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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)

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Carry-On Baggage

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.

Checked Baggage

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.

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.

Check-in Information

Online Check-in

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.

Airport Check-in

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:

Anqing 40 minutes
Bangkok 40 minutes
Baoshan 30 minutes
Beijing 45 minutes
Carey 30 minutes
Cebu 40 minutes
Changchun 40 minutes
Chengdu 45 minutes
Chongqing 45 minutes
Dali 30 minutes
Dalian 40 minutes
Datong 30 minutes
Diqing 30 minutes
Fuzhou 30 minutes
Ganzhou 30 minutes
Guangzhou 45 minutes
Guiyang 45 minutes
Haikou 45 minutes
Hailar 30 minutes
Hangzhou 45 minutes
Harbin 45 minutes
Hefei 30 minutes
Hohhot 40 minutes
Hongqiao 45 minutes
Huai'an 30 minutes
Irkutsk 40 minutes
Jieyang 30 minutes
Jinan 40 minutes
Jinzhou 30 minutes
Kangding 30 minutes
Kashgar 30 minutes
Krabi 40 minutes
Kuala Lumpur 60 minutes
Kunming 45 minutes
Lanzhou 40 minutes
Lhasa 40 minutes
Liancheng 30 minutes
Lijiang 30 minutes
Mangshi 30 minutes
Mianyang 30 minutes
Moscow 40 minutes
Nanchang 30 minutes
Nanjing 40 minutes
Nanning 40 minutes
Ningbo 40 minutes
Osaka 30 minutes
Penang 50 minutes
Phuket 40 minutes
Pu'er 30 minutes
Pudong 45 minutes
Qingdao 40 minutes
Quanzhou 30 minutes
Sabah 60 minutes
Sanya 45 minutes
Seri Baga Bay 40 minutes
Shenzhen 45 minutes
Shijiazhuang 30 minutes
SuMei Island 40 minutes
Taiyuan 40 minutes
Tengchong 30 minutes
Tianjin 40 minutes
Ürümqi 40 minutes
Wenzhou 40 minutes
Wuhan 40 minutes
Wuhu 30 minutes
Wuyuan 30 minutes
Xi'an 40 minutes
Xiamen 30 minutes
Xingyi 30 minutes
Xishuangbanna 30 minutes
Xuzhou 30 minutes
Yangcheng 30 minutes
Yantai 30 minutes
Yichang 40 minutes
Yichun 30 minutes
Yinchuan 40 minutes
Zhanjiang 30 minutes
Zhaotong 30 minutes
Zhengzhou 45 minutes
Zhuhai 40 minutes

Economy Class

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.

Business Class

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

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.

Frequent Flyer

Fortune Wings Club

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.

Airline Alliance

U-FLY Alliance

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.

Hub Airport

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.

Outside the front of Kunming Changshui International Airport

Credit: N509FZ on Wikimedia Commons

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