Search and Buy XiamenAir Flights

Cabin class:



Please select an airport

Select a departure date

Search flights
Feefo Reviews
payments accepted
IATA Accredited

Buy XiamenAir Flights

Book Flights Direct with Xiamen Airlines and Alternative Airlines

Make a Xiamen Airlines reservation and find some amazing deals with discounted Xiamen Airlines tickets at Alternative Airlines



XiamenAir, formerly known as Xiamen Airlines, is a Chinese airline and was the first privately owned Chinese airline.


XiamenAir has bases in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou and covers major cities in China and extends to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries. It operates many flights from its hub at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and also Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

XiamenAir was established in July 1984 and its main shareholders are China Southern Airlines, Xiamen C & D Corporation and Jizhong Energy Resources Ltd.


XiamenAir has an all-Boeing fleet with 123 aircraft and operates more than 220 domestic routes and 50 international and regional routes.


XiamenAir flies to many destinations including Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Datong, Fuzhou, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hohhot, Jinan, Kunming, Lanzhou, Lhasa, Lijiang, Luzhou, Mianyang, Nanchang, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Amsterdam, Denpasar, Jakarta, Tokyo, Macau, Kuala Lumpura and many others.


XiamenAir has codeshare agreements with TransAsia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, KLM, Hebei Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.





XiamenAir has free baggage allowance of 40kg for each First Class passenger

30kg for each Business Class passenger

20kg for Economy Class passsenger.


First Class passengers on XiamenAir's flights and XiamenAir VIP card holders may enjoy the First Class Lounge services before their flights.


XiamenAir are looking to develop a base operations at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. XiamenAir has issued a tender for the construction of various facilities at the airport including aircraft MRO, crew facilities, a canteen, and administrative facilities. Total space allocated extends to 71,822 square meters. Serving seventeen cities across China, XiamenAir is currently Chongqing's sixth largest carrier by weekly capacity occupying 6.7% of the market with 27,352 seats. Chongqing is currently a base for fellow China Southern Airlines units Chongqing Airlines and Sichuan Airlines alongside Air China, China Express Airlines, and West Air.




31st January 2018

Xiamen Airlines adds Cambodia connection 

Xiamen Airlines has commenced operations on the 2010-Kilometre route, taking passengers between Xiamen (XMN) and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. There will be flights four times a week using the fleet's 737-800s. This route currently has no direct competition. Phnom Penh organised a welcoming committee to celebrate the arrival of the first flight on 28th January. 


18th December 2017

Xiamen Airlines grows presence at Melbourne with second nonstop route

Xiamen Airlines has commenced a second nonstop service between Melbourne and mainland China with the start of flights from Hangzhou.

Flight MF813, operated by Boeing 787-8 B-2763, landed at Melbourne Airport a little after 0940 on Sunday, following its 10 and a half hour journey from Hangzhou.

The aircraft was on the ground for about two and a half hours before operating the reciprocal MF814 back to Hangzhou, which is located in the Zhejiang province in the eastern part of China and about 100nm south of Shanghai.

The city has a population of about nine million and is the headquarters of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.

“We are delighted with Xiamen Airlines’ decision to expand into Hangzhou – the city that’s home to internet giant Alibaba and where third-party mobile and online payment system Alipay was established. The region is viewed as one of China’s most prominent tech hubs, and last year was host city to the G-20 summit,” Melbourne Airport chief of aviation Simon Gandy said.

Xiamen, which is 51 per cent owned by China Southern Airlines, one of eight Chinese carriers serving Melbourne alongside Air China, Capital Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, which started serving Australia at the start of November.

Separately, Taiwan’s China Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific also fly to Melbourne.

Xiamen’s 787-8s have 237 seats in a three-class layout comprising four in first (in a 1-2-1 layout), 18 in business (in a 2-2-2 configuration) and 215 in economy (at nine abreast).

The new service will operate twice a week, with departures from Hangzhou on Wednesday and Saturday nights, and departures from Tullamarine on Thursday and Sunday lunchtime.

The Skyteam alliance member first served Melbourne in June 2016, when it commenced flying nonstop from Xiamen.


12th December 2017

Xiamen Airlines heads for Hollywood from Qingdao

Xiamen Airlines headed for Hollywood from Qingdao (TAO) on 11 December, the day which saw the carrier commence its first long-haul route from the Chinese airport, a connection to Los Angeles (LAX). According to Xiamen Airlines’ Qingdao Sales Manager, Zheng Weijian, the performance of the new service is doing very well, with the initial flight having a load factor of 80% according to various reports in Chinese media. The SkyTeam member will offer three weekly flights on the 10,110-kilometre route using its 787-9s, of which it currently has four, with a further two expected to join the fleet. No other carrier currently operates between the two airports. By launching services between Qingdao and Los Angeles, Xiamen Airlines now offers five non-stop transpacific city pairs, with it already linking Los Angeles with Xiamen. The airline also serves New York JFK, Seattle-Tacoma and Vancouver in North America.  


19th September 2017

Xiamen Airlines fleet to exceed 200 in 2020, widebody fleet to reach 18

Xiamen Airlines reiterated (15-Sep-2017) its fleet will exceed 200 aircraft by 2020, including expanding its widebody fleet to 18.


5th September 2017

Xiamen Air to start Melbourne-Hangzhou services

Xiamen Air will add a second route out of Melbourne Tullamarine from December 2017 when it starts flights to Hangzhou.

The Skyteam alliance member has scheduled two flights a week with Boeing 787-8s that will operate via a Xiamen-Hangzhou-Melbourne-Hangzhou-Xiamen routing starting on December 16.

The airline already has nonstop Xiamen-Melbourne service which kicked off in June 2016.

Xiamen, which is 51 per cent owned by China Southern Airlines, is the seventh Chinese carrier serving the Victorian capital alongside Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines. An eighth, Tianjin Airlines, was due to commence Melbourne-Chongqing flights in late October.

Separately, Taiwan’s China Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific also fly to Melbourne.

Xiamen’s 787-8s have 237 seats in a three-class layout comprising four in first (in a 1-2-1 layout), 18 in business (in a 2-2-2 configuration) and 215 in economy (at nine abreast).

Melbourne Airport chief of aviation Simon Gandy said Hangzhou would be the 11th nonstop destination in China from Tullamarine.


“China is currently our largest inbound tourism market for Victoria with 570,000 annual visitors,” Gandy said in a statement.

“With tourism between China and Melbourne booming, this new non-stop service to Hangzhou will continue to enhance choice for Victorian travellers.”

Hangzhou, located in the Zhejiang province in the eastern part of China and about 100nm south of Shanghai, has a population of about nine million and is the headquarters of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.

Xiamen’s new service will operate as an overnight service from Hangzhou on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a late-morning departure from Tullamarine on Thursdays and Sundays.



February 2017

XiamenAir made New York its second destination in the US. The airline launched a 3 x Weekly service from Fuzhou (FOC) to New York JFK (JFK), a distance of 12,477 kilometres. No other carrier offers non-stop flights between Fuzhou and the US. Both routes are flown using the airline’s 787-8s.


In December 2016, XiamenAir took delievery of its first B787-9 with B-1566. The aircraft is the first of 6 B787-9s the China Southern Airlines subsidary will take delivery of from Boeing between now and 2018.





Route Map 



Popular Routes


Amsterdam    Xiamen


Beijing    Bangkok


Xiamen    Chongqing 


Fuzhou    Guangzhou


Hong Kong    Xiamen


Shanghai    Shenyang


The Fleet


Boeing 737-800


Boeing 737-700







Boeing 757-200

Boeing 787-8 






Cormac ARJ21-700







Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 

HUB Airport


Xiamen Gaoqi International is the international airport serving the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is the hub airport for Xiamen Airlines. Other airlines which fly to Air China, Air Macau, Beijing Capital Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cebu Pacific, Chengdu Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Dragonair, Hebei Airlines and many others. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has one runway and can handle nearly 25 million passengers every year. 









SkyTeam Alliance is a leading global airline network, with 20 member airlines. SkyTeam alliance was founded in 2000 and now consists of member airlines such as Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, China Southern, Alitalia, China Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM and others. SkyTeam Alliance network has nearly 16,323 daily flights, with 1,052 destinations in 177 countries. 





Book Flights with XiamenAir

Make a XiamenAir reservation and find some amazing deals with discounted XiamenAir tickets at Alternative Airlines. XiamenAir flies to many destinations, offering a cost effective and safe service to all its passengers. Let Alternative Airlines help find you cheap XiamenAir tickets and make reservations on XiamenAir today.


Browse the most popular XiamenAir flight routes to destinations within the Chinese region. Alternative Airlines can help you make reservations on XiamenAir. Use the following list of routes to help you plan your next flight. XiamenAir flights on Alternative Airlines to save big! Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency, specialising in booking lesser known airlines and remote destinations.


Alternative Airlines is an Online Travel Agency bonded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). We specialise in finding the best available fares on the widest range of airlines and making them available to you online, with prices in the currency of your choice.

