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Beijing Capital Airlines, also known as Capital Airlines, is a Chinese low-cost airline. The airline is based at Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) and offers flights to destinations within China, as well as to destinations in Europe and parts of Australia and South America. Overall, the airline flies to more than 60 destinations.

The airline launched in 1995 as a scheduled and charter airline, initially offering domestic flights within China under the name Deer Jet Airlines. In 1998, the airline started flying its first international flights. In 2010, the airline decided to divide itself into two separate airlines — one offering charter flights and the other offering scheduled flights. The charter airline kept the Deer Jet name and branding, while the scheduled airline was given a new name and branding, Beijing Capital Airlines.

Beijing Capital Airlines is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines.


A319-100 15 /
A320-200 33 /
A320-200neo 5 2
A321-200 19 /
A321-200LR / 2
A330-200 7 /
A330-300 4 /
A350-900 / 1


Domestic Destinations

Beijing Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
Changchun Changchun& Longjia International Airport (CGQ)
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX)
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)
Enshi Enshi Xujiaping Airport (ENH)
Erenhot Erenhot Saiwusu International Airport (ERL)
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC)
Guangzhou Guangzhou Airport (CAN)
Guilin Guilin Airport (KWL)
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE)
Haikou Haikou Melian International Airport (HAK)
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB)
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport (HFE)
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport (HET)
Huangshan Huangshan Tunxi International Airport (TXN)
Jeju Jeju International Airport (CJU)
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA)
Jixi Jixi Xingkaihu Airport (JXA)
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW)
Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (LJG)
Linyi Linyi Shubuling Airport (LYI)
Meixian Meixian Airport (MXZ)
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN)
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)
Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)
Saipan Saipan International Airport (SPN)
Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Shantou Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (SWA)
Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE)
Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW)
Shizuoka Shizuoka Airport (FSZ)
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (TYN)
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN)
Ürumqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ)
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH)
Xian Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport (XNN)
Yichang Yichang Sanxia Airport (YIH)
Yichun Yichun Mingyueashan Airport (YIC)
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport (INC)
Yushu Yushu Batang Airport (YUS)
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO)

International Destinations

Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Sydney Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)
Brazil Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte International Airport (CNF)
Brasília Brasília International Airport (BSB)
Canada Vancouver Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Japan Okinawa Naha Airport (OKA)
Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Maldives Malé Velana International Airport (MLE)
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon Airport (LIS)
Russia Moscow Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
Spain Madrid Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) Lisbon Airport (LIS)

Route Map

Beijing Capital Airlines route map

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one free item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 5 kg.

Passengers in Business Class are entitled to two items of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg (5 kg per piece).

No one piece of carry-on baggage can exceed the maximum dimensions of 20cm x 40cm x 55cm (7.8" x 15.7" x 21.6").

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowance for Beijing Capital Airlines will depend on the route that you're flying and the travel class that you're travelling in.

(H + L + W)
CHINA–NORTH AMERICA ECONOMY 2 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 2 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")
CHINA–RUSSIA ECONOMY 2 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 2 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")
ECONOMY 1 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 2 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")
CHINA–JAPAN ECONOMY 1 20 kg (44 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 1 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")

ECONOMY 1 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 2 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")
CHINA–OCEANIA ECONOMY 2 23 kg (50 lbs) 158 cm (62")
BUSINESS 2 32 kg (70 lbs) 158 cm (62")


Online Check-In

Beijing Capital Airlines don't currently offer online check-in for any of their flights.

Airport Check-In

Passengers must check-in at the airport for their Beijing Capital Airlines flight. Airport check-in can be completed by presenting the relevant travel documents at the Beijing Capital Airlines check-in counter at the airport of departure. Passengers should check-in at least one hour before scheduled flight departure time on the majority of flights. However, check-in times differ depending on where the flight is departing from.

If a passenger is unsure on the check-in deadline for their flight, they can contact us or the airline directly to find out the deadline.

Economy Class

Economy Class is one of two cabin classes offered by the airline and is the more stripped-back, lower-cost option. The Economy Class service is carried out by the airline's warm and friendly cabin crew.

Economy Class Facilities

Beijing Capital Airlines serves a complimentary hot meal on all international flights. If passengers would like a hot meal on domestic flights they will have to pre-order them.

On select flights, passengers can enjoy a range of in-flight entertainment on the airline's in-flight entertainment system. This includes a range of movies, TV shows, music and more

Economy Class Seats

Seats are set out in either a 2 x 4 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation depending on the route flown.

Business Class

Business Class is the airlines most premium service of cabin class with the highest standard of service and most comfort. The Business Class cabin is available on select flights.;

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers are served by the airline's attentive cabin crew, who are trained to give assist passengers and deliver an excellent in-flight experience.

Each Business Class passengers is given an amenity kit, including hot towels, pyjamas and slippers and are served a welcome drink — and sometimes welcome snacks — as soon as they're seated.

Passengers are served a professionally prepared in-flight meal from the airline's excellent Business Class menu. Passengers can order as many complimentary refreshments are they like during the flight, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Each seat has a TV monitor fitted, from which passengers can enjoy the airline's in-flight entertainment system on.

What Are Business Class Seats Like?

Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 configuration. Each seat has 74 inches of pitch. Seats come fitted with a TV monitor, a universal plug for charging electronic devices and a remote which controls the recline of the seat.

In-Flight Entertainment

On select flights, passengers can enjoy a range of movies, TV shows, music and more on the airlines' in-flight entertainment system. This is available on certain Economy Class flights and on all Business Class flights.


Light snacks and beverages are offered on all flights, with a choice of salted and sweet options, as well as hot, cold, alcoholic and soft drinks.

Hot meals are inspired by Chinese cuisine and are served free of charge on all international flights, in all cabin classes. On domestic flights, passengers in Economy Class can pre-order hot meals for a fee.


WIFI isn't available on Beijing Capital Airlines flights.

Frequent Flyer

Velocity Flyer

Velocity Flyer is Beijing Capital Airlines' frequent flyer program that rewards customers for flying regularly with the airline. Passengers can earn Velocity Points on Capital Airlines and use them to redeem or upgrade future flights.

Passengers on the Velocity Flyer frequent flyer program start with Standard Status and can upgrade to Silver Status, Gold Status and Platinum Status with the more point that they earn. The higher the status card a member holds, the more benefits they receive. These include benefits such as an increased baggage allowance, priority check-in, seat selection, lounge access and much more.

Airline Alliance

Beijing Capital Airlines isn't a member of any airline alliance at this time. However, it does have codeshare agreements with a number of airlines, including TAP Air Portugal and Azul.

Hub Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport is the secondary airport in Beijing and is the hub airport for Beijing Capital Airlines. The airport located on the border of Beijing and Langfang and facilitates flights from airlines flying across Asia and to parts of Europe. The airport opened in 2019 and has one terminal building with four runways. The airport is designed to handle over 100million passengers.

Beijing Capital Airlines has used Beijing Daxing International as its hub since the airport opened in 2019. Previously, the airline used Beijing Capital Airport as its hub but when Beijing Daxing opened, all of its flights were transferred over to the new airport.

Other than Capital Airlines, China United Airlines is the only other airline to use Beijing Daxing International Airport as its hub. Other airlines that fly to/from the airport include British Airways, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Juneyao Airlines, Ural Airlines and more.

Beijing Daxing Airport birds eye view

Photo credit: N509FZ on Wikimedia Commons

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