Pet policies of Asian airlines.

On this page you'll find a table allowing you to compare the pet policies of various European airlines. Please, do not blindly rely on the information found in this table. Airlines can change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

Please read all the notes/footnotes carefully before using this table, they can contain additional and/or important information, explanations and clarifications. In order to obtain more information visit the corresponding web page of an airline in question.

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* Guide/Assistance dogs are accepted by almost all (but not all and not on every route) airlines free of charge.

* You must always make a reservation by telephone or online (some airlines require passengers to make a reservation exclusively by phone) and on the whole not later than 24-48 hours before departure.

* Max or total weight describes weight of pet + travel bag/carrier/container/kennel.

* Transportation fees will be lower on domestic flights of airlines, then goes traveling within a specific continent. Usually you'll have to pay more on intercontinental routes.

* Sometimes it's hard to determine even an approximate fee without knowing an exact route (as for Turkish Airlines).

* By airlines as pets are often understood only cats and dogs.

* Most airlines, not accepting animals as carry-on or checked in baggage, will accept them to be carried as cargo: then your pet has to be checked in through cargo terminal.

* Usually no more than 2 animals per flight are allowed.

* Charges listed are per one way only.

* If your pet is traveling as checked-in baggage and transfer time at an airport exceeds 2 hours, you're sometimes required to pay an additional fee for the animal’s care during this transfer.

* Some airlines require pets' reservations to be made not later than 24 hours after your booking or you'll have to face additional charges (Air Canada).

* Your pet container/carrier/bag/kennel is considered to be your personal item in your carry-on baggage allowance.

* Sometimes pets won't be allowed on flights lasting longer than a certain number of hours (Aeromexico: 6h).

* For passengers with pets curbside or self-service check-in is not allowed.

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Airline Registration: phone/page // not later than Pets in the passenger cabin Animals in the cargo hold Links to the airline's Pet Policy web page // to Flight Search
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Air Arabia Air Arabia Office Locator // ? Except for guide dogs animals aren't accepted for carriage. Air Arabia Conditions of Carriage
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Air Asia Air Asia Call Center Under standard policy pets / animals are not accepted on board. This also includes guide/assistance dogs (except on flights operated by i5 where guide/assistance dogs are permitted on board).
Air Asia Pets On Board
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Air Astana (1) Air Astana Reservation Offices or through [email protected] 30x47x27 cm or 29x43x26 cm for the E190 8 kg / 17 lb 2 * excess baggage fees (usually €15 or 17 per kg) IATA Regulations ? 32 2* excess baggage fees (usually €15 or 17 per kg) Air Astana Traveling with Pets
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Air China Air China Hotline Numbers// 24h Air China will not allow animals in the cabin except for service dogs. ? 158 cm / 62" Domestic 45 // International 32 if piece concept: $70/200 Air China Traveling with Pets
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Air India Air India Customer Support // ?48h 18x18x12” 5 kg domestic INR 250 per kilo //International excess baggage charges $100-200 ? 158 cm / 62" 32 kg domestic INR 250 per kilo //International excess baggage charges $100-200 Air India Flying with Pets
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Air Macau Air Macau Branch Offices // ?48h Animals are not allowed to travel in the passenger cabin. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage charges (2) Air Macau Pets Transportation
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All Nippon Airways All Nippon Airways Branch Offices // call only Animals are not allowed to travel in the cabin. 292 cm / 115" 45 kg /100 lb $50/250/400 or €40/200/300 All Nippon Airways Pet Travel
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Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines Branch Offices 115 cm; height hard: 21 cm, soft: 25 cm 5 kg $16-60 per kg, more info 246 cm, height 84 cm 32 kg $16-60 per kg, more info Asiana Airlines Traveling with Pets
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Bangkok Airways Bangkok Airways Contact Info // 24h Animals including assistance dogs are not allowed in the cabin. 80x45x65 // 100x60x75 cm 20 // 60 kg excess baggage fees $7-55 per kg Bangkok Airways Animals on Board
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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Offices Worldwide // 48h Animals with the exclusion of assistance dogs are not accepted in the cabin. 158 cm // 203 cm 23 kg // 32 kg $10-60 per kg / to Americas $300-460(3) Cathay Pacific Pet Travel
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Cebu Pacific Cebu Pacific Contact Info // ?48h With the exception of service dogs Cebu Pacific will transport animals such as dogs, cats and turtles only as air cargo. Cebu Pacific Conditions of Carriage
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China Airlines China Airlines Reservation Offices // ?48h Animals are not allowed into the passenger cabin. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage charges: weight(2) or piece ($ 85-225) concept. China Airlines Conditions of Carriage
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China Eastern Airlines China Eastern Airlines Contact Info China Eastern Airlines will not allow animals in the cabin except for service dogs. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage charges per kg China Eastern Airlines Pets On Board
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China Southern Airlines China Southern Airlines Book Flights // 72h China Southern Airlines does not allow animals in the cabin except for guide dogs. >5x15x20 cm & <40x60x100 cm 32 kg 1000CNY / ~$158 // to Nairobi x2 China Southern Airlines Pet Policy
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EL AL EL AL Worldwide Offices // ?48 40x40 x21 cm 8 kg $100 IATA Regulations

