Passengers intending to travel with pets should check the following useful information on items to be checked in advance, application for services and pets. Pets include dogs other than seeing eye dogs, birds and cats. Other animals like goldfish and turtles cannot be transported by passenger planes, and must be transported by cargo carriers.

Carriable Animals
  • Types of Carriable Animals: Limited to dogs, cats and birds
  • Number of Carriable Animals: Each adult passenger may bring one pet aboard the aircraft as carry-on baggage or up to two pets as checked baggage (restrictions may apply). Please note that a pair of birds in a single cage may be permitted.
For carry
  • When the weight of the pet (including the cage) is less than 7 kg
  • Allowed when the sum of width, depth and height of the cage is less than 115cm and the height is 21cm or shorter
    (soft cases are allowed up to 26 cm)
  • One cage per passenger, one pet per cage only (Exceptions: two puppies under six months, two kittens under six months, a mother and a baby pet and a pair of birds)
  • Pets should be kept in cages and should not be taken out during a flight for safety purposes.
When carrying as checked baggage
  • When pet including cage is bigger than the dimensions of the carry-on baggage
  • Allowed when the weight of a pet including the cage does not exceed 32kg, the sum of the width, depth and height of the cage is 246cm and the height is less than 84cm
  • The number of in-cabin or checked pets may be restricted or refused entry depending on the type of aircraft and routes.
※ Pets and cage specifications permitted starting April 1, 2017
  • Allowed weight : Within 45kg including cage
  • Allowed dimensions : Within 285cm for the total sum of the cage length, width, and height, with a maximum height of 84cm.
  • Pets exceeding the allowed limits may not be received as consigned live creatures and animals.
Preparation of the Carrier
  • The carrier shall have a lock, and the bottom shall be sealed.
  • The carrier shall have sufficient space for the pet to comfortably stand and move.
  • Two pets shall not be put in a single carrier.
    (Exceptions: two puppies under six months, two kittens under six months, a pair of birds)
  • When carrying birds, the carriage shall be covered with cloth so that the birds cannot be seen.
  • Pet carriers or crates must be made of hard, solid materials, such as metal, wood or plastic.
  • Pet carriers made of cloth or leather materials may be permitted aboard the aircraft, but must be supported by a frame that allows the carrier to retain its original shape.
When carrying of animals is restricted
  • Pets are not allowed when restricted by the relevant laws and regulations of the destination city or country.
  • Pets are not allowed if their number exceeds the allowable count for the aircraft.
  • Pets are not allowed if the cage does not fulfill the transportation standards.
  • Pets are not allowed if the sum of the cage length, width, and height exceeds 246cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 32kg.
    ※ Starting April 1, 2017, pets will not be allowed if the sum of the cage length, width, and height exceeds 285cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 45kg.
  • Pets under 8 weeks or that have taken sedatives and sleeping pills cannot be transported.
  • Pets that are pregnant, have odor problems or are Vicious dogs, raptors cannot be transported.
  • Restricted Dog Breeds
    • - Tosas and Tosa cross-breeds
    • - American Pit Bull Terriers and terrier cross-breeds
    • - American Staffordshire Terriers and terrier cross-breeds
    • - Staffordshire Bull Terriers and terrier cross-breeds
    • - Rottweilers and Rottweiler cross-breeds
  • Transportation of pets as checked baggage may be restricted in cold weather for the health and safety of pets.
  • Codeshare flights operated by Air Busan are not operated by Asiana Airlines. Please understand that pets cannot be transported as checked baggage on codeshare flights.
  • The health and safety of short-nosed dogs can be affected when they are exposed to stresses and hot weather. Transportation of short-nosed dogs as checked baggage is restricted from July 1 to September 30.
    • List of Short-Nosed Dogs (Pugs, Bulldogs and Shih Tzus)Affenpinscher, American Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cavalier King, Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chowchow, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Presa Canario, Pug, Sharpei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, Valley Bulldog
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