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About Dalian Airlines

Dalian Airlines is a domestic and international airline operating scheduled passenger flights from Dalian, in China. The airline is based at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, which serves Dalia, a major sub-provincial port city in the Liaoning province, China. Dalian Airlines launched operations in December 2011, with its first flight from Dalian to Shenzhen. As well as scheduled passenger flights, the airline also operates cargo operations.

Dalian Airlines is jointly owned by Air China, which holds an 80% stake, and Dalian Baoshui Zhengtong Co, which holds the remaining 20%. Dalian Airlines provides both passenger and cargo services.

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The airline serves a domestic network, linking its Dalian hub with Chinese provincial capitals and tourist hotspots. Internationally, Dalian Airlines also flies to Japan and South Korea.

Domestic Destinations

Dalian Airlines flies to the following domestic destinations within China:

Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
Beijing Beijing Daxing International Airport PKX
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport CSX
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport DLC
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport HGH
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport XIY

Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

The complimentary baggage allowance will depend on the route being operated. Please note that following information is a guide; baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process, when it will also be possible to add additional baggage to your booking.

The free checked baggage for passengers with a first-class ticket is 40 kg. For passengers flying with a business class ticket, the allowance is 30 kg. Economy class passengers are entitled to 20 kilograms of baggage allowance. An excess baggage fee will be charged at the airport for baggage which weighs more.

Carry-On Baggage

All passengers may carry one piece of carry-on baggage, which must not exceed 5 kg in weight. Carry-on bags must not exceed 55 cm, 40 cm, or 20 cm in length, width, and height.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Online check-in is. not currently available

Airport Check-In

The airline recommends that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Frequent Flyer Membership

Air China Phoenix Miles

Members of Air China's Phoenix Miles frequent flyer scheme can accumulate miles on scheduled flights operated by Dalian Airlines. Points can also be redeemed on flights operated by Dalian Airlines. This is thanks to Dalian's alliance with Air China, which holds a 80% stake in the regional carrier.


The airline's fleet consists entirely of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Within the Boeing 737-800, seats in the Economy cabin are configured in a 3-3 formation.

Hub Airport

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport

Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (IATA: DLC) is an international airport serving the city of Dalian, in Liaoning Province, China. The airport is located about 6 miles northwest of the city center. As well as being the hub for Dalian Airlines, the airport is a focus city for China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. Other major international airlines to operate from the airport include China Eastern Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Asiana Airlines.

Alternative Airlines

If you're looking to fly domestically within China, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines are also based at Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport. Other domestic airlines include Shandong Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, and Shenzhen Airlines.

Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes:

Air China Logo China Southern Airlines Logo

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