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Traveling with pets

Traveling with pets

Eligible Pets for
Transport
  • Type of Eligible Pets for Transport: Dogs, cats, pet birds
  • Number of Eligible Pets for Transport: Each adult passenger may bring 1 pet into the cabin and 2 pets as checked baggage, Children are not allowed to travel with pets in the cabin. (only 1 bird per cage).
Eligible Pets
for the Cabin
  • If the weight of the pet (including the cage) is 7 kg or less
  • If the sum of three sides of the pet carrier is 115 cm or less and the maximum height of the cage is 21 cm or less. (Soft cases must be 26 cm or less and must be stowed under the seat.)
  • Each passenger can bring 1 pet in 1 cage into the cabin (or 2 puppies or 2 kittens under the age of 6 months - If a mother bird and her baby are a pair, they may also be brought together)
  • Pets must be kept in their cage for safety, and they are strictly prohibited from being taken out of their cage.
  • For First Class and Business Class seats, pet carriers cannot be placed under the seat in accordance with the seat structure and safety regulations and must be placed in another area with guidance from a flight attendant during taxi, take-off, and landing.
If transported
as checked baggage
  • If the pet's size exceeds the cabin baggage specifications
  • If the pet's weight (including the cage) is 45 kg or less, the sum of three sides of the cage is 285 cm or less, and height is 84 cm or less
  • The number of in-cabin or checked pets may be restricted or refused entry depending on the type of aircraft and route.
Cage Conditions
  • Must be equipped with a lock and the floor must be sealed.
  • Must have sufficient space for the pet to comfortably stand or move around.
  • For birds, the cage must be covered with a sheet so that the birds are not exposed during the flight.
  • The cage must be made of strong material such as metal, wood, or plastic.
  • If brought inside the cabin, the cage may be made of fabric or leather, but it must be able to maintain its shape by the frame.
  • 2 pets cannot be inside 1 cage.
    (However, 2 puppies or 2 kittens under the age of 6 months, or a pair of birds are exempt.)
Transport Restrictions
  • 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 comply with transportation standards.
  • Pets are not allowed if the sum of the cage length, width, and height exceeds 285 cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 45 kg.
    • * In certain countries and cities, a weight restriction of 32 kg or less may apply, or aircraft transport restrictions may apply regardless of weight or size.
  • Pets that are under 8 weeks old or given a stabilizer/sleep medicine cannot be transported.
  • Pregnant pets, foul smelling pets, ferocious dogs (attack dogs and other fierce animals), and birds of prey may not be transported.
  • Types of Prohibited Dogs
    • Tosa dogs and their crossbreeds
    • American Pitbull Terriers and their crossbreeds
    • American Staffordshire Terriers and their crossbreeds
    • Staffordshire Bull Terriers and their crossbreeds
    • Rottweilers and their crossbreeds
    • Mastiff and its mixed breed
    • Laika and its mixed breed
    • Ovtcharka and its mixed breed
    • Kangal and its mixed breed
    • Wolfdog and its mixed breed
    • American bully, Cane Corso and its mixed breed
  • Pets may be restricted from being transported as checked baggage during cold weather for the pet's health and safety.
  • Please understand that Air Busan codeshare flights are not directly operated by Asiana Airlines, and are thus unable to provide pet checking services.
  • Short-nosed Animal may not be transported as checked baggage between July 1 to September 30, as their health and safety are especially impacted by stress and intense heat.
Method
Passengers who are planning on air travel with a pet must read through the relevant procedures.
Pet Fare Table
When traveling with a pet, additional charges will apply regardless of whether or not you have other baggage.

List of Short-nosed Anamal

Dogs : Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Brussels Griffon, Shih Tzu, Spaniel (English Toy, Cavalier King Charles, Tibetan etc), Chihuahua, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Chow Chow, Pug, Pekingese, Shar pei etc.

Cats : Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian

Method

  • 01
    Receive approval for transport from the airline
    • If you come to the airport without approval for your pet, you will not be able to bring them as a carry-on or checked baggage.
    • Items may be restricted for transport according to the country/region/aircraft. Therefore, make sure to contact the reservation center before traveling
      (24 hours in advance on business days. Excludes weekends and holidays) to confirm that your items can be transported.
    * Reservation Center: In Korea: 1588-8000, The U.S: (1)-800-227-4262, China: (86)-400-650-8000, Japan: (81)-3-5812-6600)
    *In overseas regions without a reservation center, please contact the local branch.
  • 02
    Quarantine confirmation at the country/region (preparation of quarantine documents)
    • You may check whether your pet can be brought into the cabin as well as everything you need to prepare for quarantine at the embassy of the relevant country/region.
    • Prepare the documents for the quarantine according to the confirmed quarantine preparations.
    • When bringing pets to the Republic of Korea from overseas, please refer to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency's website. (http://www.qia.go.kr)
  • 03
    Arrive at the airport
    • Check the conditions for the pet cage and prepare according to regulations.
    • Arrive at the airport earlier as a pet procedure will be required.
  • 04
    Receive quarantine certificate
    • Submit the rabies vaccination certificate and medical report to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at the departure city airport to receive the quarantine certificate.
    • Please note that the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Gimpo Airport and Incheon Airport is open from 9:00 - 18:00. Passengers with an early morning or late night departure should plan accordingly when preparing for the quarantine certificate.
    *Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Gimpo Airport 02-2664-0601
    *Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency at Incheon Airport 032-740-2660~2
  • 05
    Pet Procedure
    • The pet is weighed, their eligibility for entering the cabin is confirmed, and transport fees are paid.
    • Pets are not included in the free baggage allowance. A separate fee must be paid regardless of your checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

Fees

Fees


Classification Segment Up to 32 kg
(including cage)
Between
32kg ~ 45kg
(including cage)
Non-U.S. Routes Korea Fukuoka/Weihai/Yantai/Dalian/Qingdao KRW 80,000
(USD 80)
KRW 160,000
(USD 160)
Korea
Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong
KRW 100,000
(USD 100)
KRW 200,000
(USD 200)
Other routes within Asia KRW 160,000
(USD 160)
KRW 320,000
(USD 320)
Asia Europe/Oceania
Europe Oceania
KRW 200,000
(USD 200)
KRW 400,000
(USD 400)
U.S. Routes Asia Saipan KRW 160,000
(USD 160)
KRW 320,000
(USD 320)
U.S. Departures/Arrivals
Saipan Europe/Oceania
KRW 200,000
(USD 200)
KRW 400,000
(USD 400)
  • Domestic Flight (fee/cage-included weight): KRW 20,000 (up to 7 kg), KRW 30,000 (8-32 kg), KRW 60,000 (33-45 kg)