Cheap Flights from China
Almost 20% of the world's population lives in China. With 1.4 billion potential travelers, the Chinese airline industry has grown to become one of the most competitive in the world. Today, travelers departing from China can choose from dozens of modern airports and airlines that provide fast, reliable and comfortable service to destinations around the world. With Skyscanner's month search tool Canadian travelers can find the cheapest flights from China in any thirty-day period, and with its everywhere search they can explore all of the available flights from any city in China.
Major Airports in China
China is home to hundreds of airports. Of these, seventy-five handle more than one million passengers annually. These are the three busiest airports in China; they serve a combined total of more than 220 million passengers each year.
- Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) - Beijing Capital International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world. It consists of three terminals, including the newly built Terminal 3 that is larger than all of the terminals at London's Heathrow Airport combined. Travelers flying out of Terminal 3 should arrive at the airport at least three hours before their domestic flight and four hours before their international flight.
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) - Shanghai Pudong International Airport consists of two terminals separated by a long walkway equipped with moving sidewalks. Terminal 1 is slightly dated and cramped while Terminal 2 is much more modern and spacious.
- Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the third-busiest airport in China. The airport has one terminal that is divided into three separate areas: Main Terminal, Area A and Area B. Check-in for all domestic and international flights happens in the Main Terminal area.
Airlines Flying from China
Major Airlines in China
- China Southern Airlines - In 2007, China Southern Airlines became the first Chinese airline to join an international airline alliance. Today it is a member of SkyTeam, and through its partnerships with airlines such as Delta, Aeroflot and AeroMexico it provides service to more than 200 destinations.
- China Eastern Airlines - Like China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance. It is best known for frequent, low-cost flights between Shanghai and other Chinese cities.
- Air China - Air China is the national airline of China. It offers the most reliable and most frequent departures from Chinese airports to major cities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Air China is a member of Star Alliance and has a partnership with Air Canada.
Low-Cost Airlines in China
- Spring Airlines - Spring Airlines is the largest low-cost airline based in China. It has a fleet of 70 airplanes that provide service to airports across China and the rest of Asia. Spring Airlines keeps costs low by reducing legroom on its flights; tall or heavyset passengers should strongly consider upgrading to Spring Plus class.
- China United Airlines - China United Airlines has a fleet of 34 airplanes that provide service to 20 domestic destinations. It is the only passenger airline to offer flights departing from Beijing's Nanyuan Airport (NAY).
- West Air - West Air is a relatively new low-cost carrier based in Chongqing. It serves more than 40 Chinese airports and recently introduced its first international route to Singapore.
Popular Flights from China
- Canada - There are several direct flights each day from Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong to major Canadian cities.
- Hong Kong - Hong Kong was a British colony from the 1800s until 1997, when it was handed back to China. It is a welcome escape to nature from China's other large urban centers.
- Dubai - China and the United Arab Emirates share close business ties, making flights between Shanghai and Dubai convenient and affordable. Skyscanner can help you find and reserve the perfect family-friendly hotel or luxury hotel in Dubai.
- Nha Trang - Looking for a quick beach escape from China? Nha Trang is the best-known resort destination in Vietnam. It offers white sand beaches, world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, and family-friendly theme parks.