Airport Check-in Guide

① Check-in Documents


Valid forms of ID for air travel include: For residents of Mainland China: Resident Identity Card, Temporary Resident Identity Card, passport, military officer ID, civilian cadre ID, conscript ID, non-commissioned officer ID, civilian personnel ID, military employee ID, People's Armed Police ID, armed police forces ID, or Seafarer's Passport; Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents, Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents; For foreign travelers: passport, certificate of diplomatic staff stationed in China as issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreigner's Permanent Residence Card (or a previous version of the Foreigner's Permanent Residence Card still within the period of validity); other valid forms of ID for air travel as stipulated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.


For residents of Mainland China under the age of 16, further acceptable forms of ID include Medical Certificate of Birth, Household Register, student ID or proof of ID issued by the Public Security Bureau in the location of the individual's household register


To ensure your smooth travel, please pay attention to the validity of travel documents during your trip. For international flights, please make sure that the license is valid for at least 6 months after the departure date of the last flight.


② Check-in Procedure


Travelers arrive at the airport→obtain boarding pass and complete baggage check-in at check-in counters (or get boarding pass from self-service kiosk)→go through the security checkpoint→proceed to the boarding gate and wait for boarding→start boarding through the boarding gate


③ Flight check-in deadline of each airport (for reference only)



Departure Airport Check-in Deadline (minute)
Domestic Flights International Flights
1Aksu30-
2Anqing40-
3Baise30-
4Baotou30
5Beijing45T2 (China-USA China-Mexico route): 60;
T2 (Tel Aviv): 55;
T2 (Other route): 50
6Boao30-
7Chengdu4560
8Chengde30-
9Dalian4040
10Datong4040
11Dongying30-
12Dunhuang45-
13Fuzhou30-
14Guangzhou4545
15Guiyang4545
16Guilin40-
17Harbin45-
18Haikou4540
19Hailar30-
20Hanzhong30-
21Hangzhou4545
22Hefei30-
23Heze40-
24Hengyang30-
25Hohhot4040
26Jinan40-
27Jining30-
28Jiamusi30-
29Jinzhou30-
30Jinjiang/Quanzhou30-
31Jingzhou40-
32Kashgar30-
33Kuqa40-
34Kunming45-
35Lanzhou4040
36Liancheng30-
37Linfen30-
38Linyi30-
39Liuzhou30-
40Liupanshui30-
41Manzhouli3030
42Mianyang30-
43Mudanjiang30-
44Nanchang40-
45Nanjing40-
46Nanning40-
47Nanyang30-
48Ningbo40-
49Qianjiang30-
50Qinhuangdao30-
51Qingdao40-
52Qingyang30-
53Sanming30-
54Sansha30-
55Sanya4540
56Xiamen30-
57Shanghai Hongqiao45-
58Shanghai Hongqiao4560
59Shenzhen4545
60Shenyang45-
61Shiyan30-
62Shijiazhuang40-
63Taiyuan4040
64Tangshan30-
65Tianjin4050 (It depends on the aircraft type. Basically, the wide-body aircraft: 50)
66Tongren30-
67Weifang30-
68Wenzhou40-
69Wuhai30-
70Urumqi50-
71Wuhu40-
72Wuhan40-
73Xi'an4040
74Xining3045
75Xinzhou3045
76Xuzhou40-
77Yantai30-
78Yan'an30-
79Yangzhou40-
80Yichang40-
81Yinchuan40-
82Yingkou30-
83Yulin30-
84Yueyang30-
85Zhangjiakou30-
86Changbaishan30-
87Changchun40-
88Changsha40Narrow-body aircraft:40; Wide-body aircraft:60
89Changzhi30-
90Zhengzhou45-
91Chongqing45Narrow-body aircraft:45; Wide-body aircraft:60
92Zhuhai40-



Departure Airport

Check-in Deadline (minutes)

1Auckland (New Zealand)60
2Macao, China60
3Chinese Taipei40
4Paris60
5Budapest60
6Berlin60
7Boston60
8Prague60
9Brussels60
10Narita, Tokyo45
11Tokyo Haneda45
12Toronto60
13Brisbane45
14Rome60
15Los Angeles60
16Manchester60
17Bangkok40
18Moscow40
19Melbourne45
20Phuket40
21Chiang Mai45
22St. Petersburg40
23San Jose60
24Tel Aviv60
25Seattle60
26Sydney45
27Da Nang40
28Nha Trang50
29Irkutsk40
30Sapporo40
31Chicago60
32Cairns45
33New York60
34Vientiane40
35Luang Prabang40
36Phnom Penh40
37Siem Reap40
38Pattaya40
39Chiang Rai45
40London60
41Madrid60
42Mexico City60
43Tijuana60
44Sihanoukville40
45Zurich60
46Vienna60
47Yangon40