Animals and birds shall be accepted for carriage by air upon prior agreement with the Carrier, and shall be carried in the luggage compartment of the aircraft. At the time of booking the carriage, the passenger shall inform the air carrier of the number of animals and birds to be carried.

When arranging the carriage of animals/birds, the passenger must provide the carrier with a veterinary certificate issued by a competent government agency and other documents required by the veterinary authorities of the country of destination.

Animals and birds shall be accepted for carriage on the condition that the passenger/consignor assumes all responsibility for the consequences that may arise during carriage.

Pets (birds) when transported by air must be placed in a strong container (cage), which provides the necessary comfort during transportation, with air access and a reliable lock (latch).

Requirements for containers (cages) for transportation:

  • The bottom of the container (cage) should be tight, watertight, covered with absorbent material, and have a sufficient number of breathing holes.
  • The container (cage) must prevent spillage of absorbent material.
  • The bird cage should be covered with a dense, light-tight cloth.
  • The container (cage) should be easily identifiable from other luggage.
  • It must be large enough for the animal and locked so that the animal cannot open it during flight at any time.
  • It must be large enough for the animal to stand in a natural position, turn around and lie down.
  • It must contain enough food and water for the duration of the trip.
  • It must ensure that the pet is kept in a clean, secure location, and protected from unauthorized access.

The passenger shall be responsible for complying with all requirements of the air carrier and shall reimburse the air carrier for losses and additional costs incurred by the air carrier in transporting the animals/birds.

In the luggage compartment where animals/birds will be transported, no luggage or cargo containing foodstuffs may be transported, as there is a risk of contamination of the latter.

Two cats or two dogs of the same origin may be carried in the same container if the total weight does not exceed 8 kg. In this case, it will be considered as 1 (one) pet.

Pregnant animals must not be transported unless it is confirmed by a veterinary certificate that the animal is fit to travel.

The airline reserves the right to refuse to carry animals for volume reasons.

Free luggage allowance shall not apply to the carriage of animals and birds. The fee for carriage of an animal shall be charged without taking into account the passenger's free luggage allowance. The animal shall be weighed together with the container (cage).

 

AIR TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS/BIRDS IN DELHI, INDIA

 

To transport animals to the Republic of India, the passenger must independently prepare and have the following documents at check-in:

  • Provisional NOC Animal Import Permit Certificate.

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  • Certificate of vaccination
  • Veterinary certificate

 

Without the above documents, the airline will not accept the animal for transportation on this route.

The NOC should be submitted well in advance of the flight as it takes time to obtain the certificate.

You can get vaccinations and veterinary certificates from your veterinarian. After completing all the required documents, you need to get the confirmation of the airline for the transportation of the animal. This confirmation can be requested at the head office of the airline or at any agency in the city that sells tickets for the flights of the Airline.

The cost of transporting a pet to the Republic of India is 14 US dollars per 1 kilogram.

The pet will be weighed with its cage at the time of registration.

Requirements for containers (cages) for transportation:

  • The bottom of the container (cage) must be airtight, waterproof, covered with absorbent material and have a sufficient number of breathable holes.
  • The container (cage) must prevent spillage of the absorbent material.
  • The bird cage must be covered with a thick, opaque cloth.
  • Must be easily distinguishable from other baggage.
  • Must be large enough for the animal and be locked in such a way that the animal cannot open during the flight at any time.
  • Should be large enough for the animal to stand in a natural position, turn around and lie down.
  • There must be enough food and water throughout the trip.
  • Make sure your pet is kept clean and protected from unauthorized access.

The passenger is responsible for fulfilling all the requirements of the air carrier, and reimburses the air carrier for losses and additional costs incurred by the air carrier when transporting animals / birds.