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About XiamenAir (Xiamen Airlines)

XiamenAir, (Chinese: 厦门航空 ) formerly known as Xiamen Airlines, is a Chinese airline and was the first privately-owned Chinese airline. The airline has hubs at Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou and flies to major cities in China and extends to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other countries in Southeast Asian countries. Most of its flights originate from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, but also some from Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

Operations commenced in 1984 as a domestic airline which connected Fujian to the rest of China. The airline is owned by a number of shareholders; China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Construction and Development Group, and Fujian Investment & Development Group. The airline also has two subsidiaries; Hebei Airlines and Jiangxi Airlines.

The airline currently has a fleet of over 160 aircraft, flying to over 70 destinations, both domestic and international. In addition, the airline was recently awarded the 'Best Airline in Mainland China' 19 consecutive times by the Airline Service Survey.

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The Fleet

XiamenAir's fleet currently consists of 167 aircraft, with an additional 23 on order. (Correct as of August 2019)

Boeing 737-700 7 /
Boeing 737-800 138 3
Boeing 737 MAX 8 10 10
Boeing 737 MAX 10 / 10
Boeing 787-8 6 /
Boeing 787-9 6 /

XiamenAir Destinations

Domestic Destinations

Anhui Chizhou Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport (JUH)
Beijing Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Anhui Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport (HFE)
Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG)
Chongqing Wanzhou Wanzhou Wuqiao Airport (WXN)
Fujian Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC)
Fujian Quanzhou Quanzhou Jinjiang International Airport (JJN)
Fujian Wuyishan Wuyishan Airport (WUS)
Fujian Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
Gansu Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW)
Guangdong Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
Guangdong Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX)
Guangdong Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport (ZUH)
Guangxi Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL)
Guangxi Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport (NNG)
Guizhou Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE)
Hainan Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK)
Hainan Sanya Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)
Hebei Shijiazhuang Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW)
Heilongjiang Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB)
Henan Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO)
Hubei Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH)
Hunan Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport (HHA)
Inner Mongolia Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport (HET)
Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir Hulunbuir Hailar Airport (HLD)
Jiangsu Huai'an Huai'an Lianshui Airport (HIA)
Jiangsu Lianyungang Lianyungang Baitabu Airport (LYG)
Jiangsu Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG)
Jiangsu Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX)
Jiangsu Xuzhou Xuzhou Guanyin Airport (XUZ)
Jiangsu Yancheng Yancheng Nanyang International Airport (YNZ)
Jiangxi Ganzhou Ganzhou Huangjin Airport (KOW)
Jiangxi Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN)
Jilin Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport (CGQ)
Liaoning Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC)
Liaoning Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (SHE)
Ningxia Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport (INC)
Qinghai Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport (XNN)
Shaanxi Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY)
Shandong Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA)
Shandong Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO)
Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
Shanxi Datong Datong Yungang Airport (DAT)
Shanxi Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport (TYN)
Shanxi Yuncheng Yuncheng Guangong Airport (YCU)
Sichuan Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU)
Sichuan Luzhou Luzhou Yunlong Airport (LZO)
Sichuan Mianyang Mianyang Nanjiao Airport (MIG)
Tianjin Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN)
Tibet Lhasa Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA)
Xinjiang Ürümqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport (URC)
Yunnan Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG)
Yunnan Lijiang Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG)
Zhejiang Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
Zhejiang Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)
Zhejiang Zhoushan Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport (HSN)

International Destinations

Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Australia Sydney Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD)
Cambodia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
Cambodia Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Cambodia Sihanoukville Sihanouk International Airport (KOS)
Canada Vancouver Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK)
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Japan Shizuoka Shizuoka Airport (FSZ)
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
Macau Macau Macau International Airport (MFM)
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Philippines Cebu Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Philippines Clark Clark International Airport (CRK)
Philippines Davao City Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
Philippines Kalibo Kalibo International Airport (KLO)
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
South Korea Jeju Jeju International Airport (CJU)
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Taiwan Kaohsiung Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Taiwan Taipei Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA)
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Thailand Phuket Phuket International Airport (HKT)
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
United States New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Route Map

Xiamen Airlines Route Map

XiamenAir Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

There is a free baggage allowance of 5kg in all service classes. All carry-on baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Passengers flying in First Class are entitled to two items of free carry-on baggage per passengers. Passengers flying in all other service classes are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage.

Checked Baggage

Domestic Flights

For domestic flights, passengers are permitted 40kg of checked luggage for First Class, 30kg for Business Class and 20kg for Economy Class.

International Flights

For international flights between China and Europe/Korea/Southeast Asia, and flights between Mainland China and Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan:

First and business class passengers are permitted 2 x 32kg.

Economy class passengers are permitted 1 x 23kg.

All items of checked baggage(regardless of class) must fit the combined linear dimensions (Length + width + height) of 158cm.

For international flights between China and Australia/Canada/USA/Japan:

First-class passengers are permitted 3 x 32kg.

Business-class passengers are permitted 2 x 32kg.

Economy class passengers are permitted 2 x 23kg.

