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Extra baggage charges

Checking your baggage allowance

You can check your baggage allowance by asking our chatbot, logging into Manage Booking or by checking your ticket itinerary.

Ticket itinerary
Your baggage allowance is measured either by piece (PC) or weight (K). You can find these details in your itinerary under baggage.
For example, 2PC = 2 piece allowance and 23K = 23kg weight allowance.

Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific flights only. If you’re travelling on a codeshare flight or a flight operated by another airline, please check carrier rules

Your flight route measures bags by weight

Take a look at the table below to work out which flight zones your flight covers. Then you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per kilogram.

Zone 1

Chinese Mainland, 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:
  • 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

South West Pacific: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Africa: South Africa
Per kg From/to Hong Kong SAR From/to Zone 1 From/to Zone 2 From/to Zone 3 From/to Zone 4
From/to Hong Kong SAR - USD 13 USD 20 USD 25 USD 45
From/to Zone 1 USD 13 USD 15 USD 20 USD 30 USD 45
From/to Zone 2 USD 20 USD 20 USD 35 USD 40 USD 45
From/to Zone 3 USD 25 USD 30 USD 40 USD 45 USD 65
From/to Zone 4 USD 45 USD 45 USD 45 USD 65 USD 65

If your bags are within the weight allowance, but you have an extra piece, you can work out how much your extra bag charge will be per piece.

Per piece From/to Hong Kong SAR From/to Zone 1 From/to Zone 2 From/to Zone 3 From/to Zone 4
From/to Hong Kong SAR - USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 1 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 2 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 3 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 30 USD 60
From/to Zone 4 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60

Please note: We will not accept a bag over 32kg / 70lbs in weight or 203cm / 80in long in total dimension without prior approval. Your bag’s total dimension is the sum of its width, height and length.

Items that exceed the agreed size must be repacked into split-up units, otherwise they will not be accepted on the flight. To avoid disappointment, please contact our Customer Care at least 3 working days before you fly if your bag is oversized and/or overweight.

Special arrangements can be made for sporting equipment, musical instruments, travelling with pets, mobility aids, medical equipment and diplomatic baggage.

Fees are collected in the equivalent local currency.

  • If your ticketed baggage allowance is by weight (kg), simply subtract the weight of your free luggage allowance from the weight of your bag. The remaining difference will be charged per kilogram. If you’re travelling with multiple bags, their combined weight makes up your baggage allowance.
  • Any single bag weighing more than 32kg / 70lbs has to be split into lighter units. The extra weight will be charged by the kilogram.

Please contact our Customer Care at least 3 working days if your bag cannot be split and you need to travel with a bag this large.

Purchasing your extra allowance

At the airport

At the airport

Visit our Cathay Pacific service desk and speak to a member of our customer service team. We accept payment by credit card or cash in the local currency.

Prepaid Extra Baggage

Enjoy a discount of up to 10% when you purchase your extra baggage at least 24 hours before departure.

Find out more