Established in 1984, Xiamen Airlines became the first airline company to operate as a modern enterprise in China. Its headquarter is located in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, on the southeast coast of China. In operating its flight service to 350 international and domestic routes, Xiamen Airlines offers three main types of cabin classes, which are Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class.
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Economy Class passengers can enjoy not only comfortable seats with spacious leg room, but also an in-flight entertainment system offering various contents, from music videos to movies, which are periodically updated. Since December 2005, Xiamen Airlines has also provided free WiFi on flights that serve five of its key routes, which include Xiamen – Sydney, Fuzhou – Sydney, Xiamen – Amsterdam, Xiamen – Beijing, and Fuzhou – Beijing.
All Economy Class passengers flying with Xiamen Airlines get to enjoy such refreshments as a bottle of Zishan water, a 250 ml Zhonglv Corn Milk (available on flights originating from Xiamen), a cup of Tieguanyin tea, or a cup of Nescafe coffee. Additionally, passengers can choose from Chinese and Western delicacies, from fried rice to pasta, as their main dining menu, which can be accompanied by a glass of juice or soft drink.
Each Business Class seat comes with an ottoman, allowing the seat to become a bed when fully reclined. Underneath the ottoman is a storage compartment that can be used to store laptop, shoes, or others. During the flight, passengers can enjoy an in-flight entertainment with noise canceling headphones. A pair of slippers, a hot towel and an amenity kit by Crabtree & Evelyn, consisting of earplugs, an eye mask, a comb, a toothbrush and toothpaste, lip balm, lotion, and an iPhone pouch, are also provided for Business Class passengers. The Business Class cabin also offers free WiFi for all its passengers.
Before departure, Business Class passengers will be served with refreshments. Among the selections are champagne, fruit tea, Huiyuan Orange Juice, Zishan Tomato Juice, Ganten Purified Water, Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea, Lapsang Souchong Tea, Nescafe, Yanjing Beer, and Chivas. They also may enjoy these beverages with their meal. The menu varies from Chinese to Western cuisines, from Seafood Wu Mu Noodle and American Ginseng Chicken Soup, to Stir Fries Lobster Tail with Vegetables and Rice. All meals are served on porcelain dinnerware designed by international designer Venia Giota.
With just one row seat in a 1-2-1 configuration, Xiamen Airlines’ First Class cabin is quite intimate. All seats are fully flat and feature direct aisle access. The seat’s controls are located on the left armrest, while the right side of the seat is a big open storage area equipped with entertainment controls, USB outlets, headphone jack, and headphones. There is also an 110V outlet on the front right of the seat. Each passenger will get an amenity kit by Crabtree & Evelyn, as well as a blanket, a pair of slippers, and a hot towel. Meanwhile, passengers traveling on a long haul flight will receive a set of pajamas as an additional facilities.
Similar with Business Class, the in-flight meal in First Class also varies from Chinese to Western Cuisines but with different menus. Some of them are Duck Soup with Anoectochilus Formosanus, Braised Beef Short Ribs with Scallion, Vegetables, and Rice, and Baked Cod with Garlic Butter, Vegetables, and Spaghetti. Passengers will be also served with a great selection of wine, such as Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Three Steps Chardonnay 2013, and Wolfberger Edelzwicker 2013.
Xiamen Airlines has designed a special frequent flyer program called Egret Club, which provides its most valuable passengers with many benefits. The airline cooperates with various well known brands to offer its Egret Club members diverse mile-earning opportunities and award redemption choices. An Egret Club member can earn miles by flying with Xiamen Airlines or SkyTeam partner airlines, accumulate them and redeem them for award tickets, award upgrades, and exquisite products from Xiamen Airlines’ online mart, etc. Egret Club has two membership tier levels, which are Silver and Gold. There is also an Egret Junior Card program that is designed for children and young travelers between the ages of 2 and 23 years old.
As one of its ground services, Xiamen Airlines provides First Class lounge near Gate 3 in the departure hall at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. The First Class lounge is furnished with TV sets, telephones, newspapers, and magazines. It also offers a buffet of fresh fruits, pastries,beverages and snacks. However, this airport lounge facility is only available for Xiamen Airlines First Class passengers and Xiamen Airlines VIP cardholders flying with Xiamen Airlines.
Xiamen Airlines female flight attendants wear a bright blue, knee-length straight dress with three-quarter sleeves, blending classic yet modern shapes with comfort and style. A dark blue wide belt gives the uniform a better shape and a stylish black beret completes the look. Inspired by the airline’s own color palette, the uniform features a fresh, classic look dominated by different shades of blue, from light blue to royal and dark blue. Meanwhile, the male flight attendants wear classic three-piece suits in blue, consistent with the visual identity of the airline.
Max. 5 kg (Dimension: 20 × 40 × 55 cm)
Max. 20 kg (Dimension: 40 x 60 x 100 cm)
Max. 30 kg (Dimension: 40 × 60 × 100 cm)
2 pcs (max. 5 kg/pc) (Dimension: 20 × 40 × 55 cm)
Max. 40 kg (Dimension: 40 × 60 × 100 cm)
Please find the check-in time for all Xiamen Airlines flights on the table below. Check-in time may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline. Please check your e-ticket to ensure.
Recommended Check-in Time
Check-in Time Limit
1 hour before departure
40 minutes before departure
2 hours before departure
1 hour before departure
Online check-in is also available for Xiamen Airlines flights. Please follow the steps below.
