Passengers travelling on Air China-operated flights from Americas/Europe/Oceania to China via Beijing can request for baggage to be checked through to the final destination. To use this service, passengers must sign and tick the declaration on baggage tags during check-in to entrust Air China to open and inspect baggage at Beijing if reqired by the Customs. (This service is not available on Air China codeshare flights operated by other international airlines.)
Checked-through baggage is subject to customs spot checks. With the declaration of the passengers, Air China will help airport customs to open and inspect baggage on behalf of passengers if required. After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, passengers do not need to claim their baggage and can proceed directly through immigration. They can then wait for their connecting domestic flight in the transfer hall.
Passengers should not pack prohibited items in their checked baggage. Click here to view a list of items that are prohibited from carriage.
The baggage through check-in service is now available on 34 international routes that connect in Beijing, offering smoother links between 35 international cities and a number of Chinese destinations.
Americas: John F. Kennedy International Airport, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Montreal, Vancouver, Havana, Sao Paulo, Panama city, Newark.
Europe: Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, Paris, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, Geneva, Heathrow, Athens, Zurich, Moscow, Madrid, Budapest, Vienna, Barcelona, Warsaw, Minsk, Copenhagen.
Oceania: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland.
Asia and the Pacific: Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Sendai, Okinawa, Singapore, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Ulaanbaatar, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Karachi, Islamabad, Bangkok, Phuket , Chiang Mai, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Astana.
The baggage check through service is now available on some flights that connect at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. However, the service is unavailable on non-stop and direct flights to or from other destinations (Dalian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Tianjin) For more information about routes that allow baggage check through, please contact an Air China call centre or your local representative office.
To offer more convenience and comfort to passengers, Air China Limited has launched baggage through check-in service from international cities to domestic cities (I-D) via Beijing. To enjoy the full benefits of this service, eligible passengers are advised to be aware of the following:
I. It is your sole responsibility to ensure your checked baggage contains no item that requires Customs and Quarantine declaration.
II. Your baggage might be opened for inspection in Beijing. If you choose this service, you should sign and tick the declaration on baggage tags during check-in to entrust Air China staff to assist Beijing Customs in opening your baggage for inspection when required.