Malindo Air took off off on its maiden flight from Langkawi to Guiyang, China on 22nd May 2018, returning early on the morning of 23rd. This is the Malaysian airline’s third direct China service from Langkawi after Chengdu and Kunming. The new route will benefit travellers in both directions as both are popular tourist destinations.
Malindo Air currently operates 4 flights a week each to Chengdu and Kunming and there will be 3 per week to Guiyang. All flights use their Boeing 737-800 aircraft offering a total of 162 seats, 150 Economy and 12 Business Class seats.
Why Guiyang / Langkawi?
Both destinations have much to offer travellers.
History, Food, Scenery
- In and around the city – There are many parks, including Qianling Parkwhere you can enjoy local food and crafts from vendors. A popular day trip south to Huaxi township, Huaxi Park is a great place to enjoy the tea gardens or your own barbeque.
- Out of town – Visit XiJiang, an Ethnic Minority (Miao) village, or enjoy the scenery around the Wuyang River. If you like caves, why not visit Zhijin Cave a good day trip from the city. Spread over 74 acres, the cave is made up of 47 halls with over a hundred scenic spots in its 11 scenic areas.
- Take home – Traditional Anshun Batik, made by the local Buyi people. Or the local tea – Guiding Yunwu Tea, low caffeine and very different from other teas.
- Eat and drink – The local highland coffee is worth a try as is the spicy food much beloved in this part of China. Nearby town Maotai is home to the fiery Maotai liquor, one of the world’s three most famous distilled liquors. It’s China’s national liquor, served at state banquets and not for the faint-hearted.
- It’s home to the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark – ride the cable car up to the top of the range for the best view.
- The islands, in particular the main island in the group, are dotted with small villages and there’s a Mangrove park on the eastern side of the island.
- You can fill yourself with chocolate and other duty-free items as Langkawi enjoys this status. Many visitors flock to Kuah town, purely for the shopping.
- The beaches are ideal swimming and sunning spots. Nothing much for surfers, but an all year round destination for relaxation.
Schedule: Langkawi – Guiyang (Longdongbao International Airport) – Langkawi
|Flight No||Departure Time||Arrival Time||Days of Service|
|Langkawi – Guiyang||OD630||7:00p.m.||11:00p.m.||Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday|
|Guiyang – Langkawi||OD631||12:05a.m.||4:05a.m.||Wednesday, Friday and Sunday|
There is no time difference between Langkawi and Guiyang (GMT+8).
Want to expand a trip to Guiyang?
If you’re flying in from Langkawi, why not expand your visit to take in either Chengdu or Kunming as Malindo Air can bring you home from either, direct to Langkawi.
Both cities are easily reached from Guiyang by train.
- Chengdu, home to Pandas and amazing Mask Changing, is less than two hours by High Speed train, covering the 519 km at speeds up to 350Km/hr.
- Kunming, home of the flowers will take you between 2 and 3 hours by High Speed train, or you can opt for the slower overnight trip on a sleeper.
Malindo Air flies to 11 cities in China from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi & Kota Kinabalu.
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Your ticket offers seats with comfortable leg room and includes baggage allowance and in-flight meals & entertainment.