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How much does it cost?

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

If your pet is travelling as check-in baggage, the transportation fee is not covered by your free baggage allowance.

Pets travelling as check-in baggage is only available on Cathay Pacific direct flights departing from Hong Kong.

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

Calculating costs

To calculate transportation costs:

  • Check if your flight route will measure bags by piece (PC) or weight (K) in your ticket itinerary
  • Refer to the table below to calculate the transportation costs

Your flight route measures bags by weight (K)

Flight route charges by weight

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

Your flight route measures bags by piece (PC)

Note: For flights to 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 piece

Baggage charges for carriage of an accompanied pet will be assessed based on the 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 Zone 1 To Zone 2/3 To Zone 4 To Zone 5/6
Hong Kong SAR USD 200 per piece USD 260 per piece USD 300 per piece USD 400 per piece

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

For a pet and its container weighing between 23kg (50lbs) to 32kg (70lbs) and below 158cm (62in) in size.

Additional charge per piece To Zone 1 To Zone 2/3 To Zone 4 To Zone 5/6
From Hong Kong SAR USD 60 USD 100 USD 130 USD 150

For the pet and its container up to 203cm (80in), and below 23kg (50lbs), additional charge of USD200 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

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

Zone 5

North America: Canada, Mexico, United States

Zone 6

Central and South America: Brazil, Chile, Peru