Shandong Airlines

Shandong Airlines Co,.Ltd. (Chinese: 山东航空; pinyin: Shāndōng Hángkōng; nicknamed SDA or 山航; Shānháng) is an airline based in the Shandong Airlines Center (山东航空大厦; Shāndōng Hángkōng Dàshà) in Jinan, Shandong.[1][2] The Chinese carrier operates a sizable domestic network from Jinan, Qingdao and Yantai to major cities across China, together with an international network to regional Asian destinations. The airline's two largest shareholders are Shandong Aviation Group with a 42% controlling stake and Air China, a strategic partner, holding 22.8% of the airlines shares.[3]

Shandong Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded12 March 1994; 29 years ago (1994-03-12)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programPhoenix Miles
Fleet size127
Parent companyAir China (22.8%)
HeadquartersShandong Airlines Center, Second Ring Road East No. 5746, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong
Key peopleXu Chuanyu (President)

Shandong Airlines was established on 12 March 1994 and started operations in September of the same year. In September 1997 it became a founding member of the New Star (Xinxing) Aviation Alliance together with five other Chinese provincial airlines. The purpose of the alliance was to improve finances and deter takeover from larger competitors.[4] The airline's first of many new international services commenced on 8 June 2004 connecting Jinan to Singapore.[5]

On 21 April 2014, Shandong Airlines committed to order 50 Boeing 737s, including 16 Next-Generation 737s and 34 737 MAXes.[6][7]


As of July 2020, Shandong Airlines operates flights to the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Cambodia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh International Airport
Siem Reap Siem Reap International Airport
China Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport
Changchun Changchun Longjia International Airport
Changsha Changsha Huanghua International Airport
Chengdu Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Dalian Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
Dongsheng Ordos Ejin Horo Airport
Fuzhou Fuzhou Changle International Airport
Guangzhou Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Guilin Guilin Liangjiang International Airport
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport
Haikou Haikou Meilan International Airport
Hangzhou Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Harbin Harbin Taiping International Airport
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport
Hohhot Hohhot Baita International Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport [8]
Karamay Karamay Airport
Jinan Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport Hub
Jining Jining Qufu Airport
Kashgar Kashgar Airport
Kunming Kunming Changshui International Airport
Lanzhou Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport
Linyi Linyi Qiyang Airport
Luoyang Luoyang Beijiao Airport
Nanchang Nanchang Changbei International Airport
Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Qingdao Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport Hub
Qingdao Liuting International Airport Airport Closed
Quzhou Quzhou Airport
Shanghai Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Shenzhen Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Taiyuan Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Ürümqi Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport
Wenzhou Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Wuhan Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Wuyishan Wuyishan Airport
Xi'an Xi'an Xianyang International Airport
Xiamen Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xining Xining Caojiabao International Airport
Yantai Yantai Penglai International Airport Hub
Yinchuan Yinchuan Hedong International Airport
Zhengzhou Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
Zhuhai Zhuhai Jinwan Airport
India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport [9]
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport [10]
Japan Osaka Kansai International Airport
Tokyo Haneda Airport [11]
Narita International Airport
Singapore Singapore Changi Airport Terminated [12]
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport
Taiwan Hualien Hualien Airport Terminated [13][14]
Taichung Taichung International Airport Terminated [13][14]
Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai International Airport
Phuket Phuket International Airport

Codeshare agreementsEdit

Shandong Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[15]


Current fleetEdit

A Shandong Airlines Boeing 737-800

As of May 2022, Shandong Airlines operates the following aircraft:[16][17][18]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-700 3 8 119 127
Boeing 737-800 124 8 159 167
Boeing 737 MAX 8 7 23 8 168 176
COMAC ARJ21-700 10[19][unreliable source?][20] TBA
Total 134 33

Former fleetEdit

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-300 16 1996 2014
Boeing 737-800 4 2007 2018
Bombardier CRJ200 12 2000 2016
Bombardier CRJ700 2 2003 2017
Saab 340B 3 1998 2005


  1. ^ "About SDA Archived 2012-01-05 at the Wayback Machine." Shandong Airlines. Retrieved on December 19, 2011. "Address: Shandong Airlines Centre, 5746 – East 2nd Ring Road, Jinan, Shandong, PR China."
  2. ^ 山航简介. Shandong Airlines. Archived from the original on 2011-12-29. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 地址:济南市二环东路5746号山东航空大厦
  3. ^ "Shandong Airlines Review". Destination Travel. Retrieved 28 April 2018
  4. ^ "Chinese independents co-operate to form defensive alliance". Flight Global. Published 17 September 1997
  5. ^ "Shandong Airlines Launches Jinan-Singapore Flight". China Internet Information Center. Retrieved 28 April 2018
  6. ^ "Shandong Airlines Commitment to Purchase 50 Boeing 737s (737-800/737 MAX)". Shandong Weekly.
  7. ^ "Boeing Statement on Shandong Airlines Commitment to Purchase 50 737s" (Press release). The Boeing Company.
  8. ^ "Shandong Airlines schedules Jinan – Hong Kong Jan 2018 launch". routesonline. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Shandong Airlines Adds India Service from mid-Nov 2015". Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  10. ^ "SHANDONG AIRLINES ADDS JAKARTA SERVICE IN MID-NOV 2022". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Shandong Airlines Adds Tokyo Haneda Debut in Aug 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  12. ^ "MAINLAND CHINESE CARRIERS AUG - OCT 2022 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - 07AUG22". Aeroroutes. 8 August 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  13. ^ a b "Shandong Airlines resumes Hualien/Taichung service from July 2019". Airlineroute. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Shandong Airlines discontinues 2 routes to Taiwan in Aug 2019 | Routes".
  15. ^ "Profile on Shandong Airlines". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  16. ^ "". 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  17. ^ B-1226飞机加盟山航 助力新开四条航线线. 2018-04-08.
  18. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 11.
  19. ^ "ARJ21 Regional Jet Aircraft, China". 2013-08-17.
  20. ^ "COMAC ARJ21 Production List". Retrieved 2013-08-17.

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