Alternative Airlines handles all your travel arrangements and payments, complete with ticketed confirmation. We do not direct you to other websites or service providers.

We help you through the process. This is what makes us Alternative Airlines.


Browse for flights, find some amazing deals, make a reservation and pay in the currency of your choice today with Alternative Airlines.

Let Alternative Airlines help find you the best prices and make international and domestic flight reservations with us today.


Join the Alternative Airlines Members Club and get £100.00 back on your 5th booking with Alternative Airlines. You will have insight to many benefits and exclusive deals on over 650 airlines. Click on the Members section on the Alternative Airlines website for more information and join today.


We are open every day from 8am until 8pm (UK local time).



Find Out More

Xiamen Airlines are the regional airline from Xiamen in China and operates flights throughout China and to Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and S. Korea.

Xiamen Airlines Flights

Established in 1984 Xiamen Airlines was the first airline in China to be run by private enterprise and is based at Xiamen International Airport in China. The airline is 60% owned by China Southern Airlines, a major player in the Chinese aviation industry and the remainder by the Ximen C & D Group. The airlines main operating base is at Ximen and has hubs in Fuzhou, Wuyishan and Hangzhou from where they operate flights to 41 domestic Chinese airports as well as Hong Kong and the gambling mecca of Macau. International destinations include Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, Toyko, Kuala Lumpur, and Taipei.

China Southern Airlines signed an initial agreement to purchase 13 Boeing 787 aircraft, 3 of which are for Xiamen Airlines. Aircraft deliveries are to be completed by  2010. This is part of an ongoing development plan which should see the airline double it’s fleet by 2010 and reach the 13 million passengers carried per year milestone. Xiamen Airlines operates a fleet 46 blue and white liveried Boeing 757’s (9) and 737-500/700/800 series (37) with eight more 737’s expected shortly.

Xiamen Airlines China Flights

Alternative Airlines just loves private enterprise and this airline is living proof that you do not have to be a mega corporation to succeed. Mind you having China Southern Airlines as majority shareholder and financier does help!! They have built a good domestic route network operate to six key international business destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan. Their expansion plans have very well thought out and executed in a and very professional manner. With full onboard services and friendly cabin crew we suggest that you give this progressive Chines airline a try when you are next in their neck of the woods - you won’t be disappointed. As Xiamen Airlines do not have an english language on line booking facility just complete the Look and Book section on this page for immediate confirmed reservations with tickets sent direct to you by e-mail

Xiamen Airlines signs an agreement for the purchase of up to 30 B737 MAX 200 aircraft

  Xiamen Airlines signs an agreement for the purchase of up to 30 B737 MAX 200 aircraft   Xiamen Airlines has announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow that it will be purchasing up to 30 B737 MAX 200 aircraft.

Xiamen Airlines off to Oz.

Xiamen Airlines, the growing Chinese airlines whih currently has only one long haul route from Xiamen to Amsterdam has announced plans to fly from the city of Fuzhou to Sydney's Kingford Smith airport with a three times a week starting November 30th and also to operate from Xiamen to Sydney thestraing teh following week.

Xiamen Airlines arrives in Amsterdam

Xiamen Airlines  first ever flight to Europe arrived in Amsterdam on Monday 27th August 2015 direct from Xiamen.

Xiamen Airlines launch Tokyo and Osaka services

Xiamen Airlines now flying to Amsterdam

Xiamen Airlines, the rapidly growing Chinese carrier which is 51% owned by the mighty China Southern Airlines,  has launched a new route to Europe, flying from its hub in Xiamen to Amsterdam (Schipol) on a state of the art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner starting on 26th July 2015 in co-operation with aliance partners KLM.

XIAMEN Airlines gets firm invite to join Skyteam

Xiamen Airlines, the sixth largest airline in China, has been formally invited to join the powerful SkyTeam global airline alliance with a target date of December 2012 for completion of the membership process to achieve full integration.

Xiamen Airlines expands flight programme for Expo 2010

Xiamen Airlines, based at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, has announced an increased flying programme for the period of Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Xiamen Airlines announces a new order with Boeing for ten B737-800s!

  Xiamen Airlines announces a new order with Boeing for ten B737-800s!


How to pay

You can pay for your flights with XiamenAir in the currency and payment method of your choice when booking through Alternative Airlines.

We accept PayPal making flight purchases with XiamenAir easy and more secure for customers. PayPal is one of the leading forms of online payment, with more than 169 million accounts worldwide.

How to pay with PayPal