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The Sky Express Airlines pet policy for 2024 includes options for flying with dogs or cats in the cabin and hold, or with multiple pets as cargo. Only cats and dogs are accepted by Sky Express. Details of the Sky Express Airlines pet policy for travelling on international and transatlantic flights with your cat or dog are included. For dogs and cats in the cabin or hold, or those travelling as cargo, pets must be at least 12 weeks old. When flying with dogs and cats in either the cabin or cargo hold with Sky Express, pets must be able to move around within their carrier, and they have to travel with an adult passenger. The price for flying your pet in a Sky Express in the cabin or cargo hold varies, depending on the route, method of travel and the size of your pet. Sky Express Airlines pet travel rules do not allow for cats and dogs on certain flights, or to specific international destinations. In addition, the Sky Express Airlines dog policy doesn’t accept certain breeds either in the cabin or cargo hold. From 2021, Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are no longer recognised by Sky Express Airlines, and most other airlines. Only professionally trained Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted to fly free of charge in the Sky Express cabin. ESAs must travel under the standard Sky Express Airlines Pet Travel Policy. You can also check out reviews for Sky Express Airlines by fellow pet travellers to discover how their pet policy is experienced in practice.

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Dogs & Cats in the Cabin of the Plane
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Pets flying in Cargo Hold
Assistance Dogs in Cabin
Psychiatric Service Dogs in Cabin
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in Cabin
Sky Express Airlines Pet Policy 2024

Does Sky Express Airlines allow Pets in the Cabin?

Only Dogs and cats are accepted in the cabin by Sky Express Airlines in their travel bag, up to a combined weight of 8kg. A one pet per passenger rule is in place, and the pet in cabin option is only available on ATR and Airbus aircrafts.

If you’re travelling with an infant, Sky Express doesn’t allow you to fly with a pet in the cabin.

The travel bag or kennel must meet the Sky Express Airlines specifications outlined in their pet travel policy. The dimensions of the pet carrier for in cabin travel can’t exceed L 55cm x W40 cm x H20 cm. On the flight, the travel bag will be stowed underneath the seat in front of you, you can’t remove your cat or dog during the flight for safety reasons.

Be aware that your pet carrier must also adhere to International Air Transport (IATA) standards. It’s important to calculate the dimensions of the IATA approved carrier for your cat or dog.

Snub-nosed animals such as Boxers, Pekinese and Persian cats can have trouble breathing during the flight, due to high temperatures and stress. To ensure their well-being, most snub-nosed animals may not be transported in the hold. However, they may be transported in the cabin, provided that size and weight maximums are met.

Sky Express Airlines Pet in Cabin Price

Domestic Flights €25
International Flights €50

Does Sky Express Airlines allow pets in the hold?

If your feline or canine weighs more than 8kg, they must travel in the hold in accordance with the Sky Express international pet travel policy. Sky Express accepts pets in the hold weighing up to 25kg, combined with their travel kennel. The pet travel crate cannot exceed L 70cm x W 50cm x H 51.5cm.

You should also calculate the minimum inner crate dimensions permitted by the IATA. These regulations are set to ensure your pet has enough space in their travel kennel. Whereas, airlines set their maximum dimensions based on the space available in the hold, while also considering staff safety when transporting your pet to and from the aircraft.

Sky Express Pet in Hold Price

The cost of flying a cat or dog in the hold with Sky Express Airlines is €50 pet flight.

Does Sky Express Fly Large Dogs as Cargo?

In some cases, your pet may have to fly as cargo, rather than as ‘checked baggage’. For instance, if you’re travelling on a different flight as your pet, or flying to a country that doesn’t permit pets to arrive in the cabin. Your dog will also have to travel as cargo if they exceed the maximum weight of 25kg, or if their kennel dimensions are more than L 70cm x W 50cm x H 51.5cm.

To transport your pet as cargo, you will need to contact Sky Express Worldwide.

Sky Express Airlines Policy for Assistance & Service Dogs

You may travel with your Assistance or Service Dog in the cabin free of charge with Sky Express Airlines. It’s recommended that you make the request during booking and no less than 48 hours before your departure. But try to make the reservation as far in advance as possible.

To fly free of charge in the cabin with Sky Express Airlines, your Assistance or Service Dog must be fully trained and accredited, and their original documentation has to be provided at check in. Your dog must also wear their identifying harness and vest.

Sky Express Airlines Policy for Emotional Support Animals & Psychiatric Service Dogs

Aegean Airlines no longer accepts Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for travel. Only registered and professionally trained Assistance & Service Dogs are accepted to travel in the cabin free of charge. Note that trained Psychiatric Service Dogs are classified as Assistance or Service Dogs,, and they can travel under the Aegean Airlines Assistance Dog policy on flights to and from the USA. Psychiatric Service Dogs differ from ESAs, as they have been professionally trained to perform a specific task, or tasks, for their owner, therefore they can travel with Sky Express Airlines.

All pets other than Assistance & Service Dogs, including Emotional Support Animals, must adhere to the standard Sky Express Airlines pet policy, and comply with the size, weight and breed restrictions.

Remember the two golden rules when flying with your pet:

  1. Protect your pet against vector borne diseases when travelling
  2. Leave a review if you fly your cat or dog in the cabin or hold with Sky Express Airlines!

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