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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.

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.


Book Shandong Airlines Flights in English

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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Shanghai  small plane icon  Jinan


Jinan  small plane icon  Xi'an


Changchun  small plane icon  Jinan


Tianjin  small plane icon  Shanghai


Dalian  small plane icon  Jinan


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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