1. What are the transport methods for pets provided by Air Transat?
Only cats and dogs are accepted for carriage in the cargo hold, and no animals can travel in the passenger cabin, except service animals.
2. Can I take my pet in the passenger cabin?
You can only carry a service animal in the passenger cabin.
3. How can I take my pet with me as checked baggage?
To travel as checked baggage, pets must follow the rules below:
- Animal must travel in a cage supplied by the passenger on which the name of the animal has been written and approved for air transportation (IATA regulations). A plain rigid plastic cage is mandatory. Cages made of wire or any other material will not be accepted (a wire door is acceptable).
- All cage doors must be secured with a locking mechanism to prevent opening.
- In general, only one (1) animal per cage is accepted, and no animal under 12 weeks of age may travel alone. Exceptions to this are as follows: Dogs and cats: a mother with puppies or a mother with kittens between 6-12 weeks old, or, up to 3 puppies or kittens from the same litter between 12 weeks and 6 months. The cage must always be big enough to accommodate all of the animals.
- For the comfort and safety of the animal, passengers presenting cages that do not comply with the kenneling requirements may be denied transportation for the animal.
- The owner of the animal will have to pay CA$30 (plus tax) per animal for inspection by Agriculture Canada upon entry into Canada (except from the U.S.).
4. What are the fees Air Transat is charging for pet transport services?
For travel to and from Europe, the fee is CA$250 or local currency equivalent each way per animal regardless of the animal's weight. For all other flights, the fee is CA$100 or local currency equivalent each way per animal.
5. What kind of health documents do I need for my pet?
Call your veterinarian and your destination for this kind of information. You may also want to take a look at this page for additional information.
6. What are the kennel requirements?
The animal must be in a cage approved for air transportation (IATA regulations). A plain rigid plastic cage is mandatory. Cages made of wire or any other material will not be accepted (a wire door is acceptable).The cage must be large enough for the animal to stand up, turn around, and lie down or acceptance may be denied.
7. Are there any other pet-related restrictions with Air Transat?
Air Transat (in accordance with its AVIH program) does not transport Pit bulls, and according to your route, additional breeds may be forbidden to fly with you - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boerbulls, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terriers, Mastiff and Tosa. Call the airline for additional details.