Lucky Air is an airline based in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà in Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China. The airline operates scheduled flights to destinations within China, as well as to destinations in countries that are in other parts of East Asia, including Japan, Thailand, Cambodia and South Korea.
The airline launched in 2004, under the name and brand Shillin Airlines and rebranded to Lucky Air in 2005. Originally, the airline flew just two services, both from the old Kunming airport. One service flew to Dali and the other flew to Xishuangbanna.
The airline was originally based at Kunming Wuijaba International Airport until it closed. The airline transferred over to the new Kunming Changshui International Airport when it replaced Kunming Wuijaba in 2011.
Lucky Air's fleet consists of around 60 short-haul to medium-haul Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The airline flies a mix of A319, A320, A330 and Boeing 737 narrow body jets.
|Anqing||Anqing Tianzhushan Airport (AQG)|
|Baoshan||Baoshan Yunrui Airport (BSD)|
|Baotou||Baotou Airport (BAV)|
|Beijing||Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)|
|Cangyuan||Cangyuan Washan Airport (CWJ)|
|Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)|
|Chongqing||Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)|
|Dali||Dali Airport (DLU)|
|Dalian||Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC)|
|Datong||Datong Yungang Airport (DAT)|
|Diqing||Diqing Shangri-La Airport (DIG)|
|Fuzhou||Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC)|
|Ganzhou||Ganzhou Huangjin Airport (KOW)|
|Guangzhou||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)|
|Guilin||Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL)|
|Guiyang||Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE)|
|Haikou||Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK)|
|Hangzhou||Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)|
|Harbin||Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB)|
|Hefei||Hefei Xinqiao International Airport (HFE)|
|Hohhot||Hohhot Baita International Airport (HET)|
|Huai'an||Huai'an Lianshui Airport (HIA)|
|Jieyang||Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (SWA)|
|Jinan||Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA)|
|Jinzhou||Jinzhou Bay Airport (JNZ)|
|Kunming||Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)|
|Lancang||Lancang Jingmai Airport (JMJ)|
|Lanzhou||Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW)|
|Lijiang||Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (LJG)|
|Longyan||Longyan Guanzhishan Airport (LCX)|
|Luzhou||Luzhou Lantian Airport (LZO)|
|Mangshi||Dehong Mangshi Airport (LUM)|
|Mianyang||Mianyang Nanjiao Airport (MIG|
|Nanchang||Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN)|
|Nanjing||Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)|
|Nanning||Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)|
|Ningbo||Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)|
|Ninglang||Ninglang Luguhu Airport (NLH)|
|Pu'er||Pu'er Simao Airport (SYM)|
|Qingdao||Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)|
|Sanya||Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)|
|Shanghai||Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)|
|Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)|
|Shenzhen||Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX)|
|Shijiazhuang||Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW)|
|Taiyuan||Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (TYN)|
|Tengchong||Tengchong Tuofeng Airport (TCZ)|
|Tianjin||Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN)|
|Ürümqi||Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)|
|Wenzhou||Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ)|
|Wuhan||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH)|
|Xiamen||Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)|
|Xi'an||Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)|
|Xishuangbanna||Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport (JHG)|
|Xuzhou||Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport (XUZ)|
|Yichang||Yichang Sanxia Airport (YIH)|
|Yichun||Yichun Mingyueshan Airport (YIC)|
|Zhengzhou||Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO)|
|Zhuhai||Zhuhai Jinwan Airport (ZUH)|
|Brunei||Bandar Seri Begawan||Brunei International Airport (BWN)|
|Cambodia||Sihanoukville||Sihanouk International Airport (KOS)|
|Indonesia||Denpasar||Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)|
|Japan||Osaka||Kansai International Airport (KIX)|
|Malaysia||Kota Kinabalu||Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)|
|Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)|
|Penang||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Philippines||Cebu||Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB)|
|Russia||Moscow||Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)|
|South Korea||Jeju||Jeju International Airport (CJU)|
|Taiwan||Taiwan||Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)|
|Thailand||Bangkok||Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)|
|Chiang Mai||Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)|
|Koh Samui||Samui Airport (USM)|
|Krabi||Krabi International Airport (KBV)|
|Phuket||Phuket International Airport (HKT)|
|Vietnam||Nha Trang||Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR)|
|Phu Quoc||Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC)|
Passengers in Economy Class are given one piece of free carry-on baggage that must not exceed 5 kg.
Passengers in Business Class are given two pieces of free carry-on baggage that must not exceed the total weight of 10 kg.
The maximum dimensions for Lucky Air carry-on baggage is 55cm x 35cm x 25cm (21.6" x 13.7" x 9.8"), regardless of the cabin class travelled in.
