China United Airlines is positioned as a mass-market economy airline, and is a low-cost carrier with headquarters in the Fengtai District of Beijing.
China United Airlines was originally founded in 1986 as part of the Chinese military but ceased flying between 2003-2005. It began operations again in 2005 with Shanghai Airlines as it's primary stakeholder. Although the airline is no longer related to the Chinese military, it still is able to use a number of military airports. China United Airlines became a low-cost airline in 2014 in order to keep up with the latest trends in the aviation industry.
In October 2010, Shanghai Airlines underwent a joint reorganisation with China Eastern Airlines. Today, the airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.
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|Hefei||Hefei Xinqiao International Airport||HFE|
|Beijing||Beijing Daxing International Airport Hub||PKX|
|Fuzhou||Fuzhou Changle International Airport||FOC|
|Longyan||Longyan Guanzhishan Airport||LCX|
|Guangzhou||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport||CAN|
|Shenzhen||Shenzhen Baoan International Airport||SZX|
|Jieyang||Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport||SWA|
|Zhanjiang||Zhanjiang Xiting International Airport||ZHA|
|Sanya||Sanya Fenghuang International Airport||SYX|
|Nanyang||Nanyang Jiangying Airport||NNY|
|Changsha||Changsha Huanghua International Airport||CSX|
|Hailar||Hailar Dongshan Airport||HLD|
|Hohhot||Hohhot Baita International Airport||HET|
|Wuxi||Wuxi Shuofang Airport||WUX|
|Lianyungang||Lianyungang Baitabu Airport||LYG|
|Nanjing||Nanjing Lukou Airport||NKG|
|Shanghai||Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport||SHA|
|Shanghai||Shanghai Pudong International Airport||PVG|
|Chengdu||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||CTU|
|Ürümqi||Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport||URC|
|Hangzhou||Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport||HGH|
The hand baggage allowance for your China United Airlines flight will vary according to the class fare purchased. To find out your baggage allowance for your China United Airlines flight, please consult your travel itinerary. But as a guide, in most instances, passengers are entitled to 10kg of free carry-on.
A passenger's baggage allowance will vary according to the ticket fare and destinations. But in general, economy passengers will need to pre-purchase checked baggage - or purchase allowance (additional fees) at the airport. Checked baggage will have to fit within maximum dimensions of no more than 40cm x 60cm x 100cm.
Online check-in is only available for flights departing from Beijing Airport. This can be completed through the China United Airlines webpage. Note that sometimes the airline will close its online check-in function - when this happens, check-in will need to be undertaken at the airport.
For all other routes, online check-in is not currently available, and will need to be completed at the airport.
Passengers flying with China United Airlines are recommended to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to flight departure to make sure they have plenty of time to check-in for their flight. Check-in closes 40 minutes before departure.
The airline is a LCC, meaning services such as checked baggage and in-flight meals will have fees.
There is an in-flight magazine for entertainment, with on-board duty-free shopping available. On-board WiFi is not available.
Water (bottled) is available for free on flights. There is no complimentary meal. Depending on the route, a number of meal options are available for purchase. Passengers can bring their own snacks on-board. There are no special meal options available.
Seats are basic but comfortable, with padded headrests and armrests and drop-down trays. Seats are configured in a 3-3 formation.
Online seat selection is available for some flights on certain routes from Beijing Airport. This will be confirmed during the booking process.
The China United Airlines fleet includes 8 Boeing 737-700 and 29 737-800 aircraft. Previously, the airline operated 2 Tupolev T-154M aircraft.
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China United airlines was the only airline that used Beijing Nanyuan Airport as its hub. The airport is a military airbase that is also used as a secondary airport for the city of Beijing. Airlines that will operate out of Beijing Daxing include Xiongan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.
China United Airlines is not part of an airline alliance.
China United Airlines does not offer a frequent flyer program.
The following airlines operate similar routes to China United Airlines: