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:
|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|
|Jinan||Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport|
|Jining||Jining Qufu 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|
|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|
|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|
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||Narita International Airport|
|South Korea||Seoul||Incheon International Airport|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Taoyuan International Airport|
|Thailand||Chiang Mai||Chiang Mai International Airport|
|Thailand||Phuket||Phuket International Airport|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's really easy to collect Frequent Flyer Points when you make a Shandong reservation with Alternative Airlines. Have a look at our Airline Alliances page to find out more information. Visit the Alternative Airlines blog to find out more about frequent flyer programs.
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 the booking of Shandong Airline flights in English, providing you with important information and details in English.
Alternative Airlines provides rules and regulations on travelling with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, on Shandong airlines planes.
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.
Boeing 737-700 x 3
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.
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.
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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