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
1 Aksu 30 ----
2 Anqing 40 ----
3 Baise 30 ----
4 Baotou 30 ----
5 Beijing Capital 45 T2 (China-USA China-Mexico route): 60;
T2 (Tel Aviv): 55;
T2 (Other route): 50
6 Boao 30 ----
7 Shenyang 45 ----
8 Chengdu 45 60
9 Chengde 30 ----
10 Dalian 40 40
11 Datong 40 40
12 Dongying 30 ----
13 Dunhuang 45 ----
14 Fuzhou 30 ----
15 Fuyang 30 ----
16 Guangzhou 45 45
17 Guiyang 45 45
18 Guilin 40 ----
19 Harbin 45 ----
20 Haikou 45 40
21 Hailar 30 30
22 Hanzhong 30 ----
23 Hangzhou 45 45
24 Hefei 30 ----
25 Heze 40 ----
26 Hengyang 30 ----
27 Hohhot 40 40
28 Jinan 40 ----
29 Jining 30 ----
30 Jiamusi 30 ----
31 Jinzhou 30 ----
32 Jinjiang/Quanzhou 30 ----
33 Jingzhou 40 ----
34 Kashgar 30 ----
35 Kuqa 40 ----
36 Kunming 45 ----
37 Lanzhou 40 40
38 Liancheng 30 ----
39 Linfen 30 ----
40 Linyi 30 ----
41 Liuzhou 30 ----
42 Liupanshui 30 ----
43 Manzhouli 30 30
44 Mianyang 30 ----
45 Mudanjiang 30 ----
46 Nanchang 40 ----
47 Nanjing 40 ----
48 Nanning 40 ----
49 Nanyang 30 ----
50 Ningbo 40 ----
51 Qianjiang 30 ----
52 Qinhuangdao 30 ----
53 Qingdao 45 ----
54 Qingyang 30 ----
55 Quanzhou/Jinyang 30 ----
56 Quanzhou/Jinzhou 30 ----
57 Sanming 30 ----
58 Sansha 30 ----
59 Sanya 45 40
60 Xiamen 30 ----
61 Shanghai Hongqiao T2 45 ----
62 Sahnghai Pudong T2 45 60
63 Shenzhen 45 45
64 Shiyan 30 ----
65 Shijiazhuang 40 ----
66 Taiyuan 40 40
67 Tangshan 30 ----
68 Tianjin/td> 40 50 (It depends on the aircraft type. Basically, the wide-body aircraft: 50)
69 Tongliao 30 ----
70 Tongren 30 ----
71 Weifang 30 ----
72 Wenzhou 40 ----
73 Wuhai 30 ----
74 Urumqi 50 ----
75 Wuhan 40 ----
76 Xi'an 40 40
77 Xining 40 40
78 Xiangyang 40 ----
79 Xinzhou 30 ----
80 Xuzhou 40 ----
81 Yantai 30 ----
82 Yan'an/td> 30 ----
83 Yangzhou 40 ----
84 Yichang 40 ----
85 Yinchuan 40 ----
86 Yingkou 30 ----
87 Yulin 30 ----
88 Yulin 30 ----
89 Yueyang 30 ----
90 Zhanjiang 30 ----
91 Zhangjiakou 30 ----
92 Changbaishan 30 ----
93 Changchun 40 ----
94 Cahngsha 40 Narrow-body aircraft:40; Wide-body aircraft:60
95 Changzhi 30 ----
96 Zhengzhou 45 ----
97 Chongqing 45 Narrow-body aircraft:45; Wide-body aircraft:60
98 Zhuhai 40 ----



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