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- Free checked baggage allowance
- Partly Business class and partly Economy class travel
- Extra baggage charge
- Sporting equipment, pets, mobility aids

When traveling, it is worth taking extra measures to secure your baggage and valuables. Please refer to a few pointers below:

1. Hand-carry fragile or perishable items.

2. Hand-carry items of value, such as keys, artwork, cameras, money, jewelry, precious metals, silverware, medicines, drug, dangerous goods, commercial goods or samples, personal electronic devices and odd-sized articles, etc.

3. Hand-carry important documents, such as negotiable papers, securities, business documents, passports and other identification documents, etc.

4. Use good quality baggage that lasts longer and can withstand fair wear and tear resulting from the normal rigor of transportation by air and by baggage handling systems.

5. Pack your baggage properly and securely in suitable containers such as musical instruments in sturdy hard case, bicycles in strong and protective case, liquids and gels in plastic bags or water proof containers etc.

6. Do not over pack and overweigh your baggage.

7. Attach name tag(s) or card on the outside and inside of your baggage.

8. Attach unique stickers, tape, or labels on your baggage to ease identification and avoid collection errors on arrival.

9. Remove old destination tag.

10. Ensure your baggage does not contain any dangerous goods. Please refer to our prohibited items for more information.

11. Ensure your baggage is securely closed and locked where possible.

12. Remove straps and protruding objects from your baggage before checking it in.

Passengers are entitled to a free baggage allowance which varies on class or travel. Excess baggage charge will be based on weight and piece system.

Free Checked Baggage Allowance

For all routes operated by Hong Kong Airlines:


Passenger type

Allowance (Per KG)

Economy compartment

Business compartment

Except Southwest Pacific*/Saipan/Canada

Adult/Child/Infant occupying seat



Infant without seat



1. Between Hong Kong and Southwest Pacific
2. Between Area 3 and Southwest Pacific via
  Hong Kong
3. Within Southwest Pacific

Adult/Child/Infant occupying seat



Infant without seat



1. Between Hong Kong and Saipan
2. Between Area 3 and Saipan VIA Hong Kong

3. Between Hong Kong and Canada

4. Between Area 3 and Canada VIA Hong Kong

Adult/Child/Infant occupying seat

2 pieces1

2 pieces2

Infant without seat



Southwest Pacific* - Australia and New Zealand

1 Weight: Up to 50LB/(23KG); Size: Up to 62IN/(158CM), Width+ Depth + Height = Up to 158cm

2 Weight: Up to 70LB/(32KG); Size: Up to 62IN/(158CM), Width+ Depth + Height = Up to 158cm


 Extra Checked Baggage Allowance for Fortune Wings Club member

 For all routes  (except Saipan) operated by Hong Kong Airlines:

Membership Tier

Extra Allowance (Per KG)

Economy compartment

Business compartment

Saipan & Canada  route


1 piece2

1 piece2


1 piece1

1 piece1

Rest of the routes







1 Weight: Up to 50LB/(23KG); Size: Up to 62IN/(158CM), Width+ Depth + Height = Up to 158cm

2 Weight: Up to 70LB/(32KG); Size: Up to 62IN/(158CM), Width+ Depth + Height = Up to 158cm


1. The maximum weight and dimensions of any single piece of checked baggage should not be over 32kg (70lbs) and 158cm/62inches(Length + Width + Height) respectively. Overweight and oversize items (Exception: mobility aids, medical equipment, sporting equipment) must be repacked or split into lighter units otherwise will not be accepted for carriage.

2. Oversized and overweight items will only be accepted subject to the available space on board on the day of departure.

3. An excess baggage charge will be levied on any baggage that exceeds the free checked baggage allowance at the airport. For excess baggage rates, please contact our Call Center.

4. Infant refers to a passenger under 2 years old.

5. Baby strollers and wheelchairs must be checked

Partly Business class and partly Economy class travel

For through journeys where the passenger travels partly on business class and partly on economy class, the free baggage allowance for each portion of travel shall be granted according to each purchased ticket class.

Where a passenger who has paid the business class fare travels on Economy class, the free baggage allowance shall be given based on that for the Business class service respectively.

Extra Baggage Charges

For all routes operated by Hong Kong Airlines(except Saipan & Canada) :

Charge for baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance is calculated per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) on Zone basis as listed below.


