airBaltic baggage allowance

airBaltic is a low-cost airline company from Latvia. It offers affordable flights from Riga to more than 60 different destinations in Europe.
On this page, the traveller can find precious information about the airBaltic baggage policy and the excess baggage charges.

No. of bags allowed per passengerMax. dimensionsMax. weightPrice
Hand luggage155 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm + a personal item measuring 30 cm x 40 cm x 10 cmBoth together have to weigh up to 8 kgFree
Checked baggageup to 3100 cm x 50 cm x 80 cmup to 20kgFrom €19.99 to €60, depending on whether the booking is made online, by a travel agency or at the airport
Excess baggageN/AContact the company for detailed informationup to 32kg€50 - heavy baggage fee €60 - bulky baggage fee €110 - heavy and bulky baggage together/per piece

airBaltic hand luggage

Each passenger is allowed to carry onboard only one cabin bag and also one personal item. Together, the cabin baggage and the small item cannot exceed 8 kg. The hand luggage has to be placed under the seat in front of the passenger or in the overhead locker.

If the airBaltic hand luggage is considered excess baggage, the passenger will be required to check it in and pay a fee of €40. However, compared to the fees charged directly at the airport (oversized luggage will cost you €60), this can be seen as the cheaper option.

airBaltic checked baggage allowance

The travellers who fly with airBaltic (including children and infants) can purchase the allowance for up to three pieces of checked baggage and none of them can weigh more than 20 kg.

WeightOnlineTravel agencies/airBaltic ticket officesAirport
up to 20kgFrom €19.99. On connecting flights, it costs €29.99From €35€60

airBaltic excess baggage charges

If the weight of the baggage exceeds 20 kg, it is required to pay a “heavy baggage fee” of €50 per piece of luggage. airBaltic does not charge for each extra kilogram like many other airline companies, but for each piece of luggage. Therefore, an extra fee of €50 applied even if the luggage only exceeds the weight limit by 1 kilo. If the number of the checked bags is too high while these are also too heavy, both charges will apply at the same time.

Another fee called the “bulky baggage fee” (€60) has to be paid if the luggage exceeds the following dimensions: 100 cm x 50 cm x 80 cm.

airBaltic also applies a charge of €110 (€50 + €60) when the bulky baggage exceeds the weight of 20 kg.

Alternative to excess baggage fees

Shipping the suitcases might be a very good and above all cheap alternative to flying and travelling with the heavy baggage. Any traveller who wants to keep the travel costs down should consider sending the luggage ahead to their desired destination in Europe with the help of logistics services. This is truly a simple, practical and budget-friendly option for anyone who would like to try some hands-free travelling.

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airBaltic additional carry-on items

Some additional items that an airBaltic passenger is entitled to take on an airplane free of charge are:

  • A handbag;
  • A laptop bag;
  • A Tax-free shopping bag;
  • A Camera bag;
  • An umbrella.

airBaltic sports equipment allowance and fees

No set of sports equipment on board an airBaltic flight should exceed 20 kg. If the weight of the passenger’s sports equipment is higher than 20 kg, the traveller has to pay an airBaltic heavy baggage fee of €50. This charge is applied not per kilo but per set. The maximum weight of one set is 32 kg. However, one has to bear in mind that only a limited number of such sets can be accepted on each flight. For this reason, airBaltic emphasizes that the person should always declare it in advance.

Price online booking/per flightAgencies/ticket officesPrice booking in the airport/per flight

Small sports equipment (up to 20 kg)

Bicycles, diving equipment, golf equipment, skiing equipment, ice hockey equipment, snowboarding equipment, fishing equipment, surf/kiteboard, and windsurfing equipment.

airBaltic musical instruments policy

Bulky items, musical instruments, child/infant car seats, etc. that do not qualify as hand luggage are included in the total baggage allowance. Note that the passenger has to arrange the transport of any special item of baggage with airBaltic in advance.

Cellos, guitars, other musical instruments, and fragile items are accepted for carriage in the cabin if a special ticket has been purchased for their transportation. The items will be placed on the seat next to the passenger. The weight of each item may not exceed 32 kg and the overall dimensions are limited to:

  • cello and guitar: 35 cm x 50 cm x 150 cm (Boeing flights, Bombardier CS300 flights) or 35 cm x 40 cm x 135 cm (Bombardier Q400 flights);
  • other items: 43 cm x 45 cm x 95 cm (Boeing flights, Bombardier CS300 flights) or 42 cm x 43 cm x 85 cm (Bombardier Q400 flights).

Tickets for such items can be purchased at airBaltic ticket offices or travel agencies only, together with an adult ticket. In order to arrange the transportation of such items, the traveller should contact the airBaltic ticket office or local travel agency.

Small fragile items and musical instruments that do not require an extra seat may be allowed on board as extra hand luggage and in exchange for a fee of €60 if paid via the online payment form or at airport ticket offices. When purchased at airport ticket offices, the cost is €60. This is the price for one-way flight only.

A maximum of 1 extra piece of hand luggage per passenger is allowed. The weight of each item may not exceed 8 kg and the overall dimensions are limited to 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm (the only exception is the violin – the maximum allowed case length is 80 cm).

Ship your items instead

If you do not want to take risks by taking oversized or awkward items of sports equipment or musical instruments on the plane with you, there is another solution that might be just what you need, namely baggage shipping. What is more, Eurosender enables you to book this service at an extremely low price while making sure that your belongings are transported only by reliable logistics services. You can simply request an offer and our team will provide you with a price.

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airBaltic pet policy

airBaltic allows for animals (cats and dogs) to be transported on board their planes. The pets can travel inside the cabin (as hand luggage) or in the cargo hold (as checked baggage) – the choice depends on the animal’s weight and size.

To transport a pet in the cabin, the cost is €60 per route. If the animal travels in the cargo hold, the cost depends on the weight of the animal an can be either €100 or €200.


Alternative to airline baggage fees – Eurosender


Choosing a low-cost airline is a good option when travelling on a budget. However, the costs can significantly increase if you have many items that you want to take with you. The fees for extra-baggage or for overweight baggage can add up quickly and turn a cheap flight ticket into a considerable expense.

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Every shipment has a basic insurance coverage included in the price of the shipping and it can be upgraded to higher coverage, based on your needs. We only work with the most reputable logistics providers in Europe, so you can rest assured that your belongings are in good hands. The door-to-door shipping service gives you the convenience of travelling light, without breaking the bank.

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Airlines reserve the right to change policies at any times. Therefore, this information is subject to change and is based on data collected on airBaltic website on 31/05/2019.