Checked baggages


How many checked baggages can you transport free of charge? What is the maximum weight authorized by baggage? Here is the main information to prepare your journeys.


Your baggage allowance indicates the number of baggage that you can transport in the hold at no extra charge. The authorized allowance is indicated on your e-ticket or travel document by the code 1PC or 2PC.


There are 2 types of allowance according to the lines:

  • The allowance for the number of baggage items (ex. 2 baggage items of 23kg each)
  • An allowance for the weight of all baggage items (ex. 23 kg of total baggage)


In general, the maximum dimensions of a checked baggage item are the following: height + width + depth = 158cm


Refer to the table below to see which allowance applies to your trip if you are flying on an Aircalin-only ticket.



Noumea <> Wallis

Noumea <> Port Vila

Noumea <> France

(with our airline partners)

Other lines on the Aircalin network

Economy Class

A total of 23 kg of baggage

A total of 23 kg of baggage

1 or 2 baggage items of 23 kg

(depending on the airline in partnership)

1 baggage item of 23 kg

Premium Economy Class

- -

2 baggage items of 23 kg (depending on the airline in partnership)

2 baggage item of 23 kg

Business Hibiscus Class

A total of 30 kg of baggage

A total of 30 kg of baggage

2 baggage items of 32 kg

2 baggage items of 23 kg each


child - 2 years old

all booking classes



10 kg of baggage

1 baggage item of 10 kg

+ 1 Cradle

or 1 Pushchair

or 1 Baby seat



Our partner companies who ensure the continuation of your trip beyond the Aircalin network have their own baggage regulations. If you have an airline ticket for another company although you are travelling on an Aircalin flight, the applicable baggage allowance is marked on your airline ticket. You must refer to your ticket or the website of the company that issued the ticket to know your baggage rights if their allowances differ from Aircalin’s.



If you require more baggage?

Bring all you need by booking an Extra Baggage.

The prepaid excess is not available on flights operated by our partners.


Sport equipments

The following regulations apply to direct Aircalin-operated flights. If your trip includes flights operated by other airline companies, please refer to their baggage regulations.  


On Aircalin-operated flights and for Aircalin passengers only, you have the right to one supplementary baggage item of 23kg per passenger for the following sports equipment:


  • Scuba equipment*
  • Golfing equipment (a bag)
  • Surfboard, kite surfing and windsurfing boards*
  • Bicycles*
  • Hunting equipment, hunt and sport guns and ammunition*
  • Fishing equipment (2 rods, 1 reel, 1 landing net)
  • Snow ski / Snowboard and Water ski equipment
  • Horse riding equipment
  • Any other sports equipment upon presentation of a sport licence relating to the equipment transported


*See below for more information


  • See that your equipment is well packed and that the addition of the three dimensions of the baggage is less than 3m.
  • Request must be done at least 48H before departure
  • In case of excess baggage on this allowance, a levy is applied. See tariffs.
  • The additional allowance for sports equipment only apply to Aircalin passengers travelling on direct Aircalin-operated flights.
  • Except on Fiji, Wallis and Port-Vila routes where the additionnal allowance for sport equipment is 10 kg.



Scuba Equipment

You can check in the following items on Aircalin operated services:

  • face mask
  • fins (pair)
  • harness
  • pressure gauge
  • regulator
  • safety vest
  • snorkel
  • tank
  • weight belt


The bottles of compressed air must be empty and regulator tap open. This equipment is accepted exclusively in the hold.

The bottles of pure oxygen are prohibited.

The torches of scuba diving are accepted on condition that the batteries or batteries have been withdrawn, this in order to avoid any risk of accidental ignition of the lamp.

The acceptance of this baggage is made only after verification and agreement of Load Control Service or Supervisor of the flight in completing the Aicalin Transportation approval for Dangerous goods.



Acceptance as checked baggage but with: 

  • The pedals dismounted or ski lifts to the interior, 
  • The tires slightly deflated, 
  • The handlebar parallel to the frame. 
  • The whole of the projecting parts protected by a strong packaging.

The small cartridges of non-inflammable gas (containing carbon dioxide or any other gas belonging to division 2.2 of the IATA regulations without subsidiary risk) to inflate tyres, are authorised up to 4 per person on the condition that the water capacity of each cartridge does not exceed 50mL.



In the case of carbon dioxide, a gas cartridge with a water capacity of 50 mL is equivalent to a cartridge of 28g.



Surfboard, kite surfing and windsurfing boards

The board with a length >250 cm and <300cm can be accepted with prior agreement and depending of the procedures of local safety of each stopover (departure, arrival, correspondence). The passengers are invited to contact their Aircalin local agent before departure.



Hunting equipment, guns and ammunition

Request must be done at least 48H before departure. Sports or hunting guns and their corresponding small calibre ammunition may be transported on Aircalin flights, on the condition that the following regulations are respected:



The authorised ammunition are cartridges for sports and hunting guns of Division 1.4S,  UN0012 and UN0014 and are for use with guns of a calibre equal to, or less than 19.1mm. The ammunition are to be used in guns of a calibre equal to or less than 19.1 mm. The ammunition is reserved for personal use. Explosive or inflammable projectile ammuntions are excluded.


