Traveling with pet types : Dogs, cats and birds only
If you are traveling with pets, please apply through the reservation center in advance.
Please make sure to prepare the relevant documents thoroughly as there are documents required by each country when using international flights.

Eligible Pets for Transport

  • Type of Eligible Pets for Transport: Dogs, cats, pet birds
  • Number of Eligible Pets for Transport: Each passenger may bring 1 pet into the cabin and 2 pets as checked baggage

Eligible Pets for the Cabin

  • If the weight of the pet (including the cage) is 5 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
  • 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.
  • We can not provide food other than water during the flight.
  • The aisle seats are not available for passengers who want to travel with pet on board due to the lack of space under the seat.

If transported as checked baggage

  • If the pet's size exceeds the cabin baggage specifications
  • Pets are not allowed if the sum of the cage length, width, and height exceeds 246 cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 32 kg.
  • Baggage can not be checked on international flights.

Cage Conditions

  • You need to prepare the pet carrier in advance.
    You can buy a pet carrier for hand baggage at AIR BUSAN counter.Check the Hand baggage pet carrier fare
  • Cage must be equipped with a lock and the floor must be sealed.
  • The bottom should be covered by a towel, blanket or pad to absorb urine.
  • 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.)
  • 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)

Transport Restrictions

  • Please check in advance whether your destination allows pets.
  • 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 246 cm or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 32 kg.
  • 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 Pit Bull (All Breeds)
    • American Staffordshire Terriers and their crossbreeds
    • Staffordshire Bull Terriers and their crossbreeds
    • Rottweilers and their crossbreeds
  • Pets may be restricted from being transported as checked baggage during cold weather for the pet's health and safety.
  • Short-nosed dogs 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.
  • List of Short-nosed Dogs : Pug, Bulldog, Shih Tzu, etc.

How to apply for traveling with a pet

  • (Domestic / International flights) Items may be restricted for transport according to the country/region/aircraft. Therefore, make sure to contact the reservation center before traveling to confirm that your items can be transported.
    • Reservation Center : (In Korea) 166-3060 / In overseas regions +82-70-7997-3060
  • (International flights) Prepare the documents for the quarantine according to the confirmed quarantine preparations at the embassy of the relevant country/region.
    • When bringing pets to the Republic of Korea from overseas, please refer to the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency's website.Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency's website
    • Please be prepared in advance that there may be documents required separately by the government agency of the destination country.
      • If you are going to Japan, you need to obtain a quarantine certificate from the National Quarantine Service, which requires more than 14 days.
  • (International flights) On the day of departure, the Quarantine inspection certificate issued by Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency is required at the check-in counter.
  • (Domestic/International flights)On the day of departure, please fill out a pledge for transporting your pet.

Fees

  • When traveling with a pet, additional charges(including cage) will apply regardless of whether or not you have other baggage.
    • Domestic Flight : KRW 2,000 /kg
    • International Flight : According to the excess baggage rates for each routeCheck for excess baggage rates
      • ticket issuance date (~May 20, 2018) : According to the rules(kg) for each route
      • ticket issued from May 21, 2018 : According to the rules(1 piece) for each route
    • All charges are based on the one-way fare.
    • It is not included in the baggage allowance you purchased in advance.