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Kuwait Airways policy for pets and other animals

How to carry pets in cabin?

Please note that pets are not allowed to be carried in the passenger cabin on Kuwait Airways and are allowed only in the checked baggage.

For flights to and from the U.S., Service dogs are permitted in the aircraft cabin and can travel free of charge. The dog does not have to be placed in a pet carrier.

Passengers traveling with a service dog must provide 48 hours advance notice to KAC and check in at least one hour in advance for flights longer than eight hours.

Kindly note the following:

  • Pets will be charged as excess baggage and payable at the airport during check-in process. Rates are mentioned below*
  • It is mandatory to inform the airline Reservation office in advance in case of any restrictions, as immediate request for the service may be rejected.
  • Pets should be accompanied by a valid health certificate and vaccination certificates, entry permits, and other documents required by country of entry or transit. Certain countries have strict quarantine regulations and hence rules must be verified before travelling.
  • Please also note that you should contact Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAF) for further details regarding health certificate, vaccination certificates, entry permits, and other documents required by the country of entry or transit.
  • The animals (if more than one) should be in different containers for their safety.
  • Dimensions of the container must be related to the actual size of the animal for which the container is constructed and must allow the animal to stand and sit erect, turn and lie down in a natural manner.
  • The container must not cause the animal to damage itself, all inside edges must be smooth and rounded.
  • Container must be constructed of nontoxic material and floor of the container should be solid and leak proof and without any wheels.
  • The door must be constructed so that accidental opening cannot occur either from the inside or outside.
  • The mesh on the container must be nose and paw proof to avoid injury to the animal and handlers.
  • The container must be adequately ventilated on at least three sides with most of the ventilation being provided on the upper part of the container.
  • Separate food and water troughs with food and water must be provided either fixed inside the container or attached to it so that the animals are accessible for replenishment process.

PET IN HOLD (AVIH)

NOTE:- For Passengers travelling from UK, as per UK approval received from the Animal and Plant Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs, Kuwait Airways accept Pets for Carriage as Cargo and to Kuwait Only, (no attendant available in transit (KUWAIT) to look after PETs).

Pet in hold (AVIH) charge is as per table below:

KWD Kuwait GCC Middle East Indian Sub-Continent Europe USA Far East
Kuwait - 25 30 40 45 65 55
GCC 25 30 40 50 55 75 65
Middle East 30 40 45
50 55 70 60
Indian Sub-Continent 40 50 50 -
55 70 65
Europe 45 55 55 55 - 95 65
USA 65 75 70 70 95 - 85
Far East 55 65 60 65 65 85 -

In case weight and dimension of PET(AVIH) including the cage exceeds the Baggage Allowance for each class, an over-weight not exceeding 72kgs and oversize not exceeding the permissible dimension, shall be charged as per table below:


Charges for AVIH overweight and oversize:

Charges in KWD Kuwait GCC Middle East Indian Sub-Continent Europe USA Far East
Kuwait - 10 12
16
18
26
22
GCC
10
12
16
20
22
30
26
Middle East 12
16
18
20
22
28
24
Indian Sub-Continent 16
20
20
-
22
28
26
Europe 18
22
22
22
- 38
26
USA 26
30 28
28
38
- 34
Far East 22
26
24
26
26
34
-

Schedule to apply above overweight charges as below:

Weight Charges
24-32 kg once the overweight charge
33-41 kg twice the overweight charges
42-50 kg thrice the overweight charges
51-72 kg quadruple the overweight charges

For the overweight charges refer the above table


*Region Definitions

GCC includes Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Tehran, Jeddah, Muscat, Madinah, Mashhad, Najaf, Riyad
Middle East includes Amman, Alexandria, Baku, Beirut, Bodrum, Cairo, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Trabzon
Europe includes Malaga, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Larnaca, London, Munich, Milan, Nice, Sarajevo, Tbilisi, Vienna
Far East  includes Bangkok & Manila
Indian Sub-Continent includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Colombo, Cochin, Dhaka, Delhi, Islamabad, Lahore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram
USA includes John F Kennedy