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China West Air, or West Air, is a low-cost airline based in Chongqing, China that services domestic and international destinations. Its scheduled passenger network consists of 18 domestic routes out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, and one international route to Singapore. It was founded in 2006 by its parent company, Hainan Airlines, and began operations 4 years later. The airline is a current member of U-fly alliance. Other airlines flying similar routes include China Express Airlines. Other airlines that fly out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport include Longjiang Airlines.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Your hand baggage must not exceed 7 kg in weight or 20 cm x 40 cm x 23cm in size. No free baggage is permitted for infant travel apart from one folding pushchair with the same restrictions as your carry-on luggage.

You must ensure that carry-on baggage fits in the overhead lockers and under the seat in front. Prohibited items aren't allowed to be packed in carry-on baggage including liquids over 100ml. Instead, liquids (that aren't prohibited by the destination country) exceeding 100ml must be packed into your checked baggage. Any Prohibited items found by the airport security will be removed and disposed of.

Checked Baggage

Check-in baggage size shall not exceed 40 cm x 60 cm x 100 cm. The weight restrictions of your luggage depend on the category of ticket you purchase:

Super Traveller: 30kg

Transfer Package: 15-20kg

Normal Tickets/ group Tickets: 10kg

Cheap Tickets: 0kg

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

You can check in online 48 hours prior to your flight departure time if you're travelling domestically. For international flights, online check-in is available 24 hours before your flight departure time.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check in at the airport 60 minutes before the departure time for domestic flights. For international flights, China West Air opens their check-in desks 75 minutes prior to the flight departure time.

Class Information

Economy Class

Economy Class is the airline's standard cabin class.

Economy Class Facilities

The Economy Class experience is delivered by the airline's professional cabin crew.

Passengers can order a range of food and drinks from the airline's in-flight menu, with hot meals available on select flights.

There is no in-flight entertainment. However, each passenger is given a copy of the airline's in-flight magazine.

Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats are set out in a 3 x 3 configuration and give passengers a generous amount of seat pitch and width to keep them comfortable throughout the duration of the flight.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy gives passengers a higher level of service for just a little extra price. The Premium Economy ticket is split into two different fares, C class and D class.

Premium Economy Facilities

Facilities differ depending on whether passengers are flying C class, D class and whether their flight is domestic or international.

D class on domestic flights:

  • Front row seat
  • Free drinks
  • Free meal
  • In-flight magazines and newspaper
  • Blanket

C class on domestic flights:

  • Priority baggage claim
  • Priority check-in
  • Priority boarding
  • Access to the airline lounge
  • Front row seat
  • Free drinks
  • Free meal
  • In-flight magazines and newspaper
  • Blanket, slippers, pillow & towel

D class on international flights:

  • Priority baggage claim
  • Access to the airline lounge
  • Front row seat
  • Free drinks
  • Free meal
  • In-flight magazine and newspaper
  • Blanket, slippers, pillow and towel

C class on international flights:

  • Priority baggage claim
  • Priority check-in
  • Priority security check
  • Access to the airline lounge
  • Front row seat
  • Free drinks
  • Free meal
  • In-flight magazine and newspaper
  • Blanket, slippers, pillow and towel

Premium Economy Seats

Premium Economy seats are the same as regular Economy seats, except passengers are sat at the front of the cabin for easy disembarkation.

Frequent Flyer Program

Fortune Wings Club

Fortune Wings Club is the frequent flyer programme of West Air China and other airlines including Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and more. With this frequent flyer program, West Air China travellers can benefit from free flight tickets and free upgrades. You can also use your points to redeem extra baggage.

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Destinations that China West Air flies to

China West Air currently operates domestic flights around China as well as flights to select international destinations including Mandalay (Myanmar) and Jeju (South Korea). Click below to see a table showing all the destinations that the airlines flies to:

Alternatives to China West Air

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Hub Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) is situated in Yubei District, Chongqing, China. This airport won an award for 'Best Airport in the 25–40 Million Passenger Size'. In 2021, this airport handled over 35 million passengers. In 2016, this airport was the 8th busiest airport measured by traffic movements.

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 is closed at this moment in time. Terminal 2 only serves domestic flights and terminal 3 operates domestic as well as international flights.

This airport is a hub for China Express Airlines, China Southern Airlines, West Air, XiamenAir and more. Other airlines that fly from this airport include Hainan Airlines, Lucky Air, and Okay Airways.


As of recently, West Air (China) consists of the following aircraft: Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A320neo and the Airbus Airbus A321-200.

West Air China previously had a number of Boeing 737-300 in its fleet.


6th June 2018

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