50 // 100 kg

> 100 kg: EL AL Cargo (03-9716679)

50 kg - $200 // 100 kg - $400 EL AL Carriage of Animals
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Emirates Airlines (4) Emirates Airlines Local Offices // ?48h Animals including assistance dogs are not allowed in the cabin. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage calculator ~€158 / $177 Emirates Airlines Pet Policy
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Etihad Airways Etihad Airways Offices Except for guide dogs and falcons no animals accepted for transportation in the cabin. All other pets are accepted only as manifested cargo and are not permitted within the aircraft cabin or checked baggage. Etihad Airways Pets Carriage
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EVA Airways EVA Airways Contact Info // 24h EVA Air does not accept any pets, excluding seeing eye/hearing aid dogs, to be carried in the cabin as unchecked baggage.  158 // 203 cm 32 kg from 2 x $115, more info EVA Airways Traveling with Pets
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Gulf Air Gulf Air Offices // ? Pets are not accepted as carry-on (in cabin) or checked baggage on any Gulf Air flight and must be booked to travel with Gulf Air Cargo, where they will be carried in the aircraft hold. Gulf Air Animals on Board
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Hainan Airlines Hainan Airlines Local Offices // 24h Animals with the exclusion of assistance dogs are not allowed in the cabin. 121x81x88 cm 32 kg $70/100/150 (5) Hainan Airlines Pet Transportation
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IndiGo IndiGo Reservation Offices // ?48h Except of guide dogs no pets are allowed in the cabin or in the cargo hold. IndiGo Conditions of Carriage
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Japan Airlines Japan Airlines Reservations ?48h Only certified Service Animals (guide, signal and assistance dogs) will be allowed to accompany their owner in the passenger cabin. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg $50/250/400 Japan Airlines Traveling with Pets
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Jazeera Airways Jazeera Airways Call Center Carriage of animals and birds are strictly prohibited on any operated by Jazeera Airways aircraft. Jazeera Airways Conditions of Carriage
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Jet Airways Jet Airways Contact Center // 48h Jet Airways allows Service Dogs accompanying a guest with a disability in the cabin on all Jet Airways operated International and Domestic flights at no extra cost. IATA Regulations ? 32 kg Domestic INR 5000 // excess baggage charges: weight(2) or piece(6) concept. Jet Airways Pet Travel
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Juneyao Airlines Juneyao Airlines Sale Offices // ? 90 / 115 cm ? 8 kg excess baggage fee (2) or CNY1000 or JPY17000 from Japan. IATA Regulations ? 32 kg excess baggage fee (2) or CNY1000 or JPY17000 from Japan. Juneyao Airlines Conditions of Carriage
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Korean Air Korean Air Service Centers // ?48h 115 cm / 45", height hard: < 20cm / 8", soft: < 26cm / 10" 5 kg $100/150/175/200 USD/CAD 246 cm / 97" 32 kg $100/150/175/200 USD/CAD Korean Air Flying with Pets
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Kuwait Airways Kuwait Airways Offices // 48h For flights to and from the U.S., service dogs are permitted in the aircraft cabin and can travel free of charge. The dog does not have to be placed in a pet carrier. IATA Regulations ? 32 kg per kg (2) Kuwait Airways Pets Transportation
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Mahan Air Mahan Air Reservation Offices // 24h Pets and other live animals can be carried as cargo or checked baggage only. IATA Regulations ? 32 kg excess baggage charges x2 for pets and x4 for birds Mahan Air Pet Policy
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Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines Contact Details // ?48h The carriage of domestic pets in the aircraft cabin is not permitted. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg per kg, min for 5 kg (2) Malaysia Airlines Carriage of Pets
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MIAT Mongolian Airlines MIAT Mongolian Airlines Branch Offices // ?48h 115 cm 5 kg €45-135 158 cm / 62" 32 kg from €45-135 MIAT Mongolian Airlines Travel with Pets
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Middle East Airlines Middle East Airlines Call Center // ? 48h 56x40cmx25 cm 3 kg // 10 kg $25/50/75 // $55/100/150 ? IATA Regulations 75 kg $300 Middle East Airlines Pet Travel
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Oman Air Oman Air Worldwide Offices Oman Air does will possibly permit carriage of service dogs and emotional/psychiatric support animals. IATA Regulations ? 32 kg excess baggage charges Oman Air Conditions of Carriage
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Pakistan International Airways Pakistan International Airways Contact Info Pets are not allowed into the passenger cabin. 35x23x40" ? 32 kg excess baggage charges $110 for a piece < 23 kg Pakistan International Airways Travel Info
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Philippine Airlines Philippine Airlines Regional Offices // 48h The carriage of domestic pets in the aircraft cabin is not permitted. 203 // >203 cm 10 // 23 // >23 kg $45-225 // *2 // *3; excess baggage fees Philippine Airlines Pet Travel
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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Local Offices // ? 48h With the exceptions of falcons and service dogs traveling on specific routes, no animals are allowed in the cabin. 245 cm 32 kg $100-1750 (7) Qatar Airways Pet Policy
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Royal Jordanian Airlines Royal Jordanian Airlines Service Center // 48h 40x50x26 cm 7 kg / 15 lb $110 and $200 to/from Australia 203 cm / 80" 32 kg / 70 lb // 45 kg // 45+ 2(8)* $110 or $200 to/from Australia Royal Jordanian Airlines Pet Travel
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Saudia Airlines Saudia Airlines Offices Worldwide // ?48h 52.5x32.5x40 cm / 21x13x16" 5 kg $130-150 ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg from $130 (for up to 5 kg) Saudia Airlines Pets Transport
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Shandong Airlines Shandong Airlines Official Site // ?48h Owned by Air China (see above), mainly operates domestic routes. Shandong Airlines Conditions of Carriage doc
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Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Contact Info // ?48h Except for service dogs animals are not accepted in the cabin of any class. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage charges (2) Shenzhen Airlines Traveling with Pets
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Sichuan Airlines Sichuan Airlines Contact Info // ?48h The animal, together with its container and food carried by passenger shall be carried as checked baggage and passenger will be obliged to pay the excess baggage fee. Except specially approved by CSC, animals will not be carried in the passenger cabin of the aircraft. excess baggage fee ~€140 Sichuan Airlines Baggage Policy
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Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines Contact Info // ?48h Except for service dogs animals are not accepted in the cabin of any class. height < 56 cm 32 kg no extra charges(9) or excess baggage charges(10) Singapore Airlines Pet Carriage
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SpiceJet SpiceJet International Offices // ?48h Except for guide dogs animals are accepted for carriage as air cargo and on the Boeing B737-800 and 900 series only. SpiceJet Animals Carriage
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Spring Airlines Hotline: (+86 21)95524 // ?48h Live pets such as little animals, domestic dogs, cats, birds and other household pets excluding guide dogs for the visually-impaired are not accepted. Spring Airlines Conditions of Carriage
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SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines Contact Info // ? Except for Service Animals "seeing-eye/hearing dogs" no other animals or pets can be accepted in the aircraft cabin. ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg excess baggage rates $10-65 per kg more info SriLankan Airlines Pet Travel
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Thai Airways International Thai Airways International Local Offices // 48h THAI can accept guide dogs for the blind and assistance dogs for the deaf in the cabin to some destinations free of charge. 54x27x33" to/from the US 40 kg / 32 kg to/from the US up to 10 kg $200 // 20 kg - $300 // 30 kg - $400 // 40 kg- $500 Thai Airways International Pet Travel
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Tigerair Tigerair Call Center // ? The carriage of live animals, including pets, insects, reptiles or any other form of livestock, both in the aircraft hold and cabin is strictly forbidden under any circumstances. Seeing Eye Dogs are accepted for travel on Domestic Flights within Australia. Tigerair Carriage of Animals
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Uzbekistan Airways Uzbekistan Airways Offices Worldwide // ? medium or small: ? 115 / 90 cm 8 kg ? $150 ? 158 cm / 62" ? 32 kg ? $150 Uzbekistan Airways Traveling with Pets
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Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines Worldwide // 24h Service animals are accepted free of charge, + as special offer on some routes (PETC): $50-200. ? 158 cm / 62" 32 kg $50-275 Vietnam Airlines Special Baggage
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Xiamen Airlines Xiamen Airlines Branch Offices // ?48h Other than special dog breeds such as seeing eye dog, hearing dog and search and rescue dog, Xiamen Airlines does not accept live pet animals to be transported as baggage. Xiamen Airlines Conditions of Carriage
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(1) Air Astana allows small cats, dogs, fish and turtles and tortoises (up to 8 kilos) to accompany passengers in the cabin. And now imagine a pet fish weighing 8 kilos :)

