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Founded in 2005, Kunming Airlines is a Chinese airline that focuses on flights within the Yunnan province, as well as linking it with other parts of China and international destinations. Kunming Airlines hub airport is at Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) and the airline flies to over 20 destinations.

Shenzhen Airlines owns 80% of Kunming Airlines and the other 20% is owned by a local businessman.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers flying on Kunming Airlines are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage that must be no heavier than 5kg and no larger than the dimensions of 20 x 40 x 55 cm. Please ensure that you don't pack any prohibited items in your carry-on baggage such as liquids over 100ml. Any prohibited items will be removed and thrown away at the airport security check.

Checked Baggage

Passengers flying on Kunming Airlines are entitled to one item of checked baggage that must weigh no heavier than 32 kg and be no larger than the dimensions of 40 x 60 x 100 cm.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers can check-in for their Kunming Airlines flight online from 6pm the night before their flight to 90 minutes before flight departure time. To check-in, passengers should visit the Kunming Airlines online check-in page. Once you've checked in online you should print out your boarding pass or save it on your mobile device.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in at the airport for their Kunming Airlines flight by visiting the Kunming Airlines check-in desk. Check-in closes between 45—30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time, depending on where the flight is departing from.

Class Information

The B737-800 has 144 seats in economy, and 8 seats in first class.

The B737-700 has 144 seats in economy, and no first class.

Economy Class

In-flight audio and video entertainment system, to be enjoyed on above-aisle televisions.

Economy passengers can enjoy ethnic snacks such as flower cakes, sticky rice and almond ham cakes.

First Class

First class might be similar to what might be expected from a business class service. First class passengers are seated in a separate cabin area near the front of the craft. Enjoy soft cushions and luxurious upholstery. Reading books are available.

When you choose to travel in Kunming Airlines' first class, you can taste dozens of Yunnan-style dishes such as Dali Carved Roast Duck, Nanhua Mushroom Fish Fillet, Wenshan Sanqi Hualong Chicken Soup, and Wild Mushroom Rice.

In-Flight Entertainment

Kunming Airlines offers a range of in-flight entertainment options on its flights, depending on the aircraft type and flight duration.

Long-haul Flights

For long-haul flights, Kunming Airlines offers a personal in-flight entertainment system featuring a selection of movies, TV shows, music and games to keep every passenger entertained. There is also an interactive flight map that displays real-time information about the flight's progress and location.

Domestic & Regional Flights

There is a limited selection of in-flight entertainment on Kunming Airlines' domestic and regional flights. Movies and TV shows are available on overhead screens or via portable devices.

Frequent Flyer

Priority Club

Priority Club is the frequent flyer programme of Kunming Airlines. Earn and spend points when you fly with Kunming Airlines. With Priority Club you'll have free access to the airport lounges as well as priority boarding to Kunming Airlines flights.

Special Assistance

Wheelchair Assistance

If you or a member of your party require wheelchair assistance during your flight, Contact Us. We'll inform the airline that you'll need wheelchair assistance getting to/from your flight. Alternatively, you can request wheelchair assistance at the airport.

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Destinations that Kunming Airlines flies to

Kunming Airlines flies to a number of destinations within China as well as Thailand. As of 2022 Kunming flies to the following destinations.

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Hub Airport

Kunming Changshui International Airport

Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG) is the main airport service in Kunming, China, and is the hub airport for Kunming Airlines. The airport was opened in 2012 and was built to replace Kunming Wuijiaba International Airport, which is soon to be demolished.

Kunming Changshui International Airport has one main terminal and is one of the biggest terminal buildings in China. This terminal has over 60 gates and jet bridges.

Kunming Changshui has two separate runways and the capacity to hold 43 million passengers per year. In addition to Kunming Airlines, the airport is also the hub airport for China Eastern Airlines, Hebei AirlinesHongtu AirlinesLucky AirLoong Air, Sichuan Airlines and Ruili Airlines.


Kunming Airlines fleet has a close relationship with Boeing, with a fleet made up of entirely Boeing aircraft. The airline operates over 20 different Boeing aircraft, with a variety of models, including the 737-800, 737-800 and the 737 MAX 7.

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