Hainan Airlines

Hainan Airlines is a Chinese airline based in Haikou with seven separate operating hubs across China. Established in 1993, Hainan Airlines has grown into China’s fourth largest airline and has stakes in a number of subsidiary airlines including Beijing Capital Airlines and China Xinhua Airlines. The airline’s main hub is at Haikou Meilan International Airport and it boasts a vast fleet of over 170 aircraft. The airline is acclaimed as one of the world’s best by Skytrax and offers its own frequent flyer program called Fortune Wings Club.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with Hainan Airlines

How to Check in

Passengers flying with Hainan Airlines are able to check-in online or do things the conventional way by checking in at the airport. Online check-in times vary considerably according to your chosen airport, so be sure to check on the airline’s website for accurate information. It is also possible to check-in at a Hainan Airlines airport counter, although opening times vary according to your airport. However, the airline advises all passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before international flights and 2 hours before domestic flights.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Travelers on board Hainan Airlines flights are allowed to check-in baggage as part of the fare, although allowances vary according to your destination and cabin class. Be sure to check directly with the airline for up-to-date information regarding baggage allowances on your flight. Passengers are also permitted to bring carry-on baggage on board flights free of charge.


Hainan Airlines offer a standard Economy Class alongside a luxurious Business Class for those who enjoy traveling in style. Passengers in Economy can look forward to standard legroom with a seat pitch of 29-33 inches, while in Business Class travelers can stretch out with legroom anywhere from 47 to 74 inches.

Booking Fees

Travelers booking tickets with Hainan Airlines will not be charged any hidden fees.

Hainan Airlines

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