Pets on board

You may take a pet with you on board our flights. Just like you, we want only the best for your pet during the flight. That is why someone must always travel with your pet, and your dog or cat can only come on board with you if they are older than 3 months and 21 days. Your pet may only travel with an adult passenger. Read the information below carefully and prepare your journey well in advance.

When can I take my pet with me in the cabin?

Your pet is allowed to travel in the cabin in a pet carrier or kennel. This is stowed away under your seat and for the safety of your pet cannot be opened or moved during the flight. In addition to your pet, you can also bring 1 piece of hand luggage with you in the cabin.

Dimensions
Max. length 47 cm x width 30 cm x height 27 cm.
Weight
The weight of your pet, including the carrier, may not exceed 10 kg.
Price
A fee of €40 is charged per flight.

All pet carriers must meet the following conditions:

  • The bag must be an official pet carrier, such as those sold at pet shops.
  • The carrier must be fully closeable.
  • The carrier must have air holes to provide your pet with enough oxygen.
  • The carrier must have plastic windows for viewing the animal.
  • Your pet must have enough space to move around.

Are you allergic to cats or dogs and are you seated close to a pet? Let the crew know, so they can consider the options.

Pet in cargo hold

You can transport your pet in our cargo hold. This is a special heated environment that is equipped with climate and pressure control. It means you can be sure that your dog or cat will travel as comfortably as possible.

For the safety of your pet, it is important that the kennel meets the legal requirements of IATA (International Air Transport Association). Ask your pet shop for more information about which kennels are permitted. Does your kennel have wheels? If so, make sure that the wheels can be dismantled or locked before travel so that the kennel is not able to roll around in the hold.

  • Dimensions
    Maximum length 102 cm x width 69 cm x height 76 cm.
  • Weight
    Your pet and kennel together can weigh a maximum of 75 kg.
  • Price
    €60 per single flight.
  • Number of pets per flight
    We can transport a maximum of two pets in the hold per flight.
    Each passenger can book a maximum of two pets in the hold.

Travelling with pets in a kennel or pet carrier

Naturally, you want your dog or cat to travel as comfortably as possible during the flight. That is why it is important that the kennel or pet carrier is spacious enough for your dog or cat to stand (without touching the top) and turn and to lie comfortably. The kennel should be made from glass fibre or hard plastic. The kennel may not be made of metal or wood. Place some comfy blankets, a towel or some newspapers at the bottom of the kennel. For safety reasons, toys cannot be transported in the kennel.

For flights from the Netherlands:
Special kennels can only be purchased at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. You can buy one from Baggage Storage (Schiphol Dienstverlening). Unfortunately, kennels are not available for purchase at Rotterdam Airport or Eindhoven Airport.

Schiphol Services (Baggage Storage):

  • Location: basement level at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol between Departure Halls 1 and 2. You will have to take the lift or stairs between Hall 1 and Hall 2 to reach this level.
  • Opening times: daily from 7 am to 10:45 pm.
  • Payment: cash and with the exact amount in euros.
  • Returns: You cannot exchange or return kennels.
  • Ask your vet which kennel sort is most suitable for your pet.

Available kennels:

  • Kennel A 53X40X38 3 kg €60
  • Kennel B 68X51X48 5 kg €75
  • Kennel C 81X56X58 8 kg €100
  • Kennel D 91X61X66 10 kg €125
  • Kennel E 102X69X76 13 kg €150
  • Kennel T-bag 38x24x26 1 kg €50 (pet in cabin):

For flights from Paris-Orly:
The company Bagages du Monde is specialised in transporting special packages. For information on kennels, call +33 1 49 78 97 75. You can find Bagages du Monde at Orly Sud Airport by Gate G on the Departure Hall level.

TIPS!
  • You can transport two puppies/kittens (if part of a family) or a mother and one puppy/kitten in a single kennel.
  • Give your pet some time to get used to the kennel before the flight. Five days is usually sufficient for your pet to get used to the kennel.

Travelling with snub-nosed pets

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, these snub-nosed pets can therefore only be transported in the cabin.

Travelling with fighting and 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 have a similar build to:
  • American Staffordshire Terriers (Pitbulls), or similar dogs (for example Staffordshire Bull Terriers or Bull Terriers);
  • Mastiffs, or similar dogs;
  • Tosas, or similar dogs;
  • Rotweilers, or similar dogs.

What are the requirements for pets’ travel documents?

Your dog or cat must also have its own passport, a “pet passport”. This passport must be issued by a qualified veterinarian and contain the following information:

  • Rabies vaccinations. Your pet must be vaccinated at least 21 days before departure.
  • 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.

To fly with your pet, it must be chipped for identification with an electronic identification system (transponder). Was your pet tattooed in a clearly visible place before 3 July 2011? If so, your pet can also travel within the European Union with this tattoo.

TIPS!
  • Not sure about the validity of your pet’s passport? Talk to your veterinarian!
  • Always make sure to take care of all vaccinations and travel documents well ahead of time.

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 travelling with a pet

  • Contact the embassy for the country you are visiting well ahead of departure. They can provide more information on any special rules or quarantine requirements.
  • Give your pet a light meal and some water up to 2 hours before departure. If you have a dog, it makes sense to take it out shortly before departure. Your pet will not be able to eat or drink during the flight.
  • You should only give your pet a sedative after consulting a vet.

On which routes are pets not allowed?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take your pet to certain destinations. This has nothing to do with the country’s rules, but rather is due to the rules at the airport. Therefore, Transavia does not transport pets to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and the city of Chambéry.