Travelling with animals

The transport of animals is permitted as long as they are accompanied by the passenger. The maximum measurements of the carrier that can be carried in the hold vary according to the type of aircraft in which it is travelling, as specified below.

Transport place Weight of animal + carrier Measurements of carrier (length x width x height) (cm) Amount to be paid per journey (Canary Islands inter-island flights and Madeira – Porto Santo) Amount to be paid per journey (rest of flights)
Cabin 8 kg or less 45 x 35 x 25 €9 €25
Hold More than 8 kg 100 x 60 x 80* €20 €100

Transport in cabin

Animals that meet the following conditions may travel in the cabin:

  • - The weight of the animal and carrier does not exceed 8 kg.

  • - It must travel in a carrier or approved and suitable bag (ventilated, waterproofed and secure) that must not measure more than 45 x 35 x 25 cm (length x width x height)..

  • - They must be domestic animals such as dogs, cats, birds, turtles, hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits and fish (respecting the restrictions on liquids).

  • - The passenger responsible must undertake the care and transport during the flight without causing any type of nuisance to the rest of the passengers

  • - At most three small animals may travel in the same carrier.

  • - In addition, guide dogs and emotional support animals may travel in the cabin with the presentation of a medical certificate. *

* Medical certificate on official paper from a registered mental health professional declaring that the passenger has a disability relating to mental health, that for his/her mental health or treatment is necessary that the animal accompanies him/her and specifying the date and time of authorisation as well as the state or jurisdiction in which it is issued.

Transport in hold

If the animal and carrier weighs more than 8 kg, it must travel in the hold, complying with the following conditions:

  • - The carrier must be rigid, approved and conditioned (ventilated, waterproof and secure). If the journey is made in an ATR aircraft, the carrier may not exceed 100 x 60 x 80 cm (length x width x height).

  • - The animals that may travel in the hold are dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, rodents, amphibians, insects, crustaceans, reptiles (except snakes), large animals and bees and honeybees.

Breeds of dog classified as potentially dangerous* and those that weigh more than 20 kg must travel with a muzzle to comply with legislation (Royal Decree 287/2000, 22 March, developing Law 50/1999, 23 December). Certain airports may require animals to wear a muzzle and be suitably restrained, regardless of their breed and weight, to facilitate the control processes. Consult the policies that apply in each airport through AENA.

Documentation for animals

The following documentation must be presented for travelling with animals regardless of whether the animal travels in the cabin or in the hold:

  • - Passport or carnet and/or vaccination certificate (anti-rabies).

  • - Microchip or identifying tattoo.

  • - Liability waiver to be provided for filling in at the check-in counter.

If the animal is less than three months old, it need be accompanied only by the passport or carnet and/or vaccination certificate (anti-rabies) and authorisation from the health authorities.

The transport of animals is subject to certain restrictions. The availability of this service will be determined according to the properties of the animal and the capacity of the flight. The service may be requested at the time of purchase through the Web site, choosing the relevant check box, or calling our Telephone Customer Service (+34 928 327 700).

* Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Argentine Dogo, Brazilian mastiff, Tosa Inus, Akita Inus and dogs cross-bred with any of these breeds.

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