On our flights, you may bring your pet aboard the aircraft. We accept dogs and cats that are at least 3 months and 21 days old. Just like you, we want the best for your loyal four-footed friend during the flight. So read this information carefully and prepare for your journey well in advance.

Pet in the cabin

To transport your pet in the cabin, it will need to be placed in a travel bag or kennel. This will be placed under your seat and, for the safety of your pet, may not be opened or moved during the flight.

  1. Dimensions

    Max. length 47 cm x width 30 cm x height 27 cm.
  2. Weight

    Your pet & bag may not weigh more than 10 kg.
  3. Price

    € 40 per one-way journey.

  4. Number of pets per flight

    We can transport a maximum of 4 pets in the cabin per flight. 

    A maximum of 1 pet per passenger can be booked for in the cabin.

Pet in the hold

You can transport your pet in our hold. This is a special heated section provided with climate and air pressure control so that you can be assured that your dog or cat is travelling as comfortably as possible.

For the safety of your pet, it is important that the kennel meets the legal requirements set by the IATA (International Air Transport Association). Ask your pet shop for more information about these permitted kennels.

  1. Dimensions

    Max. length 102 cm x width 69 cm x height 76 cm
  2. Weight

    Your pet & kennel may not weigh more than 75 kg.
  3. Price

    € 60 per one-way journey.

  4. Number of pets per flight

    We can transport a maximum of 2 pets in the hold per flight.

    A maximum of 2 pets per passenger can be booked for in the hold.


As a responsible pet owner, you want to have your dog or cat transported as comfortably as possible during the flight. This is why it is important for the kennel or travel bag to be large enough for your dog or cat to be able to stand up in it (without touching the top), to be able to turn around, and to be able to lie down comfortably. The kennel must have a fiberglass or rigid plastic shell. A kennel made of metal or wood is not allowed. Place a soft blanket, towel or some newspapers on the bottom of the kennel. For reasons of safety, toys cannot be transported in the kennel.


  1. You may transport two puppies/kittens (if they are littermates) or a mother and one of her puppies/kittens in a single kennel.
  2. Let your pet get used to the kennel before the flight. Five days is usually enough time for an animal to become familiar with the kennel. 
  3. Attach a label with the name of your pet and feeding instructions to the side of the kennel.

Snob-nosed dogs and cats

Snub-nosed dogs like pugs, boxers, bulldogs, Pekinese dogs and Persian cats can have difficulty breathing during the flight because of the high temperatures and stress. To ensure their well-being, most of these snub-nosed pets are therefore only transported in the cabin.

Fighting dogs or attack dogs

So-called 'fighting dogs' or 'attack dogs' that fall under the categories below may not be transported either in the cabin or in the hold. These dogs may not necessarily be of a particular breed but are comparable to:

  • Staffordshire Terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers (pit bulls, pedigree or not);
  • Mastiffs (pedigree or not);
  • Tosas (pedigree or not);
  • Rottweilers (pedigree or not);
  • American Bully (pedigree or not).

Travel documents

Your dog or cat also has to be accompanied with a passport: ‘the pet passport’. This must be issued by an authorised veterinarian. The passport must contain the following information:

  1. Information about rabies vaccinations. Your pet must have been vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days before departure. 
  2. The regulations for the health statement in a passport differ by country. For the regulations for your destination country, please contact the consulate or embassy of that country.
  1. Do you have doubts about the validity of your pet’s passport? Your veterinarian can tell you more about this!
  2. Always arrange for vaccinations and travel documents well in advance. 

Please note!

If you are flying to Malta with a dog, your pet must be treated for tapeworm between 5 days and 24 hours before departure. 

Tips for departure

  1. Well in advance of your departure, contact the embassy of the country to which you will be travelling. They can tell you more about any other possible rules or quarantine provisions that might apply. 
  2. Do not give your pet anything more to drink for at least 4 hours before departure. 
  3. Dogs and cats can suffer from air sickness. For this reason, do not give your pet anything to eat within 12 hours of departure. 
  4. Although your dog or cat can become somewhat restless during the flight, we strongly discourage having your pet sedated for the journey because this will keep your pet from getting accustomed to his/her new environment as quickly and can lead to a drop in body temperature. 

On which routes are pets not allowed?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pets to all destinations as the transport of pets may not be permitted by the local authorities. For this reason, Transavia does not transport pets to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and Chambéry. (This is due to the regulations at the airports and has nothing to do with the regulations in these countries).