Chongqing Airlines is a state-owned airline based in Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Municipal Development & Investment Company and Xiamen Airlines are the joint owners of the airline. The airline currently serves 51 routes in 44 destinations including but not limited to Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Bangkok, Singapore and Hanoi.
The Chongqing based carrier operates the Airbus A319, A320, A320 neo and A321neo aircraft, whilst neo stands for New Engine Option.
Chongqing Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.
All passengers onboard Chongqing Airlines' flights are entitled to one carry-on baggage that does not exceed 5kg and the sum of length, width and heights are smaller or equal to 115cm (45 inches).
Passengers are also allowed to bring personal items for free, for example, a laptop or small handbag. For more information, please visit the airline’s website.
Passengers travelling with an infant onboard a Chongqing Airlines flight are allowed to bring one additional baggage weighing less than or equal to 10kg. A folding stroller is also permitted for each infant.
Chongqing Airlines do not have First Class available.
Passengers flying in Business Class on domestic Chongqing Airlines flights are given 30kg of checked baggage in their free baggage allowance.
Passengers flying in Premium Economy Class and Economy Class on domestic Chongqing Airlines flights are given 20kg of checked baggage in their free baggage allowance.
The airline does not provide First Class seats.
Passengers flying in Business class on all other international Chongqing Airlines flights are given 3 pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg per bag.
Passengers flying in Premium Economy Class on Chongqing Airlines flights are given two pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg.
Passengers flying in Premium Economy Class on Chongqing Airlines flights are given to two pieces of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per bag on international flights including Japan, America, Oceania, Russia, Dubai, Nairobi lights departing from Singapore to China and all other international journeys.
Passengers flying in Economy Class on Chongqing Airlines flights are given one piece of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg on flights including the Middle East and West Asia.
Check-in for Chongqing Airlines can be done either online or at the airport via check-in desks.
Passengers can check-in for their Chongqing Airlines flight by visiting the Chongqing Airlines online check-in page. From here, web check-in can be completed by entering the ticket number, passport number or ID card number and the passenger name associated with the Chongqing Airlines booking. Online check-in is available from 2 pm the day before the flight up until one hour before the scheduled departure time on all Chongqing Airlines flights.
Airport check-in is available on all Chongqing Airlines flights by visiting the Chongqing Airlines check-in desks at the departure airport. At selected airports, Chongqing Airlines airport check-in is available through self-service kiosks.
On most Chongqing Airlines flights, airport check-in closes 30 minutes before flight departure time. However, at some airports, airport check-in closes 45 minutes before flight departure time. We recommend passengers arrive at the airport at least one hour before their Chongqing Airlines flight to give sufficient time to check-in, pass security, drop the baggage and board their flight.
As of 2016, Chongqing Airlines flies to 32 destinations across China and internationally to countries like Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (Chinese: 重庆江北国际机场) is located in the Yubei District of Chongqing, People's Republic of China. The airport is located 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the city centre of Chongqing, the airport is a major aviation hub for airlines in western China with three operating runways.
The airport has two terminals (Terminal 2, 3): Terminal 2 serving domestic flights, and Terminal 3 with halls serving international flights. Annually, the domestic terminal handles up to 15 million passengers and the international terminal can handle more than 45 million passengers annually. New terminal construction is also underway as the existing passenger terminals are forecasted to reach it’s maximum capacity soon.
In 2014, Chongqing Airport was the ninth busiest airport by traffic movements and the twelfth busiest airport by cargo traffic in China. Other airlines that fly to the airport include AirAsia and Longjiang Airlines.
Chongqing Airlines has a fleet of over 25 aircraft. The airline operates using exclusively Airbus aircraft. Within its fleet, Chongqing Airlines uses models such as the A319-100, A320-200, A320neo and A321neo.
Airbus A321neo mainly flies between Chongqing to Beijing and Shenzhen due to its demand. This aircraft model is also equipped with USB charging ports and there will be two additional A321neos joining the airline in the first half of 2020.
Chongqing Airlines and China Southern share the same Frequent Flyer Programme (FFP) called 'Sky Pearl Club'. Start collecting your points with the airline by booking on the Alternative Airlines' website. Each time you fly with either Chongqing Airlines or one of their other partners, points are earnt and can then be spent on rewards. Mileage = rewards.
Rewards with Sky Pearl Club points include free flights or free reward upgrades.
Chongqing Airlines are not part of an airline alliance.