Airlines in Yunnan

Currently Yunnan Province has 15 airports in its major tourist cities, making these cities easily reached from the main cities in China and aboard. When tourists travel in Yunnan, the most convenient way getting in should be by air. Generally, most of tourists will take flight to Kunming and take plane or other means of transportation from Kunming the other cities of Yunnan. There are more than 40 airlines providing the air service in Yunnan. This page introduces you the Airlines in Yunnan.

Chinese Airlines

1.China Eastern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines is China’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. In Yunnan, except for Wenshan airport, it provides air service at all the rest 12 airports. 

Add: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai
Tel: 95530

2. China Southern Airlines

Established on 1 July 1988, the airline became one of China’s “Big Three” airlines (alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines), the world’s sixth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia’s largest airline in fleet size. In Yunnan, it provides service at the airports of Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, Shangrila, Xishuangbanna, Wenshan and Dehong.

Add: Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Tel: 95539

3. Lucky Air

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines. It started with flights between Dali and Kunming and Xishuangbanna and Kunming, and expanded soon to other areas of China and added international routes as well. Its base is Kunming Changshui International Airport. In Yunnan, it provides service at  the airports of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Dehong, Tengchong, Baoshan, Puer and Luguhu(Lugu Lake).

Add: Xiangpeng Hangkong Dasha in Kunming, Yunnan, China
Tel: 95326

4.Kunming Airlines

Kunming Airlines (昆明航空公司) is an airline based in Kunming, Yunnan, China and established in 2005. Kunming Airlines, based in Kunming Changshui International Airport, operates flights within Yunnan province as well as routes connecting Kunming and other cities. Now it provides service at  the airports of Kunming, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Dehong, Baoshan, Lincang and Puer.

Add: Kunming Changshui International Airport, Yunnan, China
Tel:  +86 871 96598

5. Sichuan Airlines

It is also the largest airline in western China, operating mainly scheduled domestic and international flights out of Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and Kunming Changshui International Airport. In Kunming, it provides service at  the airports of Kunming, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Dehong, Puer, and Zhaotong.

Add: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, Sichuan Province
Tel:  +86 28 8888 8888

6. Chongqing Airlines

Chongqing Airlines is an airline based in Chongqing, China. It operates both domestic passenger services within mainland China and international passenger services to Thailand and Vietnam respectively. In Yunnan, it provides service at  the airports of Kunming, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Tengchong, and Puer.

Add: Chongqing City, China
Tel: 95539

7.Ruili Airlines

Ruili Airlines Co., Ltd. is a Chinese full service carrier based at Kunming Changshui International Airport. It provides both domestic and international services to destinations in China and in Southeast Asia (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Sihanoukville). Its first service, between Kunming and Mangshi, was launched on 18 May 2014. In Yunnan, it provides service at  the airports of  Kunming, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna and Puer.

Add: Kunming Changshui International Airport, Yunnan, China
Tel: +86 400-005-9999

Besides afore-mentioned airlines, there are many others serving in the destinations of Yunnan province, including Air China, Beijing Capital Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Western Airlines, China Express Airlines, Loong Airlines, etc.

Foreign Airlines

Yunnan has three international airports, namely Kunming Airport, Lijiang Airport and Xishuangbanna airport. They provide international flights for domestic and foreign tourists. This part will introduce you the foreign airlines which offers air service in Yunnan.

Kunming Airport:

Airlines From Kunming to 
China Eastern Airlines Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Rangoon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Calcutta, Dhaka, Colombo, Male, Kathmandu, Dubai, Paris, Vancouver, Sydney, San Francisco
China Southern Airlines Islamabad
Air China Yangon
Lucky Air Taichung, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Nha Trang, Sabah, Sihanouk, Jeju
Shandong Airlines Delhi, Bangkok, new Delhi
Sichuan Airlines Taipei
Hong Kong Express Airways/KA Dragon Airlines/Cathay Pacific Airways Hong Kong
UNI Airways Kaohsiung
Singapore Silk Air/Singapore Airlines Singapore
Thai Airways International Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Airasia Airline Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok
Tonle Sap Airlines Siem Reap
Lao Airlines Vientiane, Luang Prabang
Korean Air Seoul
Eastar Jet Cheju
Vietjetair Nha Trang
SriLankan Airlines Colombo

Lijiang Airport:

Airlines From Lijiang to 
China Eastern Airlines Hong Kong, Taipei(available every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday), Bangkok
Tiger Airways Singapore
Mandarin Airlines Taipei
Asiana Airlines/Korea Airlines Seoul

Xishuangbanna Airport:

Airlines From Xishuangbanna to 
Ruili Airlines/FlexFlight Chieng Mai(available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Ruili Airlines/FlexFlight Chiang Rai(available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Lao Airlines Luang Prabang(available every Thursday, Sunday)

Transportation in Yunnan:

Yunnan Travel by Air

Rail Transport in Yunnan

Roads in Yunnan

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