Small Dog on Airplane in Carrier

South Africa Airways

South Africa Airways is the flag carrier airline of South Africa. They welcome pets into the cargo hold as checked baggage.

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Or call (800) 722-9675 for more information.

Pet Reservations

Passengers who want to travel with their pets should make the necessary arrangements through the call center via telephone at (+27) 11-978-1111 or 0861-359-722.

Pets in the Cabin

Unfortunately, pets are not accepted in the cabin on any of their flights.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Only Cats or Dogs will be allowed as excess baggage on domestic flights on certain aircraft. The combined weight of the pet and carrier must not exceed 70 lbs (32 kg).

Pets in Cargo

Animals must be carried as cargo in accordance with the IATA Live Animals’ Regulations on all international flights to/from South Africa. You can find out more information by contacting the Cargo Team at (+27) 11-978-3366.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling as checked baggage, the combined weight of the pet and carrier should not exceed 80" (203 cm).


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