In general, refunds are permitted for personal reasons (self-cancellation, sickness, pregnancy, or death of a passenger), cancellation/rescheduling by the airline, force majeure, or double booking. However, different airlines have different policies regarding acceptable refund reasons. Please visit Xiamen Airlines Refund Policy for a complete information on refund.
You can easily change your flight schedule and itinerary using Easy Reschedule. Some airlines allow changes to date, time, route, and airline, while some only allow changes to date and time.
Please refer to Xiamen Airlines Reschedule Terms & Conditions to find the complete guide to rescheduling your flight. If your flight is not eligible for Easy Reschedule, please contact Xiamen Airlines directly to reschedule.
Xiamen Airlines (IATA code: MF) is the first airline company to operate as a modern enterprise in China. Established in 1984, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights out of its hubs, which include Xiamen International Airport, Fuzhou Changle International, Airport, and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. Xiamen Airlines is also known for its all-Boeing fleet. By February 2017, the fleet was composed of 148 aircraft, and is one of the youngest fleets in the world. After 33 years since the airline was first established, Xiamen Airlines has become the most featured airline company in China. President Xi Jinping even referred to the airline as “the epitome of Chinese aviation industry development”. In operating its flight service, Xiamen Airlines offers three types of cabin classes, which are Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class. All cabin classes have in-flight entertainment system to make trips more enjoyable for passengers. The airline also serves beverages as well as menus from Chinese to Western delicacies to all its passengers. Meanwhile, Business and First Class passengers receive additional facilities, such as an amenity kit by Crabtree & Evelyn, which consists of earplugs, an eye mask, a comb, a toothbrush and toothpaste, lip balm, and lotion, and an iPhone pouch. First Class passengers traveling on a long-haul flight will also get a set of pajamas. Each Economy Class passenger gets to bring up to 23 kg of checked baggage, while the Business and First Class passengers are entitled to 32 kg of baggage. All passengers can also carry a cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 5 kg and a maximum measurement of 55 x 35 x 25 cm. First Class passengers, however, are allowed to carry two pieces of cabin baggage onboard. Check-in begins no later than 90 minutes before the scheduled flight departure as stated on the passenger ticket. The check-in counter will be closed 30 minutes before flight departure. Xiamen Airlines has also designed a special Frequent Flyer Program called Egret Club for its most valuable passengers. The airline cooperates with various well-known brands to offer its Egret Club members diverse mile-earning opportunities and award redemption choices. An Egret Club member can earn miles by flying with Xiamen Airlines or SkyTeam partner airlines. Accumulated miles can be redeemed for award tickets, award upgrades, and exquisite products from Xiamen Airlines online mart and others. Egret Club has two membership tier levels, which are Silver and Gold. There is also an Egret Junior Card program that is designed for children and young travelers between the ages of 2 and 23 years old.
Founded in 1984, Xiamen Airlines is a international airline based in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China. Fifty-five percent of the airline’s shares is owned by China Southern Airlines, 34% by Xiamen Construction and Development Group, and 11% by Fujian Investment & Development Group. On the other hand, Xiamen Airlines itself holds a 99.23% stake in Hebei Airlines and 60% stake in Jiangxi Airlines. Xiamen Airlines has the longest continuous record of operating profit among any non government-owned airline companies and is the only company in China to experience 30 consecutive profitable years. With a total asset of RMB 40 billion, net asset of RMB 16 billion, and an asset to debt ratio of 60%, Xiamen Airlines ranks first among Chinese companies. In 2015 alone, the airline concluded the year with a 22.77 million passengers and a profit of CNY 1,800 million. For years, Xiamen Airlines has always prioritized safety assurance and service improvement. This dedication has helped Xiamen Airlines accumulate over 3.5 million safe flying hours and be named the Best Airline Company by Chinese passengers for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. There are still many awards that Xiamen Airlines has achieved. On March 2016, Xiamen Airlines was honored with the second Chinese Quality Award, becoming the first service enterprise to obtain the honor, and the only airline company to win an award among Chinese civil airlines. In 2013, the airline received an award of National Safety Cup Competition Winner by All China Federation of Trade Unions. The airline also achieved a Recognition of Dedication to the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program from International Air Transport Association (IATA). On 17 November 2011, Xiamen Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the airline alliance SkyTeam. A year later, the airline was officially welcomed as the 19th member of SkyTeam. This allows Xiamen Airlines to expand its network. The company operates 350 international and domestic routes, covering China and beyond with a network that extends throughout Southeast and Northeast Asia. As for international flights, Xiamen Airlines has opened routes to Melbourne, Vancouver, and Seattle. Thanks to its alliance with SkyTeam, now Xiamen Airlines has offered full coverage across Europe, North America, and Oceania. Xiamen Airlines also has codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, KLM, Korean Air, Malaysian Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, and Philippine Airlines. In order to complete the mission of “Touching the heart of customers, offering opportunity to employees and paying back society”, Xiamen Airlines will keep transforming and innovating, as well as extending its air travel service chain, expanding its customer group, constructing its regional hubs and network, and accelerating its intercontinental airline network coverage. All those efforts also have an aim, which is to forge an international, networked, and modernized airline group that can provide customers with amazing travel experiences. Today, Xiamen Airlines operates 646 flight frequencies per day using 83 aircraft, which consist of 77 units of Boeing B737 and six units of Boeing B757. Annually, the airline’s passengers have reached 18.5 million, with an operating revenue of RMB 16.1 million.