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



Departure Airport

Check-in Deadline (minutes)

1Macao, China60
2Chinese Taipei40

Route Departure Airport/City Check-in Deadline (minute)
North American routes Boston 60
Toronto 60
Calgary 60
Los Angeles 60
Las Vegas 60
New York 60
San jose 60
Seattle 60
Chicago 60
European routes Edinburgh 60
Oslo 60
Paris 60
Berlin 60
Prague 60
Brussels 60
Belgrade 45
Dublin 60
Budapest 60
London 60
Manchester 60
Zurich 60
Vienna 60
Australia and New Zealand routes Auckland (New Zealand) 60
Brisbane 45
Cairns 45
Melbourne 45
Sydney 45
Russia route Moscow 40
St. Petersburg 40
Irkutsk 40
Asian routes Almaty 40
Tokyo Narita 45
Tokyo Haneda 45
Phnom Penh 40
Luang Prabang 40
Rayong 40
Bangkok 40
Phuket 40
Chiang Mai 45
Chiang Rai 45
Tel Aviv 60
Vientiane 40
Danang 40
Siem Reap 40
Sihanoukville 40
Singapore 45
Nha Trang 50
Yangon 40
Sapporo 40