Quantity and weight:

The gross maximum weight of the authorised ammunition (including packaging) is 5 kilos per passenger and per package.


Packaging / Type of baggage

  • The ammunition must be packed in its original packaging or any other suitable packaging, which is a packaging in which the ammunition is packed in tightly without any spaces left; or, if it remains, it must be filled with filler material to stop the cartridges moving.
  • Carriage in bulk of cartridges in a container is not permitted.
  • Firearms must be unloaded, must not contain any ammunition and the safety catch must be on. They must be conveniently packed in a cover, a case or a bag.
  • The case or the bag must not contain anything identifying its contents (Tag, « Explosives », ...) 
  • The weapons and/or the ammunition must be placed in checked baggage, they are strictly forbidden from being carried in the cabin.
  • The weapons and ammunition can be carried in the same baggage item on the condition that they are packed separately. 



The weapons and ammunition must be declared during check-in and will be subject to the acceptance of Aircalin on the Aircalin operated flights. The sole responsibility rests with the passenger wishing to transit or enter a country with weapons and/or ammunition to ensure he has the authorisation required by the government of that country.



Ammunition of a caliber greater than 19.1 mm or other than those already mentioned above, or quantities of ammunition greater than 5 kg gross per passenger or per package, will not be accepted in passenger baggage and must be carried as cargo.


Taking into account the Company’s duties to the authorities of the different countries it serves, passengers wishing to carry firearms and/or ammunition must inform Aircalin when they book their ticket and at least two working days before the departure date


For example

For New Caledonia, authorisations for the carriage of firearms (import, temporary or definitive export) are issued by the French High Commission.


For flights to and from Fiji or transiting through Fiji, the carriage of ammunition requires a prior authorisation from the local authorities.


Refer to the list of conditionally authorised and forbidden products on the « List of dangerous items »

  • WARNING: camping stoves, as with mixed butane/propane bottles, propane and inflammable liquids, are forbidden in cabin and checked baggage.
  • Water-skiiing or skiing equipment (a pair of shoes, skis and poles)




For your own safety, the international regulatory authorities have banned and restricted the carriage of certain dangerous items. The information below applies to Aircalin operated flights operated only. If your flight is operated by an Aircalin partner company, you should check the information with the company operating the flight.  




Check the ‘The list of dangerous items’ to see which items are authorised and which need to be declared at the airport.



Completely forbidden items:

• Fuses

• Detonator and detonating cords

• Mines, grenades and other military explosives

• Smoke bombs and cartridges

• Dynamite, powder and plastic explosives

• Briefcase with alarm system

• Electrical weapons such as tasers

• Stunning weapons such as pepper spray and tear gas

• Gas such as a camping stove, gas bottles

• Corrosives such as mercury, electrolyte batteries, stripper, bleach, chlorine

• Explosives such as fireworks, flares, bangers, firecrackers

• Conbustible liquids such as petrol, paint, lacquer, varnish, thinner, solvent, acetone

• Combustible solids such as matches

• Oxydising substances such as bleaching powders

• Chemical products, fertiliser, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides

• Toxic and infectious materials

• Radioactive material

• Magnetic materials

• Car shock absorber




Lithium cells or batteries contained in computers and mobile phones, tablets, cameras and other portable electronic devices are considered as dangerous items according to international regulations when they are transported without any special precautions.

To know more about the carriage of lithium cells or batteries, refer to the ‘information about the carriage of lithium batteries’ document.  

Carriage of damaged, defective or recalled battery or device in not authorized in passengers baggage.

However, if a damaged, defective or recalled battery or device have been carried by inadvertence on board an aircraft, make sure to :

- keep the battery or device turned off

- protect it from accidental activation (also disabling any features that may turn it on)

- keep it on the person  

- not charge it at any time

When a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure immediately inform the cabin crew




Electronic cigarettes, including electronic cigars and other personnal vaporisers containing lithium batteries are forbidden in passengers’ checked baggage. They must be kept on your person or in the cabin baggage. You are not permitted to recharge the devices on board the aircraft.




Camping stove gas bottles, as well as butane/propane mixed bottles, bottles of propane and inflammable liquids, are prohibited in cabin and checked baggage.




Internal combustion engines or fuel cell engines including devices such as strimmers, chainsaws, hedge-cutters, lawn mowers, etc., transported separately or as part of the machine or any other devices, whether they have been used or new, are not authorised in Aircalin checked baggage.


Carriage of self balancing devices powered by lithium batteries as per Hoverboards, Airboards, Oxboards, E-skateboards, Waveboards, U-runners, etc. is totally forbidden on passengers and crew members  carry-on and checked-baggage  on all Aircalin network.