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- Free checked baggage allowance
- Partly Business class and partly Economy class travel
- Extra baggage charge
- Through checked baggage
- Sporting equipments, 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:

Per Kg

Economy Class

Business Class

Standard Allowance (except Australia route)

20KG(44Ibs) 1

30KG(66Ibs) 1


10KG(22Ibs) 1

10KG(22Ibs) 1


Flight to Australia

30KG(66Ibs) 1

40KG(88Ibs) 1


10KG(22Ibs) 1

10KG(22Ibs) 1


Fortune Wings Club Member Tier

Platinum or Gold

Extra 30KG(66Ibs) 1

Extra 30KG(66Ibs) 1


Extra 20KG(44Ibs) 1

Extra 20KG(44Ibs) 1


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

2 Infant refers to a passenger under 2 years old who does not occupy a seat.

An excess baggage charge will be levied on any baggage that exceeds the free checked baggage allowance.



1.      For excess baggage rates, please contact our Call Center or Airport Ticket Counter

2.      Baby strollers and wheelchairs must be checked-in.

3.      The acceptance of oversized and overweight items will be subject to space availability of the aircraft on the day of departure



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.


Extra Baggage Charges

For all routes operated by Hong Kong Airlines:

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

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).

Oversized baggage: USD100 per piece for a baggage > 158cm or 62”

Baggage with excessive size and weight: accumulating charging

Zone 1

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

Zone 2

Japan, Maldives

Zone 3


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 Taiwan (Taipei), Japan (Okinawa, Kagoshima, Sapporo), Hainan (Haikou, Sanya) only. 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. The promotion is valid with immediate effect until December 31, 2016, the travel period must be finished on or before December 31, 2016.


Travelling wiht Pets

Except service dogs, only flight departed from Hong Kong accepts pet or animal of any description (domestic dogs and cats only) as checked baggage** only, both are not permitted in our passenger cabin. 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 accepable as check-in baggage must be shipped through cargo. For more details, please contact our Cargo Sales Offices.

**Passenger's free baggage allowance will not apply to pets carried as check-in baggage and charges would be levied for all pets when accepted as checked baggage.

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.Dimentions of the container

4.Material and make of the pet container, e.g. solid fibreglass, 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.



Through checked baggage

If you have a connecting flight with another airline, you maybe able to request check-in directly through to your final destination airport if Hong Kong Airlines has an interline agreement with the other airline. Your flights must also be on the same ticket, or are issued in conjunction with each other. You may check with the airlines of your different sectors for more details.

Interline Partners

Hong Kong Airlines have signed interline traffic agreements with airlines worldwide, please click below for the list of interline partners.

Name of Carrier IATA With HX/851 Interline Electronic Ticketing
Aeroflot Russian Airlines SU
Aerolineas Argentinas AR
Aeromexico AM
Aerosvit Airlines VV
Air Astana KC
Air Baltic Corporation S.A. BT
Air China CA
Air France AF
Air Macau Company Ltd NX
Air Mauritius MK
Air New Zealand NZ
Air Niugini PX
Air Pacific FJ
Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited NF
Air India Limited AI
Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A AZ
Arkia Israel Airlines IZ
Bangkok Airways Co Ltd PG
Best Aviation Limited 5Q
Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG
Blue Panoroma Airlines BV
China Airlines CI
China Eastern Airlines MU
China Southern Airlines CZ
Czech Airlines OK
Daallo Airlines D3
Delta Air Lines Inc. DL
EL AL Israel Airlines LY
Emirates EK
Etihad Airways EY
EVA Airways BR
Garuda Indonesia GA
Grand China Air CN
Gulf Air Company Ltd GF
Hahn Airlines HR
Hainan Airlines HU
Heli Air Monaco YO
Japan Airlines JL
Japan Transocean Air Co.Ltd NU
Jet Airways 9W
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL
Kenya Airways KQ
Kingfisher Airlines IT
Lucky Air 8L
Malaysia Airlines MH
Mandarin Airlines AE
MIAT Mongolian Airlines OM
Myanmar Airways International 8M
Nepal Airlines RA
Philippine Airlines PR
Qantas Airways QF
Qatar Airways QR
Rossiya — Russian Airlines FV *
Royal Brunei Airlines BI
Sata-Air Acores SP
Saudi Arabian Airlines SV
Scenic Airlines Inc YR
Shanghai Airlines FM
Shenzhen Airlines ZH
Sichuan Airlines 3U
Siem Reap Airways Int'l FT
South African Airways SA
SriLankan Airlines UL
TAM Linhas Aereas S.A. JJ
TAM Transportes Aereos Del Mercosur PZ
Thai Airways TG
Tianjin Airlines GS
Transaero Airlines UN
TransAsia Airways GE
Turkish Airlines TK
UNI Airways B7
United Airlines UA
Vietnam Airlines VN
Virgin Atlantic Airways VS
Vladivostok Air XF
Xiamen Airlines MF
Zest Airways Inc. Z2

*This is applied for Hong Kong Airport

For each break international journey with Hainan Airlines, please apply their excess baggage rules. For excess baggage charge, please contact the respective airlines.

Hainan Airlines (HU)

First Class


Canada: 3 Bags/@32kg
Dubai or via Dubai to 
Khartom: 50kg
Luanda, Khartom: 60kg


Europe, Africa, Western Asia, 
Sydney, Dalian=Hefei=Singapore, 
max 40x60x100cm
Others: @L+W+H max 158cm/62"

Business Class


USA: 2 Bags/@32kg
Canada: 3 Bags/@32kg
Europe, Sydney, Cairo, 
Dubai or via Dubai to
Khartom: 40kg
Luanda, Khartom: 50kg
Haikou=Hanoi: 30kg


Europe, Africa, Western Asia, 
Sydney, Dalian=Hefei=Singapore, 
max 40x60x100cm
Others: @L+W+H max 158cm/62"

Premium Economy Class





Economy Class


USA, Canada: 2 Bags/@23kg
Europe, Sydney, Cairo, Dubai,
via Dubai to Khartom: 30kg
Luanda, Khartom: 40kg
Haikou=Hanoi: 20kg


Europe, Africa, Western Asia,
Sydney, Dalian=Hefei=Singapore,
Haikou=Hanoi: max 40x60x100cm
Others: @L+W+H max 158cm/62"



USA, Canda: Same as the above
Europe, Sydney: 40kg


Europe, Sydney: 
max 40x60x100cm
Others: @L+W+H max 158cm/62"