Transportation of animals

General information on transportation of animals

Transportation of animals, birds, guide dogs and task dogs on flights is carried out only:
- in economic class,
- as cabin baggage (hand luggage),
- with legally capable Passenger .
Room pets/birds and task dogs shall not be carried in the baggage or cargo compartments.

The total weight of the cage/container with an animal shall not exceed 8 kg. The cage/container dimensions shall suit the animal’s dimensions and not exceed the stated limits (height/length/width): 20x60x35 cm, to enable its placement under the front seat.

Pets and birds listed below are accepted for carriage: Dogs, cats, canaries, and shell parakeets.

Carrier will not accept for carriage: predators, rodents, hares, reptiles, amphibians, insects, or deceased animals.

Pets, room birds, guide dogs, and task dogs are not accepted for carriage unless having the Carrier’s confirmed consent.

Passenger shall inform the Carrier or its Agent on the intention to carry a pet (bird) or guide dog or task dog, when booking or purchasing the Ticket, yet in no case later than in 24 hours prior to departure.

The Carrier shall have the right to deny carriage to the Passenger with an animal, if the animal’s carriage is not booked and confirmed.

Passenger must contact the veterinary control point at the airport of departure 3 hours before departure with the following documents:

for domestic flights:

  • animal passport,
  • printed route-receipt (a mark of veterinary control about the inspection of the animal and the admission to the flight).

for international flights:

  • animal passport,
  • printed route-receipt (a mark of veterinary control about the inspection of the animal and the admission to the flight),
  • veterinary Certificate, Form No.1, that is valid for 5 days after its issuance and until the beginning of the animal transfer,
  • veterinary Certificate in the international format, Form No. 5A, issued on the basis of Form No. 1 and registered with the borderline veterinary control.

Requirements of the Russian Federation for the transport of animals are available at the site of the Administration of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision, Office of Rosselkhoznadzor for Moscow, Moscow and Tula regions, and also contacting the points of veterinary control.

Attention! It is FORBIDDEN to feed room pets (birds), task dogs or guide dogs during the check-in and flight.

Carrier accepts for carriage by an aircraft no more than:

  • 4 cages with non-antagonistic pets or 2 cages with antagonistic pets;
  • 2 guide dogs or task dogs.

If antagonistic animals (dogs and cats) are accepted for carriage in the passenger compartment, they must be placed in different rows of seats.

Weight of a pet (room bird) or task dog, cage/container, and food for a flight is not included into the toll-free baggage allowances and shall be paid by Passenger on basis of the actual weight and Carrier’s fare in addition to other baggage of such Passenger.

Carrier accepts room pets (birds) for carriage, Passenger bears all related responsibilities. Carrier is not responsible for traumas, diseases or death of animals or birds or for denied entrance or transit through any country or land.

IMPORTANT: Certain countries have specific rules for animal entrance. We recommend contact embassy or consulate of the country of departure/transit arrival in advance in order to clarify rules for export/transit/import of animals and birds.

Carriage of Guide Dogs or Task Dogs

Guide dogs accompanying the Passengers with vision loss are carried in the cabin without containers, upon Carrier’s consent. No charge is due for their carriage.

Documents required for transportation:
  • Passenger’s disability,
  • Passenger with task dog is a current officer of a canine department of federal authorities,
  • guide dog has been properly qualified to guide visually-impaired persons,
  • Veterinary certificates (and other documents, if necessary).

A guide dog or task dog shall wear a muzzle and be tied at Passenger’s legs.

Passengers with task dogs or guide dogs are placed onto certain seats determined for certain aircraft types.

Requirement for container (cage) and rules of placement in Cabin

Room pet (bird) shall be placed into a solid container/cage ensuring conveniences for the animal during transportation, enough air supply and a good lock. Container bottom shall be solid and leak-proof and covered with an absorbent material. Container/cage shall exclude spilling of the absorbent. Bird cages shall be covered with durable lightproof textile.

An animal shall stay within a closed container/cage for the entire onboard time (flight, taxiing, embarkation/disembarkation, etc.).

During a flight, container/cage with the Passenger’s pet/bird shall be placed under the seat in front of such Passenger.

Passengers with pets are prohibited from being placed in emergency exit area and location of emergency equipment.

Passengers carrying a pet/bird shall be assigned certain seats determined for each aircraft type.

Fares for transportation

Name of a special baggage category Weight Dimensions Price between Russian cities Tariff zone 1

(The price between Russia and Armenia, Bulgaria, Iran, Poland, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
Tariff zone 2

(The price between the Russian Federation and Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Italy, Spain, Malta, Israel, Egypt, Portugal)
Tariff zone 3

(The price between the Russian Federation and Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, any state that is not on the list of tariff zones)
Tariff zone 4

(The price between the Russian Federation and Thailand, Vietnam, China, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the countries of the Western Hemisphere)
Animal in cabin - 1 place until 8 kg 60*35*20 cm 2000 rub 35 €/$ 50 €/$ 50 €/$ 100 €/$

*Tariffs in USD only for transportation from the Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Mexico.
Tariffs in euro - for all other countries.