We welcome passengers to travel with their musical instruments. We advise it kept inside a sturdy round-edged hard case which can protect the musical instruments from impact. Depending on the size of your instrument, you may need to checked in. Musical instrument in soft cases will not be accepted, and we will not provide hard cases.
Bringing your instrument as part of your luggage
You can bring small musical instruments (like flutes or violins) onto the plane as part of your cabin baggage allowance. Please ensure they’re stored in a hard case and can be safely stowed inside the overhead locker. If there is no stowage space or exceed the dimensions limitation, the instrument will have to be checked in and considered as checked baggage.
- Dimensions must not exceed 76 x 25 x 13cm or 30 x 10 x 5inches (height x width x depth) including the case.
- Weight must not exceed 7kg (15lbs) including the case.
Large musical instruments, like a guitar or cello, which exceed the above dimension limits or the cabin baggage allowance, must be checked in. Please be aware that weight and dimension restrictions for checked baggage apply (include the hard case of the instrument).
Musical Instrument Protection Case – (Musical Instrument Protection Case service is temporarily suspended for flights between Hong Kong and Mainland China)
Customers wishing to travel with a musical instrument may request the use of a Musical Instrument Protection Case (inner dimension: length 112cm x width 45.5cm x depth 21cm).
Reservations are required 3 working days before scheduled departure. Contact us for assistance in reserving a musical instrument protection case.
1.Dimensions must not exceed 112 x 45.5 x 21cm or 44 x 18 x 8inches including the case
2.Weight must not excess 8kg (18lbs) including the case
3.Available on all Hong Kong Airlines' scheduled flights (with the exception of Hangzhou and Haikou)
4.Protection case must be reserved at least 3 working days before departure. The number of cases available is limited
5.On arrival at the airport, customers who have reserved a case should make their way to our check-in counter