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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.

Domestic Destinations

Specifically, Shandong Airlines fly to the following domestic destinations:

Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Dongsheng Ordos Ejin Horo Airport
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
Karamay Karamay Airport
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport
Jining Jining Qufu Airport
Kashgar Kashgar Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Linyi Linyi Qiyang Airport
Luoyang Luoyang Beijiao Airport
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport
Quzhou Quzhou Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Ürümqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Wuyishan Wuyishan Airport
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport
Yantai Yantai Penglai International Airport
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport

International Destinations

In addition to the domestic locations listed above, Shandong Airlines also flies to the following international destinations:

Cambodia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh International Airport
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Japan Tokyo Haneda Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Thailand Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport
Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport

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 a 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 the online check-in can be found here. This service will open the day before flying, and close 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Airport Check-In

Alternatively, passengers can check in for their flights at the airport. The opening times for check-in desks vary 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 its owner's, Air China, which is 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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Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals on Shandong Airlines

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The Fleet

As of May 2022, Shandong Airlines operates a fleet of just over 130 aircraft, all of which are Boeing 737s. The majority of the fleet is made up of the Boeing 737-800 which can seat up to 167 passengers - the airline currently has around 124 of these. The rest of the fleet is made up of the Boeing 737-300s and 737 MAX 8s. Shandong Airlines also has 10 orders for the COMAC ARJ21-700 - a regional jet that has been manufactured by Comas, a Chinese state-owned aerospace company. Delivery dates for the COMAC are yet to be announced.

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Boeing 737-800 x 124

Boeing 737 MAX 8 x 7

Shandong Airlines used to operate the Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ700s in its fleet, however, these were retired in 2016 and 2017. Prior to this, it flew the Saab 340B which was retired in 2005.

Codeshare Agreements

Shandong Airlines has codeshare agreements with a variety of airlines that fly similar routes around China and Asia. The airline currently has codeshare agreements with Air China, Asiana Airlines, China Express Airlines, EVA Air, Qingdao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Uni Air.

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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