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FEES FOR CARRYING PETS

The carriage of pets is not included in free baggage allowance and is subject to fees. Please see the table for more information.

1. Fees for carrying pets on domestic flights

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. Those weighing more than 8 kg will be carried in the cargo hold. A fixed fee will be charged based on the total weight of the pet and its cage or container. Concerning weight, passengers are charged TRY 80 for 8 kg or less; TRY 120 between the of 9-15 kg range; TRY 180 between the 16-22 kg range; TRY 220 TRY between the 23-28 kg range and 260 TRY for 28 kg and above.

Fees for carrying pets on domestic flights
Carriage type Weight Fixed fee
Pets carried in the flight cabin (PETC) 0-8 kg 80 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 9-15 kg 120 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 16-22 kg 180 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 23-28 kg 220 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 28 kg and over 260 TRY

2. Fees for carrying pets on international flights

Carriage of pets is not included in free baggage allowance and is subject to fees. Fees for carrying pets on journeys which include an international destination are indicated below.

A. Fees under the baggage weight concept

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. Those weighing more than 8 kg will be carried in the cargo hold.

A1. Fees for carrying pets in the flight cabin (PETC)

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. The total weight of the pet and cage or container will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee applicable on the route. If the fee calculated exceeds 70 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 70 USD.

Carrying pets in the flight cabin (PETC)
Calculated value Carriage fee
PETC fee < 70 USD
70 USD
PETC fee ≥ 70 USD
Excess baggage fee

A2. Fees for carrying pets in the cargo hold (AVIH)

If the pet and its cage or container exceeds 8 kg, they will be carried in the cargo hold. The total weight of the pet and cage or container will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee applicable on the route. If the fee calculated exceeds 140 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 140 USD.
Carrying pets in the cargo hold (AVIH)
Calculated value Carriage fee
AVIH fee < 140 USD
140 USD
AVIH fee ≥ 140 USD
Excess baggage fee

A3. Fees for carrying pets on intermediary fights (5th and 8th Freedom of the Air)

On intermediary flights able to carry pets, the applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on fights where pets are carried in the flight cabin. If the fee calculated exceeds 35 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 35 USD.

Carrying pets in the flight cabin on intermediary flights (PETC)
Calculated value Carriage fee
PETC fee < 35 USD
35 USD
PETC fee ≥ 35 USD
Excess baggage fee

On intermediary flights able to carry pets, the applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on fights where pets are carried in the cargo hold. If the fee calculated exceeds 70 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 70 USD.

Carrying pets in the cargo hold on intermediary flights (AVIH)
Calculated value Carriage fee
AVIH fee < 70 USD
70 USD
AVIH fee ≥ 70 USD
Excess baggage fee

B. Fees under the baggage piece concept

If the pet and its cage or container weighs 8 kg or less, they may travel in the flight cabin. Those weighing more than 8 kg will be carried in the cargo hold.

B1. Fees for carrying pets on transit flights

B1.1. Fees for carrying pets in the flight cabin (PETC)

The applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on transit flights where pets are carried in the flight cabin. If the fee calculated exceeds 150 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 150 USD.
Carrying pets in the flight cabin on transit flights (PETC)
Calculated value Carriage fee
PETC fee < 150 USD
150 USD

PETC fee ≥ 150 USD

Excess baggage fee

B1.2. Fees for carrying pets in the cargo hold (AVIH)

Twice the applicable excess baggage fees for the route will be charged on transit flights where pets are carried in the cargo hold. If the fee calculated exceeds 300 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 300 USD.

Carrying pets in the cargo hold on transit flights (PETC)
Calculated value Carriage fee
AVIH fee < 300 USD
300 USD
AVIH fee ≥ 300 USD
2 x Excess baggage fee

B2. Fees for carrying pets on journeys with stopovers

B2.1. Fees for carrying pets in the flight cabin (PETC)

On journeys with stopovers in Turkey which apply the baggage piece concept, when carrying pets in the flight cabin, the applicable excess baggage fee for the location which applies the baggage piece concept and Turkey will be charged. If the fee calculated exceeds 150 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 150 USD. 

At stopover points in Turkey where check-in will be completed at least 24 hours later, the carriage fee for pets will be determined according to the onward destination when checking in at the stopover location. For carriage of pets on domestic flights within Turkey, a fee of 35 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage weight concept, a fee of 50 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage piece concept, a fee of 150 USD per cage or container will be charged.

B2.2. Fees for carrying pets in the cargo hold (AVIH)

On journeys with stopovers in Turkey which apply the baggage piece concept, when carrying pets in the cargo hold, twice the applicable excess baggage fee for the location which applies the baggage piece concept and Turkey will be charged. If the fee calculated exceeds 300 USD, the total will be charged. The minimum fee charged is 300 USD. 

At stopover points in Turkey where check-in will be completed at least 24 hours later, the carriage fee for pets will be determined according to the onward destination when checking in at the stopover location. For carriage of pets on domestic flights within Turkey, a fee of 70 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage weight concept, a fee of 100 USD per cage or container will be charged. On international flights which apply the baggage piece concept, a fee of 300 USD per cage or container will be charged.

Carrying pets on journeys with stopovers
Route Pets carried in the flight cabin (PETC) Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH)
Journeys to Turkey from departure points which apply the baggage piece concept Excess baggage fee (At least 150 USD) 2 x Excess baggage fee (At least 300 USD)
Domestic journeys from stopover points in Turkey 35 USD 70 USD
Journeys to international destinations which apply the baggage weight concept from stopover points in Turkey 50 USD 100 USD
Journeys to international destinations which apply the baggage piece concept from stopover points in Turkey 150 USD 300 USD

B3. Fees for carrying pets on intermediary fights (5th and 8th Freedom of the Air)

On intermediary flights which apply the piece baggage concept and which able to carry pets, a fee of 75 USD will be charged per cage or container carried in the flight cabin, and a fee of 150 USD will be charged per cage or container carried in the cargo hold.

Carrying pets on intermediary flights
Carriage type Fixed fee
Pets carried in the flight cabin(PETC) 75 USD
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 150 USD

Accepting pets on flights to Northern Cyprus

In order to carry pets on flights bound for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, you must obtain an import license from the TRNC Veterinary Office. The validity of this license is 60 days. You must also obtain a travel health certificate from the veterinary directorate of your country at least 48 hours before departure. 

You must carry your cat's or dog's passport which shows their inoculation record and their medical records. Dogs must have received inoculations for Parvo, Distemper, Hepatitis and Leptospira; cats must have received inoculations for Feline Enteritisa and Feline Influenza. Your pet must have been inoculated against rabies at least one month and no more than one year before traveling. 

You must also carry the original lab report showing your pet’s levels of blood antibodies against rabies in order to travel with your cat or dog. 

We do not carry pets younger than three months alone on our Northern Cyprus flights. We can carry pets aged over two months on the condition that they travel with their mother, they have a passport, they have stayed in the same location since birth, and have not come into contact with any wild animals which may have passed on infection. 

For more information, please visit http://www.veteriner.gov.ct.tr.

Carriage type Weight Fixed fee
Pets carried in the flight cabin (PETC) 0-8 kg 100 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 9-15 kg 150 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 16-22 kg 200 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 23-28 kg 250 TRY
Pets carried in the cargo hold (AVIH) 28 kg and over 300 TRY