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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.

Find out about charges

Choose your flight route to see how much transporting your pets will cost.

There are exceptions for flights to and from the Americas and New Zealand.

Extra baggage charges will increase for tickets issued from 1 February 2018 for travel on or after 1 May 2018.

Please note: Extra baggage charges are calculated based on the start date of the journey

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

Your flight route charges 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 charges will be on the basis of total weight of the pet and its container.
Per kg To Hong Kong SAR To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4
From Hong Kong SAR - USD 12 USD 17 USD 22 USD 40
From Zone 1 USD 12 USD 13 USD 17 USD 28 USD 40
From Zone 2 USD 17 USD 17 USD 33 USD 35 USD 40
From Zone 3 USD 22 USD 28 USD 35 USD 40 USD 60
From Zone 4 USD 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 60 USD 60

Please note:
We will not accept a pet and its container combined that is over 32 kg (70 lbs) in weight or 203 cm (80 in) in total dimension without prior approval. See Container dimensions for details.

As not all countries accept pets as check-in baggage, we kindly request customers to contact their local reservations office to confirm if a pet can be accepted on board as check-in baggage.’

To avoid disappointment, please contact your local reservation office at least 3 working days before you fly if your pet and container combined exceeds the size and/or weight.

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
There are exceptions for flights to and from the Americas and New Zealand.
Extra baggage charges will increase for tickets issued from 1 February 2018 for travel on or after 1 May 2018.
Please note: the extra baggage charge information listed here is for Cathay Pacific flights only. If you’re travelling a codeshare flight or a flight operated by another airline.

Your flight route charges 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 charges will be on the basis of total weight of the pet and its container.
Per kg To Hong Kong SAR To Zone 1 To Zone 2 To Zone 3 To Zone 4
From Hong Kong SAR Not applicable USD 10 USD 15 USD 20 USD 35
From Zone 1 USD 10 USD 12 USD 15 USD 25 USD 35
From Zone 2 USD 15 USD 15 USD 30 USD 32 USD 35
From Zone 3
USD 20 USD 25 USD 32 USD 35 USD 60
From Zone 4 USD 35 USD 35 USD 35 USD 60 USD 60

Please note:
We will not accept a pet and its container combined that is over 32 kg (70 lbs) in weight or 203 cm (80 in) in total dimension without prior approval. See Container dimensions for details.

As not all countries accept pets as check-in baggage, we kindly request customers to contact their local reservations office to confirm if a pet can be accepted on board as check-in baggage.’

To avoid disappointment, please contact your local reservation office at least 3 working days before you fly if your pet and container combined exceeds the size and/or weight.

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