Ruili Airlines (DR, Kunming Changshui) officially inaugurated operations on Sunday, May 18, with the launch of a double-daily Kunming Changshui to Luxi service using one of its two B737-700s.

According to social media sources, other current destinations include Chengdu, Wenzhou, Hefei and Nanchang, though Xi'an Xianyang, Hohhot, Dalian, Hangzhou, Lijiang, and Jinghong will be added in the medium term. In the longterm, Ruili also plans to open up routes to Beijing Capital, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

International services also under consideration include Chengdu, Kunming and Luxi to Bangkok, Mandalay Int'l and Phnom Penh.