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About Shandong Airlines

Shandong Airlines (山东航空), officially Shandong Airlines Group Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese airline based in Jinan, Shandong, China, with their hubs in Jinan Yoaqiang International Airport. Shandong Airline's Bangkok flight is becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers.

Currently owned by Air China, Shandong Airlines also holds a 10% stake in Sichuan Airlines. Established in 1994, the airline jointly founded the Xinxing Aviation Alliance along with five of China's provincial airlines. In total, SDA's route network covers over 70 destinations in 7 countries and includes Cambodia, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.


Shandong Airlines operates mainly domestic routes from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities in China. These routes include Beijing Capital International Airport, Qingdao Liuting International Airport and Yantai Penglai International Airport.

Domestic destinations include Hefei, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guilin, Nanning, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Wuyishan, Xiamen, Lanzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Luoyang, Hohhot, Changchun, Xining, Jinan, Jining, Linyi, Dalian and many others. In addition to domestic routes Shandong Airlines also fly to Cambodia, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

The Chinese carrier, which already serves destinations in Cambodia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, now offers four times weekly non-stop flights on the 2,569-kilometre route between Kunming (KMG) and Delhi (DEL). Two of these four flights originate in Jinan (TNA) while the other two originate in Qingdao (TAO). These seven routes are operated by five different airlines and involve four airports in China and three airports in India.

Specifically, Shandong Airlines fly to the following domestic destinations:

Anhui Hefei
Guangdong Guangzhou
Guangxi Guilin
Fujian Fuzhou
Gansu Lanzhou
Guizhou Guiyang
Hainan Haikou
Heilongjiang Harbin
Henan Luoyang
Hubei Wuhan
Hunan Changsha
Inner Mongolia Dongsheng
Jiangsu Nanjing
Jiangxi Nanchang
Jilin Changchun
Liaoning Dalian
Ningxia Yinchuan
Qinghai Xining
Shandong Jinan
Shanxi Taiyuan
Shaanxi Xi’an
Sichuan Chengdu
Xinjiang Kashgar
Yunnan Kunming
Zhejiang Hangzhou

In addition to the domestic locations listed above, Shandong Airlines also fly to the following:

Hong Kong Hong Kong
Cambodia Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
India Delhi
Indonesia Jakarta
Japan Tokyo
Philippines Manila
Singapore Singapore
South Korea Seoul
Taiwan Taichung
Thailand Bangkok
Chiang Mai

Shandong Airlines Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers travelling in first class and business class are permitted two personal belongings, with the weight of each item not exceeding 8kg.

Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted one personal belonging, with the weight not exceeding 5kg.

The dimensions of these belongings must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm.

Checked Baggage

Passengers travelling in first class are permitted 40kg of checked luggage.

Passengers travelling in business class are permitted 30kg of checked luggage.

Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted 20kg of checked luggage.

All items of checked luggage must not exceed 203cm, and must not be less than 60cm.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Shandong Airlines offer online check in for passengers. The link to complete online check-in can be found here. This service will open the day before flying, and close 2 hours before scheduled departure time.

Airport Check-In

Alternatively, passengers can check in for their flights at the airport. The opening times for check-in desks varies according to the departure airport. To see a breakdown of these times, click this link. Alternatively, check your ticket for arrival and check-in times.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Shandong Airlines frequent flyer program is currently the same as it's owner's, Air China, Phoenix Miles. Phoenix Miles was designed to reward frequent flyers travelling internationally and domestically on Air China or Shandong Airlines and its affiliated partner airlines.

The companion card may be upgraded to VIP status. There are special redemption rates for VIP members – Gold card members and Platinum card members.

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Alternative Airlines is the reliable and trustworthy company to use to ensure a smooth and safe booking of your flights with Shandong Airlines. This trust is emphasised by the fact we allow booking of Shandong Airline flights in English, providing you with important information and details in English.

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals on Shandong Airlines

Alternative Airlines provides rules and regulations on traveling with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, on Shandong airlines planes.

Shandong Airlines Route Map

Shandong Airlines Route Map

Popular Routes

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The Fleet

Shandong Airlines operates a fleet currently stands at a total of over 97 aircraft. The favoured aircraft is Boeing's 737-800 with a current total of 87. They also operate using Boeing 737-700's, Bombardier's CRJ-200ER and 700ER aircraft.

Boeing 737-700

Boeing 737-800

Bombardier CRJ-200ER

Bombardier CRJ-700ER

Shandong Airlines Hub Airport

Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport

Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport is the main airport serving Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in China. It is the hub airport for Shandong Airlines and has one runaway and can handle nearly 10 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport include Asiana Airlines, Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Chongqing Airlines, Hongtu Airlines and many others.

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