Traveling with Pets
Travelling with a pet in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft is permitted, provided you adhere to all regulations.
Please note that cats and dogs are the only pets that are accepted on board our aircraft.
Please book your pet transportation at least 72 hours before your Air Belgium flight.
If your pet is pug-or snub-nosed, the owner of the dog must possess a signed release form.
The comfort of pets and all live animals is crucial. Your pet must be fit-to-fly and carried in a regulation bag. Air Belgium cares about your pet’s wellbeing, so if there is any doubt about animal fitness or the bag they are carried in, we may refuse to transport your pet.
The cage must meet the IATA (International Air Transport Association) requirements:
Your pet must be fit-to-fly and transported in a regulation cage.. Air Belgium cares about your pet's wellbeing, so if there is any doubt about animal fitness or the cage they are in, we may refuse to transport your pet.
Please be aware that when you fly to another country with pets, you are subject to local government regulations concerning the import, export and transit of live animals.
When you arrive at the check-in desk, please present the necessary documents to our team. They will check that your paperwork is correct, and if, not Air Belgium may deny the acceptance of your pet.
Air Belgium is not liable for the refused entry of your pet into any country. All passengers must accept responsibility for their own animals. You can find further information below.
If you would like to transport your animal unaccompanied in our cargo hold, please contact us.
There is a risk involved when you travel with your snub-/pug-nosed pet in the cabin. This is because they can potentially experience trouble breathing and respiratory problems can worsen at high altitudes.
Please note that the carriage by air of pug-nosed dogs and cats as a pet in cabin is subject to the completion of a discharge for transport document.
Pug/Snub-nosed pets are not accepted for transportation in the hold.
Not sure whether your pet is pug or snub-nosed? Please check the list below :
Note: Snub- or Pug-nosed pets are accepted for travel by Air Belgium in cabin only.
For safety reasons Air Belgium does not transport following dog species:
Please find our rates for animals transport in cabin, hold and Cargo.
As your animal may not be used to travelling, it can suffer from stress.
Here are some tips to make the flight as comfortable as possible for your pet:
Please be aware that sedatives can sometimes cause circulation problems on a flight, and that not all animals react well to them.