How much does it cost?
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.
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.
|From||To Zone 1||To Zone 2||To Zone 3||To Zone 4|
|Hong Kong SAR||USD 13 per kg||USD 20 per kg||USD 25 per kg||USD 45 per kg|
|Zone 1||USD 15 per kg||USD 20 per kg||USD 30 per kg||USD 45 per kg|
|Zone 2||USD 20 per kg||USD 35 per kg||USD 40 per kg||USD 45 per kg|
|Zone 3||USD 30 per kg||USD 40 per kg||USD 45 per kg||USD 65 per kg|
|Zone 4||USD 45 per kg||USD 45 per kg||USD 65 per kg||USD 65 per kg|
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).
|From||To Hong Kong SAR||To Zone 1*||To Zone 2||To Zone 3||To Zone 4||To Zone 5|
|Hong Kong SAR||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||USD400 per piece|
|Zone 1 *||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||USD400 per piece|
|Zone 2||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||USD440 per piece|
|Zone 3||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||USD480 per piece|
|Zone 4||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable||USD500 per piece|
|Zone 5||USD400 per piece||Refer to note1||USD300 per piece|
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.
South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Africa: South Africa
South West Pacific: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
We’re progressively shifting from a weight allowance to a piece allowance policy. If you’re planning to book one of our new Economy fares, you’ll be able to search for the baggage allowance from 28 September 2021.
Your baggage allowance is listed on your ticket itinerary and in Manage Booking.
Note: If your flight class was upgraded with Upgrade Bid, your baggage allowance is still based on your original ticket allowance.