To expand its overseas tourist market, Sanya has been making efforts to open more international flights. In November, a total of eleven international and regional air routes were approved by the CAAC, and five more air routes are expected to open in December.
The eleven air routes that opened in November are operated by Capital Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and Malindo Air. They bring forty-six international and regional flights to Sanya weekly.The 11 new air routes are:

1. Sanya to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
2. Sanya to Penang, Malaysia;
3. Sanya to Bangkok, Thailand;
4. Sanya to Phuket, Thailand;
5. Sanya to Krabi, Thailand;
6. Sanya to Vientiane, Laos;
7. Sanya to Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
8. Sanya to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam;
9. Sanya to Da Nang, Vietnam;
10. Sanya to Nha Trang, Vietnam;
11. Sanya to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Currently, Sanya Phoenix International Airport runs regular international and regional air routes to Russia, Seoul, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taipei.