Shanghai Daily reported that Yan Linkun, his wife and two sons missed their 11am flight to the southern Guangdong city of Shenzhen on February 5.
The family was put on another flight at 1pm the following day, only to miss that one after they went for breakfast and didn't hear the boarding announcement.
Airport surveillance video shows Yan's reaction to the news that he and his family had missed the second flight.
Yan is seen in the video pushing against the gate's glass door, slapping his hand on the counter and yelling as he grabs a computer keyboard and hurls it at the screens.
Yan continues to throw equipment at the counter, and at one point tries to kick down the gate door. Seemingly immobilized airport security personnel and a growing crowd is seen watching the rampage.