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About Joy Air

Joy Air is a Chinese passenger airline, launched by China Eastern Airlines and AVIC I. It was formed in 2008, commencing operations in 2009. Joy Air is based in Xi’an and focuses on the northwestern part of China.


Joy Air Fleet

The Joy Air fleet includes 25 Xian Ma-60 with 50 COMAC ARJ21 and 20 COMAC C919 on order.


Joy Air Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

Hand baggage is limited to 5kg per person. Carry-on baggage must fit within the dimensions of 20 x 30 x 40cm.

Checked Baggage

On domestic routes, the checked baggage allowance for Joy Air passengers is 20kg. This must not exceed 40 x 60 x 100 cm.


Joy Air Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Joy Air do not currently offer Online Check-In for their passengers.

Airport Check-In

Passengers must check-in at the airport for their Joy Air flight. To do so, visit one of the Joy Air check-in counters.

Airport check-in will usually open 90 minutes before departure time, but be sure to check your ticket in case of any changes.




Class Fares

The airline's aircraft are configured to hold 60 passengers in a single economy-class cabin.

Facilities are limited as the airline is committed to cost-reduction for customers.

What are Economy seats like?

Seats are padded, with a fold-down back-seat table.


Joy Air Destinations

Joy Air flies to many destinations in China, here are the most popular destinations:

  • Zhangjiajie
  • Mohe
  • Yanti
  • Heihe
  • Tianjin
  • Harbin
  • Dalian
  • Changsha
  • Mianyang
  • Hengyang
  • Weihai
  • Libo
  • Xi’an


Alternative Airlines to Joy Air

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Joy Air Hub Airport

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is an international airport in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. It is the largest airport in northwestern China, and the busiest in Northwest China with 32.9 million passengers in 2015. It has 3 terminals and 2 runways, giving it a capacity of over 33 million passengers a year. It is the hub airport for Joy Air, but also Air Chang’an, China Eastern Airlines, China United AirlinesHainan Airlines, Okay Airways, Loong Air, Sichuan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines.


Xian Xianyang International Airport

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