Transporting animals in the aircraft

Illustration zeigt eine Katze und einen Hund vor der Transportbox // Illustration shows a cat and a dog in front of the pet transport box

You can take your dog or cat with you on Lufthansa flights.1,2 Please read the following information carefully before booking a flight with your pet.

1 The transport of dogs and cats belonging to snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds has been subject to restrictions from 1 January 2020.
2 Existing, confirmed bookings, including those scheduled after 1 January 2020, remain valid.

A good trip for your precious pet

Depending upon the kind of animal, its weight and size, and the regulations applicable in different countries, transport is possible at an extra cost either as additional carry-on baggage in the passenger cabin or as excess baggage in the aircraft’s air-conditioned cargo hold. Lufthansa Cargo also offers the transport of the above-listed animals and other species as air freight. Special rules apply to assistance dogs. Please note that because of local circumstances and restrictions, the transport of large animals in the cargo hold to certain destinations is not possible.

What travel options apply to which animals?

The transport options for animals with Lufthansa depend upon the kind of animal, as well as its weight and size. Further information is available on this page and the following pages.

General advice on transporting animals on Lufthansa flights