Checked baggage

Checked baggage means passenger baggage, accepted by a Carrier under its custody for which such Carrier has issued a baggage tag.

Each piece of checked baggage should be in a good condition, ensuring its preservation during transportation and handling under normal conditions and excluding the possibility of access to the contents. The baggage that does not comply with the present requirements is not allowed for transportation.

Baggage that has external damages that do not affect its safety during transportation and handling under normal conditions can be accepted for transportation as checked baggage subject to the consent of the Carrier. The presence and type of damage shall be confirmed by the passenger's signature.

The check-in baggage is transported in a cargo compartment of the aircraft.

In case the weight of one piece of baggage in a packed form exceeds 32 kg, it is accepted for carriage only as cargo.

Free check-in baggage allowance for 1 person:

Passenger category Maximum number of pieces Maximum weight of 1 piece (packed)
Business class 2 pieces 32 kg each
Economy class Depending on brand conditions Depending on brand conditions
Gold and silver tier members of “Belavia Leader” program In accordance with “Belavia Leader” program rules In accordance with “Belavia Leader” program rules

The checked baggage of passengers, one piece of which in a packed form does not exceed in size 158 cm in three dimensions and in weight 32 kg, is accepted for transportation by BELAVIA flights.

In case of granting the privilege “Upgrade on board” to “Belavia Leader” FFP members of the Gold level, the free checked baggage allowance specified in the ticket is maintained according to the initial booking.

Attention! Please note that all economy class tickets for Belavia flights purchased before 18.11.2019 include free baggage allowance for 1 piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg and not exceeding 158 cm in the sum of three dimensions.

On code sharing flights with other carriers the baggage allowance rules of the Carrier performing a flight may apply. In the event when transportation is carried out on flights of two and more carriers, including code sharing flights with other carriers, the free baggage allowance is determined by the rules of the most significant Carrier (MSC) on route.

The free checked baggage allowance per passenger on charter flights must be specified while buying a ticket.

Free baggage allowance does not apply to:

  • oversized baggage (one piece in three dimensions exceeds the established size of: 158 cm for passenger baggage or 115 cm for baggage of infants from 0 to 2 years or 210 cm for sports equipment);
  • weapons with ammunition and other baggage that needs special transportation
  • TV sets, tape recorders and audio, video, home appliances weighing more than 10 kg;
  • pets and birds, with the exception of guide dogs accompanying blind / deaf passengers (guide dogs are transported in the passenger cabin of the aircraft in excess of the established free baggage allowance, free of additional charge);
  • flowers, plant seedlings, food greens weighing more than 5 kg;
  • courier mail and parcels weighing more than 5 kg.

The transportation of the above-mentioned items is paid according to their actual number of pieces regardless of the amount of passenger's baggage.

Pay your special attention that hazardous materials carriage rules and allowances may differ between airlines. Be attentive if you have several flights performed by different carriers in one itinerary. Read the rules on their official sites or contact their call centers.

If you are still not sure about some materials, please, look through IATA list or their special website section.

Here you also can see the list of the items and substances prohibited for transportation in baggage.


Belavia – Belarusian Airlines is not responsible for the fragile items included in the checked baggage, perishable goods, banknotes, jewelry, precious metals, securities and other valuables, business and personal documents, medical certificates, medicines, keys, video cameras, photo cameras, portable personal computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment, regardless of whether the air carrier knows about the presence of these things in the checked baggage or not.