Norwegian Air Pet Policy
Planning on flying with your furry friend on Norwegian Air? The airline makes it possible, but there are a few important things to note. If you're planning on bringing your dog to or from Svalbard, a permit from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority is a prerequisite. The permit application can be found on the Norwegian Food Safety Authority's website. Due to the airline's policy limiting some flights to two pets, it's advised to secure your pet's spot as soon as your travel plans are set in stone. Reservations can be made by reaching out to the Customer Service Team at (800) 357-4159.
For pets in the cabin, Norwegian Air allows small cats or dogs on domestic flights within countries such as Norway (excluding Svalbard), Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Spain. There are restrictions on the number of pets allowed per flight, with a maximum of two pets or up to three very small kittens or puppies if they can all fit comfortably in the same carrier. All pets must be at least eight weeks old. The combined weight of your pet and carrier should not surpass 17 lbs (8 kg). The associated fee ranges from 38 to 55 GBP if booked online, or 47 to 66 GBP if booked at the airport.
In circumstances where your pet weighs more than 17 lbs (8 kg), they can be transported as checked baggage. A maximum of two cats or dogs that get along well can travel in the same carrier. They must be at least 8 weeks old and cannot weigh more than 31 lbs (14 kg) each. Please note that cats and dogs cannot share the same crate. These pets can travel to and from Svalbard (dogs only), within the Schengen Cats area, and within Norway via airports like Oslo Gardermoen, Bergen Flesland, and Trondheim Værnes. Booking fees for pets travelling as checked baggage range between 68 to 84 GBP online and 75 to 90 GBP at the airport.
If your pet will be travelling alone, or if they are too large for transport as checked baggage, Norwegian Air offers the option of transportation through their cargo service, Norwegian Cargo. More information can be obtained by sending an email to [email protected].
Specific dimensions and weights are allowed for pets travelling in the cabin or the hold. Cabin pet carriers should not exceed dimensions of 17" x 12" x 8" (43 cm x 31 cm x 20 cm). The use of a ‘Sherpa Bag’ is suggested as it's made of flexible material, but other carriers will also be accepted. For pets in the hold, the carrier dimensions must not surpass 50" x 32" x 34" (125 cm x 81 cm x 86 cm). Carriers should be in good condition, clean, waterproof and made of solid material. Wheels should be removed and doors should be secure. Weld mesh carriers are not permitted. Additionally, carriers must be well ventilated on three sides, and clearly marked with your name and phone number.
It's worth noting that emotional support dogs can travel on board, given they receive approval 48 hours prior to the flight. Owners of brachycephalic (snub-nosed) breeds intending to travel with Norwegian Air will be required to sign a release form acknowledging the risks associated with air travel for their pet at check-in.
It's crucial to remember that air carriers, including Norwegian Air, can change their policies without prior notice. Therefore, it's always wise to contact the airline directly for the most current and accurate information prior to making a booking.
For a more comprehensive overview of Norwegian Air, including check-in procedures, baggage policies, and corporate information, take a look at our Norwegian Guide.
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