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 Dangerous Goods 

1.1.1 For safety reasons dangerous goods as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, such as those listed in 1.1.2 shall not be carried in or as passenger checked or carry-on baggage except as outlined in 1.1.3.

1.1.2 Briefcases and security type attache´ cases with installed alarm devices; or incorporative lithium batteries and/or pyrotechnic material; explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares; gases (flammable, non-flammable, deeply refrigerated and poisonous) such as camping gas and aerosols; flammable liquids such as lighter fuels, paints and thinner; flammable solids, such as matches and articles which are easily ignited; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which on contact with water emit flammable gases; oxidizing substances (such as bleaching powder and peroxides); poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances; radioactive materials; corrosives (such as mercury which may be contained in thermometers, acids, alkalis and wet-cell batteries); disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray, etc. containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on the person, in checked and carry-on baggage; magnetized materials and miscellaneous dangerous goods as listed in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

1.1.3 The following items may be carried: non radioactive medicinal or toilet articles (including aerosols) which are necessary or appropriate for a journey, carried in carry-on or checked baggage when the total net quantity of all such medicinal or toilet articles carried by each passenger does not exceed 2 kg (4.4 lb) or 2L (2 qt) and the net quantity of each single article does not exceed 0.5 kg or 0.5L (1.1 lb or 1 pt); Note: It is intended that this should include such items as hair sprays, perfumes and medicines containing alcohols. carbon dioxide, solid (dry ice) in quantities not exceeding 2 kg (4.4 lb) per passenger when used to pack perishables in carry-on baggage, provided the package permits the release of carbon dioxide gas. Operator approval required for checked baggage only; when in retail packaging, alcoholic beverages not exceeding 70% alcohol by volume, provided that the net quantity of alcoholic beverage in each receptacle does not exceed 5L (5 qt) with a total net quantity per person of 5L for such beverages.

For safety reasons, dangerous articles such as those listed below, must not be carried in passenger's baggage.

  1. Compressed gasses (Deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) such as: butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen or aqualung cylinders.
  2. Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries.
  3. Explosives, ammunition, fireworks and flares.
  4. Flammable liquids and solids such as  lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners and fire-lighters.
  5. Radioactive material
  6. Brief-cases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices.
  7. Materials such as bleaching powder or peroxides
  8. Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials.
  9. Other dangerous articles such as magnetised material, offensive or irritating materials.

Medicines and toiletries in limited quantities which are necessary or appropriate for the passenger during the journey, such as hairspray, perfumes and medicines containing alcohol may be carried. Many of these listed articles can be carried as air cargo provided they are packed in accordance with cargo regulations.

Important: Battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices (e.g. e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems) may only be carried as carry on baggage or on the person. Carriage as checked baggage is strictly forbidden. Re-charging of these devices or batteries on board the aircraft is not permitted.

For more information, please ask check in personnel.

Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted to carry the following articles into security restricted areas and on board an aircraft:

  1. guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles — devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:
    • firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns,
    • toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons,
    • component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights,
    • compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns,
    • signal flare pistols and starter pistols,
    • bows, cross bows and arrows,
    • harpoon guns and spear guns,
    • slingshots and catapults;
  2. stun devices — devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:
    • devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons,
    • animal stunners and animal killers,
    • disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays;
  3. objects with a sharp point or sharp edge — objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:
    • items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,
    • ice axes and ice picks,
    • razor blades,
    • box cutters,
    • knives with blades of more than 6 cm,
    • scissors with blades of more than 6 cm as measured from the fulcrum,
    • martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge,
    • swords and sabres;
  4. workmen’s tools — tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including:
    • crowbars,
    • drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills,
    • tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cm capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels,
    • saws, including cordless portable power saws,
    • blowtorches,
    • bolt guns and nail guns;
  5. blunt instruments — objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:
    • baseball and softball bats,
    • clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks,
    • martial arts equipment;
  6. explosives and incendiary substances and devices — explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:
    • ammunition,
    • blasting caps,
    • detonators and fuses,
    • replica or imitation explosive devices,
    • mines, grenades and other explosive military stores,
    • fireworks and other pyrotechnics,
    • smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges,
    • dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.


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