(2) The excess baggage charges, under the baggage weight concept, shall be assessed per kilogram at 1.5% of the highest normal direct adult one way economy class fare. The charges shall be based on the rate in effect on the date of issuance of the excess baggage ticket.

(3) If the total weight/size of the pet and its container heavier than 23kg (50lbs) or larger than 158cm (62in), the passenger may be charged additional fee: $100/200 and 2 times of the charge per piece for a container over 32kg/70lb and/or 203cm/80".

(4) For all itineraries terminating in Dubai, animals must be transported as cargo, due to UAE government regulations.

(5) Piece system: multiplied by 1, 2 or 3 depending on the carrier's size; if weight > 23 multiplied by 2.

(6) $70 for the 2nd piece and $ 200 for the 3rd piece onwards.

(7) Excess baggage rates for animal in hold, pdf document.

(8) Twice the amount of the normal excess baggage charges for one extra piece not exceeding 32 kg / 70 lb and the sum of the 3 dimensions not exceeding 203 cm or 80 inches. If the total dimensions exceed 203 cm or 80 inches or the weight of the kennel and the pet 32 kg / 70 lb: three times the normal excess baggage charges for the first 45 kg / 100 lb and for each additional 10 kg / 25 lb one additional excess baggage charge.

(9) If you're not exceeding free baggage allowance.

(10) Charges for excess baggage.

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