Langkawi International Airport will see intercontinental services during the 2018/2019 winter season, European tour operator TUI Group has revealed.

Catering to the firm's Marella Cruises unit and its Southeast Asian voyages, TUI Airways (BY, London Luton) will offer weekly services from Manchester Int'l and from either Birmingham Int'l or London Gatwick to the Malaysian resort town using B787-9 metal.

At present, AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) and China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) are the only operators to offer international flights out of Langkawi with the former serving Singapore Changi as well as Guangzhou and Shenzhen in China and the latter Guangzhou only.