Edelweiss Air flying with pets

Can I travel with my pet on Edelweiss Air flights?

On Edelweiss Air flights, only dogs, cats, and rodents are allowed to travel in the passenger cabin or as checked baggage, in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Other animals, such as reptiles, are not accepted. Dogs and cats may travel if they are 12 weeks old (from 16 weeks old for flights to/from the US).

How can I make arrangements to take my pet on an Edelweiss Air flight?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documents and are familiar with the import regulations for your destination (the regulations for transporting animals by air differ from country to country). Therefore, you must book your trip well in advance and present the original versions of your pet’s documents.

To all destinations, a maximum of two animals per person are allowed to be transported. Limited transportation or embargo applies to/from the following destinations:

  • Cuba – only dogs and cats are accepted.
  • Egypt – only dogs are accepted.
  • Seychelles (Mahé) – no animal is accepted.
  • South Africa (Cape Town), Scotland (Edinburgh, Inverness) – accepted only as cargo.

Pets in the Cabin

Only dogs and cats weighing up to a maximum of 8 kg, including the pet carrier, may travel in the passenger cabin. The pet must be transported in a waterproof, soft-sided carrier with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm and adequate air circulation. The pet is not allowed to leave the carrier during the flight, and the carrier must be stowed under your seat for the duration of the flight. For this service, Edelweiss Air charges an additional fee:

  • CHF 60 / EUR 50 – short-haul and medium-haul flights.
  • CHF 90 / EUR 70 / USD/CAD 100 – long-haul flights.

Pets as Checked Baggage

To transport your pet as checked baggage, you must rent or purchase a suitable pet carrier. For the carriage of pets as checked baggage, Edelweiss Air charges an additional fee depending on the size of the kennel:

  • Kennel size 1 – maximum 60 x 45 x 40 cm:
    • CHF 120 / EUR 100 – short-haul and medium-haul flights.
    • CHF 180 / EUR 150 / USD/CAD 200 – long-haul flights.
  • Kennel size 2-5 – over 60 x 45 x 40 cm:
    • CHF 240 / EUR 200 – short-haul and medium-haul flights.
    • CHF 360 / EUR 300 / USD/CAD 400 – long-haul flights.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs accompanying passengers with impaired hearing or vision may travel in the cabin free of charge. You must inform Edelweiss Air that you will be traveling with a Guide Dog when you make your booking.

More information here >>