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Founded in 2010, Tibet Airlines is based in Lhasa, Tibet in China and headquartered at Lhasa Gonggar Airport. The airline operates scheduled domestic flights and is famous for its high-altitude operations, operating at over 3,500 metres altitude. Tibet Airlines uses an Airbus narrow body, the A319, for high altitude airports and the airline has successfully connected Tibet to many domestic cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. Himalaya Airlines is the general sales agent for Tibet Airlines. Lhasa-based Tibet airlines have 49% stake in Himalaya, a Nepal-based international airline company. In the mid-2010's Tibet Airlines introduced the first widebody flight to its fleet with Required Navigation Performance with Authorisation Required (RNP-AR).

Baggage Policy

Tibet Airlines has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Your baggage allowance will depend on the cabin class you purchased.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers on Tibet Airlines flights are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 5kg per person. This carry-on bag should also not exceed the overall dimensions of 20 x 40 x 55 cm. Tibet Airlines ask that passengers store their carry-on baggage either underneath their seat or in the enclosed luggage rack. Passengers flying in Business Class on Tibet Airlines are entitled to two items of carry-on baggage, with the same size and weight rules.

Checked Baggage

Passengers flying in Economy Class on Tibet Airlines are entitled to 20kg of free checked baggage. Passengers flying in First Class on Tibet Airlines are entitled to 30kg of free checked baggage. Passengers flying in Business Class on Tibet Airlines are entitled to 40kg of free checked baggage. No single piece of baggage can weigh more than 32kg on Tibet Airlines flights.

Cabin Classes

Tibet Airlines offers Business Class seats on both its Airbus A319-100 and Airbus A320-200 aircraft.


Tibet Airlines offers online check in for its passengers. We advise that you check in online for a quick and easy airport journey.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in online to their Tibet Airlines flight by using the self-service Tibet Airlines web-check-in service. To check-in, passengers must enter the relevant flight details on the page.

Airport Check-in

Passengers can check-in for their Tibet Airlines flight at the airport by visiting a Tibet Airlines member of staff at the airport check-in counters. Airport check-in close 60 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time on the majority of flights.

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Destinations that Tibet Airlines flies to

Tibet Airlines flies to over 20 destinations mainly across China. Click the button below to find out all the destinations the airline flies too.

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Lhasa Gonggar Airport

Lhasa Gonggar Airport is known as one of the highest airports in the world, with an altitude of 3,740 metres (11,710 ft). The airport was built in 1965 and the terminals were upgraded in 2004. The airport is located in Gongagger County, in the Shannon region of Tibet.

It is nearly 98 kilometres south of Lhasa, at the south bank of the grand Yarlong Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River. To facilitate passengers, there are 4 aerobridges (1 two-way bridge and 3 single-way bridges) to help passengers on board and disembark from the flights.

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We want to make your flight booking experience as hassle-free as possible — that's why we give you the ability to buy your Tibet Airlines flights in English. Make your Tibet Airlines flight reservation and complete every step of the booking in English. Customers can also rely on our experienced customer service team to help them with any aspect of their Tibet Airlines reservation.


Tibet Airlines' fleet is comprised of a mix of Airbus aircraft, with various different models, including the A319-100, A319NEO, A320-200 and A330-200. The airline is known for its high-altitude operations with its operating base at Lhasa Airport which is at over 3,500 meters altitude. Overall, the airline has almost 40 aircraft within its fleet.


12th April 2019

Tibet Airlines becomes latest Chinese carrier to enter Europe

On the 8th April 2019, Tibet Airlines successfully launched its first-ever intercontinental service between Jinan and Helsinki. This route will be operated using Airbus A330-200s. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in Helsinki to celebrate the new service. The airline has become Helsinki's first Chinese operator.

24th May 2018

Hubei and Tibet launch direct route between the two cities

Hubei airport group, owner of Hubei airlines, have announced a direct service from the end of this month between the central Chinese city of Wuhan and the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. The flight will take roughly 3 and a half hours on an Airbus A319, departing from Lhasa daily and returning from Wuhan every day except Thursday. Before the launching of this direct flight, the journey would have taken 7 hours, cutting passenger's journey time by half.