Baggage Allowance for Air Arabia

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About Air Arabia

Air Arabia airline is the first and largest Middle East and North Africa's low cost Emirati airline, established on the 3rd of February 2003, with a headquarter in the A1 Building Sharjah Freight Center, Sharjah International Airport. 

The airline runs flights to more than 170 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe.

The first flight was operated on the 28th of October 2003 from Sharjah, UAE to Bahrain International Airport. 

Air Arabia Baggage Allowance

The baggage allowance refers to the number or weight of the free-of-charge luggage you are permitted to carry while travelling.

Have a restful flight with Almosafer guide to Air Arabia Baggage Allowance

Almosafer appreciates your hustle when you try to figure out how many bags you can carry or how many kilos you can fill in? Read all about your Air Arabia baggage policy through our guidelines and save your time!


Checked-in Baggage

  • You are allowed to carry unlimited pieces of baggage but with identified weights ranging between 20kgs, 30kgs and 40kgs that you can choose from when you book Air Arabia.

  • The max weight of each piece of luggage must not exceed 32kgs with max dimensions of 160cm.

  • You are only allowed to purchase 20kgs as baggage allowance from the airport.


Cabin Baggage

  • You are allowed to carry 10kgs of Cabin Baggage with max dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x  20cm.

  • An infant under 2 years old is permitted to have a standard sized-bag.

  • There are some restrictions on the carried quantities of liquids, gels and pastes in your bag which must be contained in a max 100ml holder for each. All must be held fittingly into a transparent resealable one litre plastic bag with max dimensions of 20cm x 20cm.

  • If the mentioned items do not meet the restrictions which are applied in the departure airports of Middle East, Europe and North Africa, you will be asked to leave the liquids at airport security stations.


Restricted Items in your Check-in Baggage and Cabin Baggage

The following list shows the prohibited items that you are not allowed to carry in your bag:

  • Flammable, non-flammable and poisonous gases

  • Flammable liquids and solids

  • Radioactive materials and oxidising materials

  • Firearms and explosives

  • Infectious substances such as bacteria and viruses

  • Corrosive substances such as mercury, acids, alkalis and wet-cell batteries

*For more information, please read Air Arabia Checked Baggage Prohibited items and Cabin Baggage Prohibited items.


Unacceptable Items carried as Baggage

  • The items that are not defined as baggage in Article 1 of Air Arabia Conditions of Carriage cannot be included in your checked or unchecked baggage, such as the following: 

  • Forbidden items by Law.

  • Forbidden items by Air Arabia Carrier Regulations.

  • Items that likely threaten people or property safety on board. These include items in the “International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air” and the “International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations”.

  • Items determined by Air Arabia discretion as dangerous, unsafe, too heavy, hefty, fragile or destructible items or due to the shape and character, putting into consideration the type of aircraft being used.


Delicate, destructible and valuable items

You cannot carry the below items in your Checked Baggage:

  • Money

  • Jewellery

  • Computers

  • Personal electronic devices

  • Passports and other identification papers


Checked Luggage

  • A checked baggage must carry your name or other personal identification affixed to it.

  • Each checked piece of baggage must have a Baggage Identification Tag.

  • Your luggage may not be carried on the same aircraft for safety, security or operational reasons. 


Unchecked Luggage

  • If your unchecked baggage does not meet the required dimensions and weights or does not fit under the seat ahead of you or in the enclosed compartment or it is defined as not safe, it should be checked in as Checked Baggage.

  • If you have a piece of baggage such as a sporting equipment or musical instrument that exceeds the applied max weight and dimensions on Unchecked Baggage and incompatible with Checked baggage measurements, Air Arabia will not accept to carry it unless you left a prior notice.

  • Such items may be charged with different rates.

Don’t miss Almosafer tips while making Air Arabia reservation

  • You can save up to 90% of airport charges, if you pre-booked your baggage allowance online through this form, or by calling Air Arabia call center, or visiting Air Arabia sales office or travel partners.

  • If the cabin baggage contains gels and pastes while travelling through the Middle East, they must be packed in a Secure Tamper-Evident Bag (STEB).

  • If your baggage got lost or damaged, don’t worry you are only a few clicks away to track your baggage with the “Baggage Tracer” option through Air Arabia's official website.

  • Air Arabia is only liable to USD 20.00 per kg and a max weight of 20kgs per passenger for lost or damaged luggage.

  • You are allowed to carry all kinds of animals except for falcons, which might be accepted to be carried only by the following terms:

  • You made the reservation two days ahead of your scheduled flight departure time.

  • You will be assigned at the check-in counter specified seats away from emergency exits.

  • You will be charged three times the standard excess baggage rate for falcon carriage.


*For more detailed conditions, please refer back to Air Arabia FAQs

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All fares are subject to availability at the time of booking.

FAQs for Air Arabia

  • Does Air Arabia allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air Arabia allows web check-in.

  • Does Air Arabia provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air Arabia offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Air Arabia service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Air Arabia is 187.

  • What is the airline code for Air Arabia?

    The airline code for Air Arabia is G9.

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