SilkAir Baggage and Carry-on

What is SilkAir’s policy on cabin baggage?

According to the SilkAir’s cabin baggage policy, each passenger is allowed a cabin baggage allowance, in addition to which some articles may be carried on board free of charge.

What is SilkAir’s policy on checked baggage?

According to the SilkAir’s checked baggage policy, each passenger is allowed a checked baggage allowance, which will be set by the Weight Concept.

Due to local occupational rules, there is a weight limit of 32 kg per piece that cannot be exceeded, so heavy items should be repacked to be allowed for transportation. If you’re checking in a bulky item at Singapore Changi Airport, it should not exceed 200 cm length, 80cm height, and 75cm width.

Each piece of sporting equipment will be treated as a piece of baggage. All sporting equipment will be counted towards the passenger’s’ free baggage allowance. If the normal baggage plus the sporting equipment exceeds the free baggage allowance, excess baggage fees will be charged accordingly.

Cabin Baggage

Depending on the travel class and subject to aircraft cabin space and stowage and to baggage being able to be stowed securely, the following cabin baggage allowances apply on SilkAir flights:

Travel Class Allowance Maximum Weight Maximum Dimensions**
Business, Suites & First*** Two pieces* 7 kg per piece 115 cm
Economy & Premium Economy*** One piece 7 kg 115 cm
*Subject to local country specific regulations. **Sum of length, width, height (including protrusions).
***Premium Economy, Suites & First are only available on Singapore Airlines flights.

One of the following articles are allowed on board, free of charge, over and above the cabin baggage allowance:

  • Laptop/notebook (max. dimensions 40 x 30 x 10 cm; 80 cm the sum of length, width, and height).
  • Ladies’ handbag or briefcase (max. dimensions 40 x 30 x 10 cm; 80 cm the sum of length, width, and height).
  • Overcoat.
  • Umbrella.
  • A small amount of duty free goods (where permitted).
  • Small camera or camera bag (max. dimensions 40 x 30 x 10 cm; 80 cm the sum of length, width, and height).
  • Infant carrying basket / infant food for consumption in-flight (max. 6 kg).
  • A walking stick, a pair of crutches, or other prosthetic device, provided the passenger is dependent upon them.

Checked Baggage

The Weight Concept sets the following free baggage allowances for SilkAir flights:

Free Baggage Allowance – Weight Concept
Travel Class Fare Allowance PPS Club KrisFlyer Elite Gold
Economy Lite & Standard 30 kg plus 100% plus 20 kg
Flexi 35 kg plus 30 kg
Premium Economy* All fares 35 kg plus 100%
Business All fares 40 kg
Suites & First* All fares 50 kg
*Premium Economy, Suites & First are only available on Singapore Airlines flights.

Excess Baggage

If you are holding a ticket issued by Singapore Airlines, you can pre-purchase excess baggage online at up to 25% discounted rates, on all flights operated by Singapore Airlines or SilkAir no less than 48 hours before flight departure. You can pre-purchase excess baggage in blocks of 5 kg up to a maximum of 100 kg per flight.

When your checked baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance, excess baggage charges will be applied based on zonal pricing. The fees below apply to all travel itineraries, including interline travel, where SilkAir operates the first flight:

Excess Baggage Fees – Weight Concept (per kg – online/airport)

From/to

Singapore

Band 1 Band 2 Band 3

Band 4

Singapore

USD 3/4 USD 6/8 USD 15/20

USD 21/28

Band 1

USD 3/4

USD 6/8

USD 9/12

USD 18/24

USD 24/32

Band 2

USD 6/8

USD 9/12 USD 12/16 USD 21/28

USD 27/36

Band 3

USD 15/20

USD 18/24 USD 21/28 USD 30/40

USD 36/48

Band 4

USD 21/28

USD 24/32 USD 27/36 USD 36/48

USD 42/56

Exceptions (sectors)
Melbourne – Wellington, Moscow – Stockholm

USD 9/12

Cebu – Davao, Sydney – Canberra, Yangon – Mandalay

USD 3/4

Band 1: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
Band 2: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Asia Subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka).
Band 3: Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East.
Band 4: Africa, Europe, Russia (in Europe).

Baggage Services

If your checked baggage doesn’t arrive at your destination at the same time, you should approach the SilkAir airport staff. If your checked baggage arrives, but damaged, you must notify SilkAir in writing, within 7 days of receipt of your damaged baggage.

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