Asiana Airlines is one of the largest airlines in South Korea. The company allows pets on most of its flights in the cabin and the baggage hold.
Asiana Airlines reserves the right to restrict or deny pets depending on aircraft type and routes. For information and reservations, contact the reservations department at +44-845-602-9900 (the UK), or +1-800-227-4262 (the US).
Asiana Airlines does not allow children to carry pets in the cabin. Each adult passenger over the age of 18 may take 1 pet in the cabin and 2 pets as checked baggage for carriage in the baggage hold.
If you travel with a small pet, you can take it into the cabin on Asiana Airlines flights. In this case, the following requirements must be met:
The total weight of the pet and its carrier must not exceed 7 kg;
The total dimensions of the pet carrier must not exceed 115 cm (the maximum height must be 21 cm for hard-sided containers and 26 cm for soft-sided containers)
The container must be placed under the seat in front of the passenger throughout the flight;
It is prohibited to open the container and take the pet out;
You can take 1 pet in 1 container into the cabin (or 2 puppies or kittens from the same litter under 6 months old);
Pets cannot be placed under the seat in Business Class, so the container must be put in another place according to a flight attendant’s recommendations.
Pet transportation is a chargeable service. The charge depends on your destination country:
On domestic flights it is USD 30;
to/from Korea and Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong it is USD 140;
to/from Korea and Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Russian Far East, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan it is USD 210;
to/from Korea and Europe, Oceania, and the US it is USD 290.
These prices also apply to all pets weighing up to 32 kg carried as checked baggage in the hold.
Pets weighing more than 7 kg (including the carrier) can be transported in the baggage hold under the following conditions:
The total weight of the pet and its carrier must not exceed 45 kg;
The container must be suitable for air transportation, there must be enough space for the pet to stand up, lie down and turn around comfortably;
It must be equipped with a secure lock, and the floor of the container must be covered with absorbent material;
The container must be made of a durable material such as metal, wood, or plastic;
2 adult pets cannot be in the same container. However, 2 puppies or 2 kittens under 6 months old can be in the same container if they are from the same litter and are accustomed to each other.
Pets weighing up to 32 kg are charged the same fee as small pets in the cabin. Here are the fees for pets weighing between 32 and 45 kg:
On domestic flights – USD 60;
to/from Korea and Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong – USD 290;
to/from Korea and Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Russian Far East, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan – USD 440;
to/from Korea and Europe, Oceania, and the USA – USD 590.
Transportation of pets as cargo
Animals may be carried as cargo if they do not comply with the requirements for transportation in the cabin or the baggage hold. Any dogs over 30 kg must be transported in strong containers or boxes to prevent escape.
Other transport restrictions
1. Pets cannot be transported to the city or country where they are not allowed by the relevant laws.
2. Pets cannot be accepted if their number exceeds the limit of the airline.
3. Pets are not accepted if the container does not meet the airline’s transport standards.
4. Pets are not allowed if the dimensions of the container or the combined weight of the pet and its container exceed the norm.
5. Pets under 16 weeks of age or pets given sedatives are not allowed.
6. Pregnant animals, animals with odors, ferocious and birds of prey are not allowed.
7. Pets may not be allowed as checked baggage in the hold during cold weather due to pet safety and health concerns.
8. Snub-nosed pets cannot be transported in the baggage hold due to health and safety risks. (Starting July 1, 2019)
Snub-nosed breeds of dogs: Tosa dogs and their crossbreeds, American Pit Bull Terrier and its crossbreeds, American Staffordshire Terrier and its crossbreeds, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Mastiff, Laika, Sheepdog, Kangal, Volchak, American Bully, Cane Corso, Miniature Bull Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, Shih Tzu, Sharpei, Affenpinscher, American Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bullmastiff, Cavalier King, Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Neapolitan mastiff, Pekingese, Presa Canario.
When traveling with a pet, always check the relevant pet import policy in your destination country. For further information, visit our website’s “International Travel” section.