The free checked baggage allowance depends on the type of ticket bought by the passenger and the route that they're flying. Take a look at the table below to see the free baggage allowances.
|TICKET FARE||ROUTE||NO. OF FREE BAGGAGE||WEIGHT ALLOWANCE|
|Economy Class||Domestic||1||20 kg (regular Economy)|
|1||10 kg (discount Economy)|
|International (within Asia) — excluding Chengdu (CTU) to Sihanoukville (KOS)||1||20 kg|
|International (within Asia) — including Chengdu (CTU) to Sihanoukville (KOS)||1||15 kg|
|Intercontinental (to Moscow/St.Petersburg departing from Kunming)||1||15 kg|
|Intercontinental (to Kunming departing from Moscow/St.Petersburg)||1||23 kg|
|Business Class||Domestic||1||30 kg|
|International (all flights within Asia)||1||30 kg|
|Intercontinental (to Moscow/St.Petersburg departing from Kunming)||1||15 kg|
|Intercontinental (to Kunming departing from Moscow/St.Petersburg)||1||32 kg|
|Baby/Infant (all classes)||All flights||1||10 kg|
No one piece of baggage can exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm (adult/children) or 115 cm (baby/infant). Additional baggage is available to purchase if the free allowance isn't sufficient.
Online check-in is only available on domestic flights within China.
Passengers can check-in for their flight through the Lucky Air online check-in page and entering the relevant travel documents. Online check-in is available from 24 hours up until 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
Passengers can check-in at the airport by visiting one of the check-in agents at the airport check-in desk. Check-in times differ depending on the airport that the passenger is flying from. Check-in times are as follows:
(BEFORE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME)
|Kuala Lumpur||60 minutes|
|Seri Baga Bay||40 minutes|
|SuMei Island||40 minutes|
Economy Class is one of two cabin classes available on Lucky Air flights. Passengers can enjoy comfortable seating, with ample legroom which helps to create an enjoyable and comfortable flight experience.
The Business Class cabin is the most luxurious cabin on Lucky Air flights. Business Class offers passengers bigger and more comfortable seats in a separate area of the cabin. In addition, passengers can enjoy complimentary food and drink from the Business Class in-flight menu, priority boarding, an extended baggage allowance and more.
In-flight entertainment is available on select flights, with a range of television shows and movies to watch.
In Economy Class, in-flight entertainment will be shown on a shared TV that extends down from the top of the cabin. Each passenger will be given a personal pair of earphones that they can plug into their seat for audio.
In Business Class, passengers can enjoy in-flight entertainment through a personal monitor that is built into the seat in front of them.
In Economy Class, passengers are given complimentary meals on select flights but not all flights. On flights where meals aren't complimentary, passengers can choose to pre-order a meal prior to the flight. If a passenger doesn't pre-order a meal, there's no guarantee that they'll be able to order a meal once in-flight. However, any passenger without a pre-ordered meal can still purchase light snacks and refreshments from the airline's in-flight menu once in-flight.
In Business Class, passengers have the choice of complimentary food and drink from the Business Class in-flight menu.
There's no WIFI network onboard Lucky Air flights.
Lucky Air is one of the 10 airlines that are part of the Fortune Wings Club frequent flyer program. The Fortune Wings Club allows passengers to earn points on flights operated by the HNA group's affiliate airlines and redeem the points earned to buy flights on those same airlines.
Airlines that are members of the Fortune Wings Club include Hainan Airlines, Grand China Air, Tianjin Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Fuzhou Airlines, Suparna Airlines, Guangxi Bebu Gulf Airlines and Urumqi Air.
Passengers can also earn points by shopping at Fortune Wings Club affiliate members, which include a range of companies selling hotels, car rentals and also as for those that use the Fortune Wings Club co-branded credit card.
Lucky Air is one of the founding members of the U-FLY Alliance, which is the world's first airline alliance made up entirely of low-cost airlines. Originally, the alliance was made up of four different airlines within the HNA Group — Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, West Air and HK Express (who are no longer part of the HNA Group.) Eastar Jet was the first non-HNA Group airline to join the airline in 2016. Today, the alliance consists of the five aforementioned airlines.
Lucky Air works closely with all of the other members of the U-Fly Alliance to make sure that they collectively cover serve as many destinations as possible in China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the surrounding areas.
Kunming Changshui International Airport is the major international airport serving Kunming and the hub airport for Lucky Air. Kunming Wuijaba International Airport opened in 2011, replacing the former major airport in Kunming, Kunming Wujiaba International Airport.
Kunming Changshui International has one main terminal building, two runways and facilitates flights flying across Asia.
Airlines that use Kunming Changshui International as a main or secondary hub include China Eastern, China Southern, Hongtu Airlines, Kunming Airlines, Ruili Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. Other airlines that fly from this hub include Hunan Airlines and Himalaya Airlines.
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