Pets

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. Your pet may only travel with an adult passenger. So read this information carefully and prepare for your journey well in advance.

When can I take my pet with me 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. In addition to your pre-registered pet, you can also bring 1 piece of hand luggage with you in the cabin.

All pet carriers must meet the following conditions:

  • The bag must be an official pet carrier, such as those sold at pet shops.
  • Maximum dimensions: 47x30x27 cm (LxWxH).
  • The weight of your pet, including the carrier, may not exceed 10 kg.
  • The carrier must be fully closable.
  • The carrier must have air holes to provide the animal with enough oxygen.
  • The carrier must have plastic windows for viewing the animal.
  • The animal 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 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.

  • Dimensions
    Max. length 102 cm x width 69 cm x height 76 cm
  • Weight
    Your pet & kennel may not weigh more than 75 kg.
  • Price
    € 60 per one-way journey.
  • 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.

Travelling with pets in a kennel or pet carrier

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.

For flights from the Netherlands:
Special kennels can be purchased from Schiphol Services (Baggage Storage). A kennel must offer your dog or cat enough space to stand (without touching the top), to turn and to lie comfortably. The kennel may not be made of metal or wood. The bottom of the kennel must be covered in a blanket or newspaper. For reasons of safety, it is not allowed to transport toys, stuffed animals, knuckle bones, etc. in the kennel. Kennels are not available for purchase at Rotterdam Airport or Eindhoven Airport.

Schiphol Services (Baggage Storage):

  • Location: basement level 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 payment only in euros in the exact amount.
  • You cannot exchange or return the kennels.
  • Ask your veterinarian which kennel type 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, located at Orly Sud, Porte G on the Arrivals Halls level, specialises in the transport of special packages. For information on kennels, call +33 1 49 78 97 75.

TIPS!
  • You may transport two puppies/kittens (if they are littermates) or a mother and one of her puppies/kittens in a single kennel.
  • 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.

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, the snub-nosed pets are therefore only 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 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).

What are the requirements for pets’ 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:

  • Information about rabies vaccinations. Your pet must have been vaccinated for rabies 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.

In order to fly with your pet, your pet must have been microchipped with an electronic identification system (transponder). If your pet received a clearly visible tattoo prior to 3 July 2011, your pet can also travel within the European Union using the information in this tattoo.

TIPS!
  • Do you have doubts about the validity of your pet’s passport? Your veterinarian can tell you more about this!
  • 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 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 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 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).
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