Pet carriage


General rules for pet's carriage

Am I allowed to bring my pet?

Pets accompanied by their owner are allowed onboard the aircraft.

It is the responsibility of the passenger/animal owner to comply with the applicable regulations and to have all necessary documents regarding the transportation of pets.

The only pets accepted by Corendon Airlines on planes are cats and dogs.

Pets must sit on the floor in the cabin during the flight. When buying a ticket, you are kindly requested to notify us that you will be accompanied by a pet.

You can register your requests for the transportation of pets from the special service section on the main screen of our website.

A total of 4 pets can be transported within the passenger cabin. Pets carried in the cabin cannot travel in the first or emergency exit rows.

Passengers with pets must be seated in the window seat.

In accordance with European Union Laws (EU-VO 576/2013);

1. Pets must be at least 4 months old for flights within the European Union.

  • The rabies vaccination when the pet is 12 weeks old.
  • Waiting time of at least 3 weeks after rabies vaccination.

Required Documents:

  • Date of microchip placement
  • Date and validity period of rabies vaccine
  • Echinococcus multilocularis treatment status confirmed within your pet's passport
  • Health certificate
  • Written declaration that the carriage is for non-commercial reasons• Passport
  • Passport

This rule is also valid for the flights to European Union destinations from the "Listed Third Countries" specified in the regulation no EU- 576/2013. (For example, flights from Switzerland, England to European Union destinations)

2. Pets must be “at least 7 months old” for flights to European Union destinations from “3rd countries that are not listed” specified in the EU-VO 576/2013 regulation. (For example, flights from Morocco, Gambia, Egypt, Turkey to European Union destinations)

  • The rabies vaccination when the pet is 12 weeks old.
  • Waiting time of at least 3 weeks after rabies vaccination.
  • Blood testing after the above periods and waiting for an additional 12 weeks.

Required Documents:

  • Date of microchip placement
  • Date and validity period of rabies vaccine
  • Echinococcus multilocularis treatment status confirmed within your pet's passport
  • Blood test (sending the blood test to a laboratory approved by European Union)
  • Health certificate
  • Written declaration that the carriage is for non-commercial reasons
  • Passport

The "third countries included/not included in the list" class specified in the European Union EU-VO regulation 576/2013 can be accessed from the link below:

In line with current EU transportation rules, and as far as the capacity allows, Pets with a max. weight of 8 kg need to travel in waterproof lockable cages, or travel bags of max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm and maximum 4 pets are allowed to travel inside the cabin of Corendon Airlines aircraft



Pets heavier than 8 kg (maximum 4 pets are allowed in total) are transported in the ventilated hold compartment. The fee schedule is given below. (This service is currently not available on our flights. Thank you for your understanding.)

Transportation of the dog species listed below is not allowed:

  • Pitbull Terrier
  • American Pitbull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bullterrier
  • Bull terrier
  • American Bulldog
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasiliero
  • Kangal (Karabaş)
  • Kafkas Shepherd Dog
  • Mastiff
  • Mastino Napoleta

This is applicable to thoroughbred dogs, as well as non-true-bred dogs subject to breeding.


Service/Guide Animal:

In general, a service animal is an animal trained to perform duties to help an individual with a disability or medical problem in their day to day activities.

Requirements for guide dogs are as follows:

  • Trained guide dogs: Seeing Eye or hearing dogs for visually impaired, Deaf, pulling wheelchairs, carrying and picking up things for people with mobility impairments, or, assisting persons with mobility balance impairments
  • Medical support dogs: which alert the owner for epilepsy seizures, or similar issues.
  • Emotional support animals: which assist their handler with a psychiatric disability, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Only dogs and cats are accepted.
  • Search and rescue dogs: only at emergency situations, and with special permission (normally considered as AVIH)
  • Other animals such as companion dogs are not considered as service animals.
  • The booking of the service animal has to be coordinated by the responsible Tour Operator or directly by the customer with Corendon Service Center department.
  • Passengers are allowed to transport their service animal, either in the cabin - even if the animal weighs more than 8 kg - or in the hold (AVIH).
  • Unless advised otherwise by Corendon Ground Operations, a maximum of 2 service animals can be accepted on a Corendon Airlines flight.
  • Service animals will not be counted as a Pet in Cabin, and can be accepted regardless the allowable number of Pet in Cabin.
  • The animals, which are categorized as dangerous at Pet in Cabin/Avi in Hold chapters, will not be accepted as service animal.
  • Guide dogs and medical dogs are permitted in the cabin without a muzzle, however the owner should bring a muzzle and use it in case dog starts to get restless during the flight.
  • Emotional support dogs and search and rescue dogs must use a muzzle during flight. The muzzle will be checked during check-in.
  • All service dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • A psychiatrist report will be required indicating the psychological need for emotional support animal. A medical report of the passenger will be required for accepting medical support dogs. The copy of the reports will be handed over to the cabin crew. 
  • The passengers with service animals are preferred to be seated windowside of the cabin, provided that it is not an Emergency Exit row. The seating positions of the service dogs and the PETC’s should be arranged with reasonable distance, in case there is a possibility of disturbance.
  • The carriage of the service animal is free-of-charge. 
  • The passenger is required to securely hold the dog’a harness / leash for take-off, landing and during turbulence.
  • Trained Service Animals are not permitted on the seats or in emergency exit rows nor will the Trained Service Animal be provided food, water or inflight amenities made for guests (e.g. pillow, blanket, food, water, etc).
  • On a destination of 8 or more hours long, Corendon Airlines requires a passenger using a Trained Service Animal to provide documentation that the animal will not need to relieve itself on the flight or that the animal can relieve itself in a way that does not create a health or sanitation issue on the flight. 
  • Corendon Airlines will not be liable for injury or to loss, delays, sickness or death of such animals or in the event that it is refused entry into or passage through any country, state or territory.
Restrictions AVI-in- hold & pet-in cabin at certain German airports


At some airports in Germany there are restrictions on the transportation of AVI-in-hold and pet-in-cabin. Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden FKB, Friedrichshafen FDH, Kassel KSF and Memmingen FMM prohibit the access of pets, arriving via flights from non-Schengen countries. However, flights departing from FKB, FDH, KSF and FMM are not subject to restrictions. The reason is, that no veterinary clinic is present at the airport. At other German airports no restrictions are in force.

Detailed information is available on the links below.



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