Air (www.silkair.com) Three flights a week to Singapore.

Tigerair (www.tigerair.com) Three flights a week to Singapore.

To & From the Airport & Jetty

Fixed taxi fares from the airport include Kuah jetty (RM30), Pantai Cenang or Pantai Kok (RM20), Tanjung Rhu (RM45) and Teluk Datai (RM70). The fare from Kuah jetty to Pantai Cenang is RM30. Buy a coupon at the desk before leaving the airport terminal and use it to pay the driver.