Zone 1

Hong Kong ,China ,Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia

Cambodia , Malaysia, Philippines

Zone 2

Japan, Maldives, Korea

Zone 3

Australia, New Zealand


Per KG

To Zone 1

To Zone 2

To Zone 3

From Zone 1




From Zone 2




From Zone 3




1 Or equivalent amount in local currency calculated by IATA IROE (follow the corresponding rounding unit requirement.)

Note :

Oversized baggage : USD100/piece for a baggage >158cm/62inches (in total Dimension)

Baggage with excessive size and weight : accumulating charging

No restriction on the number of pieces

For Saipan & Canada route operated by Hong Kong Airlines:

Extra Baggage Charge

Excessive weight

USD 150 for a baggage > 50LB/(23KG) and ≤70LB/(32KG)


USD 200 for a baggage > 62IN/(158CM) and ≤80IN/(203CM)

Excessive weight and oversized

USD 250 for a baggage > 50LB/(23KG) and ≤70LB/(32KG) & > 62IN/(158CM) and ≤80IN/(203CM)

Over piece:

USD 300 for a baggage up to 50LB/(23KG) and 62IN/(158CM)
USD 400 for a baggage > 50LB/(23KG) and ≤70LB/(32KG)
USD 500 for a baggage > 50LB/(23KG)  and ≤70LB/(32KG) & > 62IN/(158CM) and ≤80IN/(203CM)

Sporting equipments, pets, mobility aids

Sporting Equipment

Sporting Equipment is subject to the applicable standard excess baggage charges if in excess of your standard free baggage allowance.

Free Bicycle Baggage Allowance

1. Free bicycle baggage allowance is applicable to passengers who travel to and/or from  Australia (Gold Coast/Cairns), New Zealand (Auckland), Taiwan (Taipei), Japan (Okinawa, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Okayama, Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX), Sapporo, Yonago), Hainan (Haikou, Sanya). Each passenger is allowed to enjoy the allowance for one (1) bicycle weight not more than 25KG only;

2. Please contact Call Center for bicycle baggage allowance application at least 48 hrs in advance before departure;

3. Passengers should provide the weight and dimensions of the bicycle clearly for application;

4.The checked bicycle should be well-packed prior to check-in;

5. If no advance reservation was made, passengers’ bicycle will be treated as standby baggage;

6. In case of any disputes, the decision of Hong Kong Airlines shall be final.

7. No compensation will be given to passengers whose bicycle is offloaded due to cargo capacity issue.

8. The promotion is valid from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017, the travel period must be finished on or before December 31, 2017.

Travelling with Pets

Except service dogs, Hong Kong Airlines accepts pet or animal of any description (domestic dogs and cats only) as checked baggage only, both are not permitted in our passenger cabin.

Booking needs to be made in advance through our reservation, a minimum of 7 working days prior to travel.

 There is no free baggage allowance for pets. Baggage charges would be levied for all pets when accepted as checked baggage.

Pets such as dogs, cats will be transported in a container/cage which meets the applicable requirement in the IATA Live Animal regulations. We recommend you to check with the local government office for all documentation required (i.e. health certificates and travel permits) if you plan to fly with your pet.

Passengers travelling with pets are responsible for providing all document required by local government officers (i.e. health certificate and travel permits for the pets). For Hong Kong regulatory information regarding live animal transition, please refer to Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. For import/export/transit regulations of a particular country, please refer to IATA Travel Centre (Choose your destination from the dropdown list under Customs, Currency& Airport information Section). and IATA Traveller's Pets Corner.

Unaccompanied pets or pets not acceptable as check-in baggage must be shipped through cargo. For more details, please contact our Cargo Sales Offices.

Preparations for Travelling With Your Pets

  • Please contact our local reservations office at least 7 days before departure to confirm the acceptance of your pet to your flight booked.
  • Your pet cannot be through checked to interline connection unless all participation airline(s) have confirmed acceptance of the pet as interline baggage at the time the reservation is made, and provided that your pet is in crate or container conforming to the IATA Live Animals Regulations
  • Please provide the following information when making your reservation:

1.Type of pet, e.g. dog, cat etc.

2.Total weight of the pet and its container

3. Dimension of the container

4.Material and make of the pet container, e.g. solid fiberglass, rigid plastic or metal with strong weld metal mesh which has sufficient ventilation pores etc.

5.Valid health and vaccination certificates, entry permits and other documents required by Country of entry or transit (please check IATA Travel Centre under Customs, Currency & Airport information Section for reference)


Mobility Aids

Mobility Aids like wheelchair that are carried by the passenger can be accepted without charge as in addition to the baggage allowance.

For Baggage Allowance and Extra Baggage Charges for Codeshare flight

When travelling on a codeshare flight operated by our codeshare partner, the operating carrier's baggage policy applies. For details, please visit the operating carrier's website.

For Baggage Allowance and Extra Baggage Charges for multi-sector journey involving various airlines

For interline connection involving two or more airlines, the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) i.e. the carrier providing the long haul journey or longest mileage will dominate the free checked baggage allowance for the entire journey.

When stopover(s) is /are made, the free checked baggage allowance of individual carriers will apply for their respective sectors.

All interpretation of this notice is based on the English version.