Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is the flag carrier airline for New Zealand based in Auckland. They welcome pets to fly as checked baggage on domestic flights and as cargo on international flights.

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Pets in the Cabin

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin with Air New Zealand.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Animals are accepted to travel as checked baggage if they meet the necessary requirements. Due to space limitations on Air New Zealand Link services (flight numbers in the 5000 and 8000 series), only 1 carrier per customer is allowed. The minimum requirements of IATA regulations should be met for any animal to travel as checked baggage. A maximum of 2 adult animals of comparable size up to 30 lbs (14 kg) each that are used to cohabitation may be shipped in the same container. Animals over 30 lbs (14 kg) must travel individually. 3 animals up to 6 months old from the same litter may be shipped in the same carrier as well. Pets weighing up to 55 lbs (25 kg) are charged $75 NZD and those weighing 57 lbs (26 kg) and above are charged $100 NZD

Pets in Cargo

Animals traveling internationally must be transported as cargo in the hold instead. The cost to send your pet will depend on the destination, size, carrier, and administration time to prepare required travel documents such as vet certificates. You can find out more information by contacting the Customer Service Team at (800) 262-1234.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling as checked baggage, carriers vary depending on the aircraft you are flying on. On A320 aircraft, the dimensions can be 38" x 31" x 52" (97 cm x 79 cm x 131 cm). On ATR72 aircraft, the dimensions should be 40" x 24" x 40" (100 cm x 60 cm x 100 cm). On Q300, the dimensions should be 32" x 30" x 47" (82 cm x 75 cm x 120 cm). Additionally, carriers should be rigid without a pop-up hatch.

Other Restrictions

Brachycephalic breeds (snub-nosed), young pets, and embargoed breeds may not be permitted to travel on certain routes.

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