Traveling with Pets

At Himalaya Airlines, transport of animals in hold is subject to the requirements laid down by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations (LAR).

Following are the guidelines for transporting your pet:

  • Please ensure that your pet is booked in advance.
  • Make sure you have followed all the specifications regarding the container.
  • Ensure that you have complied with all the documents required including import, and export,health certificates and vaccinations.
  • Check-in with your pet and the container.

Container Specifications

  • The container’s material can be: fiberglass, metal, solid wood, plywood or rigid plastics. Containers made entirely of welded mesh or wire mesh are not suitable for air transportation.
  • Some rigid plastic containers may not be suitable for large dogs, or dogs that are aggressive. Specially constructed containers of hardwood, metal, plywood or similar material, with two secure door fasteners on each side, are acceptable.
  • The container must be adequately ventilated on at least three sides, with the majority of the ventilation being provided on the upper part of the container.
  • If a container has wheels, they must be removed or rendered inoperable.
  • The container must have a water pot and a food container accessible from the outside.
  • The container must be large enough so that each animal in the container must have enough space to turn about normally while standing, to stand, to sit erect, and to lie in a normal position:
  • - Height: in standing position, without touching the roof of the container

    - Length: from tip of nose to base/root of the tail

    - Width: twice that of the animal across shoulder blades or widest part of the body

  • Mention the name and address on the container.


Your pet plus the container will be subject to an additional charge, regardless of whether you have used the free baggage allowance or not.

Note: Himalaya Airlines declines all responsibility for any deterioration in the animal's health that may occur before, during or after the flight.

*For the list of documents and applied charges please contact the nearest H9 Sales Office.