All items of checked baggage(regardless of class) must fit the combined linear dimensions (Length + width + height) of 158cm.

XiamenAir Check-In Information

Online Check-in

Xiamen Airlines are yet to offer an online check-in service for their flights.

Airport Check-in

Passengers must head to the XiamenAir check-in counters to complete check-in. For domestic flights, the counters are open 90minutes before departure, and will close 30 minutes before the flight is due to depart. International flights will open 120 minutes before the flight, and close 40 minutes before departure.

XiamenAir Hub Airport

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

Xiamen Gaoqi International is an international airport serving the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has one runway and can handle nearly 25 million passengers every year. In 2018, the airport was the 11th busiest airport in China for cargo traffic and the 13th busiest for passenger traffic. 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, China Express Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Hebei Airlines, Chongqing Airlines and many others.

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport 

XiamenAir Class Information

Economy Class

Economy class is arranged in a 3-3-3 layout and contains individual in-flight entertainment screens, seat USB ports and universal power outlets. Passengers also get a pair of flight socks, blanket, pillow and a water bottle. The seats in economy are reasonable, with enough legroom and comfortable chairs to help you enjoy your flight.

On flights which are longer, passengers can enjoy a choice of complimentary main dishes with tasty and universal options available.

Premium Economy

There is currently no premium economy class service onboard Xiamen Airlines planes.

Business Class

Business class is only available on select planes in the XiamenAir fleet. Business-class seats are very similar to first class, with large seats and ample legroom, with large and soft reclining airline seats. Passengers can enjoy premium meals and drinks (including alcoholic options), all served on china or glassware.

In business class, passengers receive an amenity kit and pyjamas, thick blankets and two pillows.

First Class

First class is also only available on selected aircraft. First-class seats are arranged in a 2-2 configuration, giving each passenger a large area of personal space with wide and comfortable chairs, complete with a cushion.

Passengers in first class can also enjoy the airport lounge at selected airports.

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XiamenAir In-Flight Entertainment

From the personal in-flight entertainment devices on the back of seats, passengers can access the variety of entertainment that XiamenAir provide. From the latest Hollywood movies to travel shows or comedy TV shows, to music and reading material, there is sure to be something to appeal to every type of passenger.

XiamenAir Food

XiamenAir provides a great meal service on flights that are long enough. Passengers can enjoy tasty and balanced meals, with a wide variety of cuisines to choose from.


There is a wide selection of drinks to choose from on XiamenAir. These range from soft drinks such as coke or lemonade, to hot drinks such as a range of teas or coffee, or alcoholic beverages such as liqueurs, beers, wines or other spirits.

On some flights and fares, passengers will receive complimentary drinks, but can also be purchased when they are not provided.

Special Meals

If you have any special dietary requirements such as dietary, medical or religious, then you can request a special meal in advance before your flight. The meals available to order include vegetarian oriental meal (VOML), vegetarian vegan meal (VGML), vegetarian lacto-ovo meal (VLML), seafood meal (SFMl), fruit platter meal (FPML), vegetarian raw meal (RVML), child's meal (CHML), baby meal (BBML), diabetic meal (DBML) or Moslem meal (MOML).

XiamenAir WiFi

On selected planes and services, there is a free WiFi service onboard for all passengers.

XiamenAir Frequent Flyer

Egret Miles is this airline's frequent flyer program. Passengers can collect points on qualifying flights, with more points being awarded for flying in first class. When enough points have been collected, passengers can then spend the points on flights.

XiamenAir Airline Alliance

XiamenAir is part of SkyTeam Alliance, the leading global airline network, with 20 other 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.

XiamenAir Special Services

Passengers who need special services on board the plane can request such services via the 'Application Form for Air Travel for Passengers With Special Needs' and submit it to the airline. Alternatively, they should contact the airline directly as far in advance as possible (usually 72 hours at least) to detail any requests they have.

XiamenAir News

7th June 2018

First Boeing 737 Max for Xiamen Airlines

Xiamen Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737MAX, expanding its fleet to 200 aircraft. This is the latest milestone in a period of strong growth from the airline, which has added on average 20 aircraft to its fleet every year since 2013.

The Chinese passenger airline counted 100 aircraft in its fleet in 2013 and has now doubled that number. During this period, the airline’s operating profits also increased year by year, booking gross profits exceeding RMB 10bn (approximately US$1.5bn).

Over the past five years, civil aviation passenger volume in the USA, Europe and China recorded an average annual growth rate of roughly 4%, 6% and 10%, respectively, while the airline experienced an average growth rate of 15%. It has been profitable for 31 consecutive years.

After expanding its fleet in 2013, the airline sped up its expansion into international markets. The airline bought its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in August 2014 and launched its first intercontinental flight, between Xiamen and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, in July 2015.

Over the following two years, the airline launched 10 intercontinental flights to cities across Europe, North America and Oceania. All the intercontinental flights are now serviced by Boeing 787s.

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