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Luggage Policy

Standard Luggage Allowance


  • ​All customers have a baggage allowance of 20kg which must be checked-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • One small personal item maybe taken on board with you such as a laptop or handbag.
  • Excess baggage beyond your free allowance will be subject to space availability on the day of travel and will incur additional charges.
  • Infants travelling free of charge do not have a luggage allowance.
  • Car seats, pushchairs, bikes surfboards and the likes are classed as excess items and will incur additional charges and be subject to space availability on the day of travel.

Sounds Air does not guarantee carriage of excess/oversized luggage or unaccompanied freight; carriage of such items is subject to space and weight availability.

Excess and Oversized Luggage Charges

Push Bikes (disassembled and bagged)* $50
Car Seats $10
Push Chairs $20
Wheel Chairs FREE
Golf Clubs $10
Surf Boards/Skis* $10
Cats/Small Dogs** $15
Unaccompanied Cats/Small Dogs ** $50
Other Freight $3/kg
Unaccompanied Freight (Minimum charge $30, covers first 5kgs) $7/kg

*Customers travelling Wellington - Taupo, Wellington - Westport and Blenheim - Napier routes are advised due to space restrictions on our aircraft we cannot transport Snow/ Water Skies, Snow Boards, Surf Boards or push bikes. If you wish to discuss this further please call our reservations office

**All animals carried on Sounds Air must be in a cage suitable for air travel, supplied by the customer. Maximum cage dimensions are:- 

37cm high

35cm wide

50cm long

A $10 fee will apply for transportation of empty cages.

Luggage Compartment Sizes

The diagram below is an indication of the measurements of the luggage compartments on our Cessna Caravan aircraft which operates on the following routes:

  • Wellington to Blenheim
  • Wellington to Picton
  • Wellington to Nelson
  • Blenheim to Paraparaumu
  • Paraparaumu to Nelson 

Luggage compartment

Below is the compartment size of our Pilatus PC12 aircraft that operates on the following routes:-

  • Wellington to Westport
  • Wellington to Taupo
  • Blenheim to Napier

Luggage compartment

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