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Travelling with animals

We look after your pets as if they were our own. Their safety and comfort is our first priority.
If you need information on travelling with service dogs, please visit the section on service animal.

If your pet is travelling as check-in baggage, the transportation fee is not covered by your free baggage allowance. Please refer to the below table to calculate the cost.

As not all countries accept pets travelling as check-in baggage, please contact your local reservations office to confirm your pet can travel this way.

Calculating costs

To calculate transportation costs, please select your Cathay Pacific flight route:

Note: For flights to and from New Zealand, your pet will need to travel in cargo. Please contact your local cargo office for more information and assistance.

Flight route charges by weight – for all locations except America (Zone 5)

Once you have established which zone your flight covers, please refer to the below table to calculate the cost of transporting your pet. This is determined by the total weight of the pet and its container.

Per kg To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4
From Hong Kong SAR USD 13 USD 20 USD 25 USD 45
From Zone 1 USD 15 USD 20 USD 30 USD 45
From Zone 2 USD 20 USD 35 USD 40 USD 45
From Zone 3 USD 30 USD 40 USD 45 USD 65
From Zone 4 USD 45 USD 45 USD 65 USD 65

Flight route charges by piece – for America (Zone 5)

Baggage charges for carriage of an accompanied pet will be assessed on the basis of total weight and size of the pet and its container.

The below table outlines charges for when the total weight and size of the pet and its container is within 23kg (50lbs) and 158 cm (62in).

Per piece To Hong Kong SAR To Zone 1* To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4 To Zone 5
From Hong Kong SAR Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable USD400
From Zone 1 * Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable USD400
From Zone 2 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable USD440
From Zone 3 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable USD480
From Zone 4 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable USD500
From Zone 5 USD400 Refer to note1 USD300

Note 1: There is an aircraft change for pets travelling to or transiting in Hong Kong SAR from these zones. Therefore, pets must be carried through cargo. Please contact your local cargo office for more information.

If the total weight/size of the pet and its container heavier than 23kg (50lbs) or larger than 158cm (62in), you may be charged additional fee.

Total weight and size of the pet and its container Additional charge
Overweight up to 32kg (70lbs), but below 158cm (62in) USD150 per piece
Oversize up to 203cm (80in), but below 23kg (50lbs) USD150 per piece
Up to 32kg (70lbs) and 203cm (80in) USD300 per piece

If the total weight of the pet and its container exceeds 32kg (70lbs), and/or the total dimension exceeds 203cm (80 in), you will be charged four times the extra baggage charge (per piece).

Fees are collected in the equivalent local currency.

Zone Information

Zone 1 - Asia regions and selected routes
Mainland China, Macao SAR, Taiwan China

Central/East Asia: Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (in Asia), South Korea

South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Selected routes: within Australia; within Malaysia; between Taiwan China and Japan/South Korea; between Thailand and Singapore; between United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
Zone 2 - South Asia
Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Zone 3 – Middle East
Bahrain, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Zone 4 – Europe, Africa, South West Pacific
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Africa: South Africa

South West Pacific: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
Zone 5 - America
Canada, Mexico, United States