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Qingdao Airlines is a Chinese domestic airline which was founded in 2013 and commenced flying in 2014.

The airline is based in Shandong, China, and is wholly owned by Nanshan Group.

Established in 1992, Air Chang’an has an interesting history as it was merged with Hainan Airlines in 2000. In October 2002, Chang’an Airlines was further merged to be operated by Hainan Airlines with Xinhua Airlines and Shaanxi Airlines together sharing the IATA code and airlines logo.

Baggage Policy

Qingdao Airlines has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

For domestic travel within China, passengers are permitted 5kg of carry on luggage. The size of this bag must not exceed 20 x 40 x 55cm.

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowance for first class passengers is 40kg per person.

The free checked baggage allowance for economy class passengers is 20kg per person.

The size of checked luggage, regardless of the class flying, must be a maximum of 40 x 60 x 100cm.


Qingdao Airlines passengers could check in online and at the airport.

Online Check-in

Qingdao Airlines offer online check-in for some cities that they fly to.

Airport Check-in

Passengers must check-in at the airport for their Qingdao Airlines flight. To do so, visit one of the Qingdao Airlines check-in counters you will be checked in and process any checked baggage you might have. This can be done be a member of staff, or by using a self-service check-in machine.

Check-in desk opening and closing times vary depending on the airport, so be sure to check with the airline before flying.

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Destinations that Qingdao Airlines flies to

Qingdao Airlines operates domestic flights in China, but also to other destinations in Asia, as per the tables below:

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Hub Airport

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport

Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport is an airport that serves the city of Qingdao in the Shandong province of China. The airport was built to replace Qingdao Liuting International Airport which closed down in 2021. Qingdao Airlines used to be based at Qingdao Liuting International Airport before it shut down - it now operates its flights from Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport.

This airport opened in 2021 and is currently the largest airport in Shandong. It's also a hub for Shandong Airlines. Other airlines that fly to/from this airport include Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and XiamenAir, among others.

Popular Routes

Qingdao ✈️ Beijing

Qingdao ✈️ Shanghai

Qingdao ✈️ Hangzhou

Qingdao ✈️ Shenyang

Qingdao ✈️ Dalian