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Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy for Excess baggage rate. Learn More.

Click here Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Policy when journey involves Ethiopian Airlines and Partner Airlines except any points to/from North America.

The applicable charge for baggage weight in excess of the free baggage allowance varies for each sector except for travel to/from the USA/Canada where the piece system shall apply.
For travellers to US and Canada, please visit the following link to see the applicable excess baggage rate for the sector.


Terms and conditions

Economy: up to 2 pieces, each with a maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum sum of dimension equal to 158 cm (62 in.) Cloud Nine: up to 2 pieces, each with a maximum weight of 32 kg (70 lbs.) and a maximum sum of dimension equal to 158 cm (62 in.) or 3 pieces 23 kg each. For more detail please click here :

Passenger baggage that exceeds the limits of free baggage allowance allowed by Ethiopian airlines and for which extra fee must therefore be paid.

No, only the flat rate per KG is available at the airport. The sporting equipment and animals are to be booked at nearest Ethiopian airlines ticketing office or website prior to your flight. check the terms and condition applied for your excess baggage charges. For other enquiries contact your local offices, Click Here

Any baggage with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight

No, Payment is non-refundable/non-re routable unless the cancelation is involuntary by Ethiopian airlines.


BetweenAndFlat TV Size Fee within Free Baggage allowance (FBA)Fee ( Excess above FBA + TV Handling Fee)
USA/Canada ALL ET online Less than 42”FreeUSD225
42'' - 55''
USD200USD 425
56”-65”USD300USD 525
ALL ET online 42”-55”USD150USD 390
56”-65”USD200USD 475
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD150USD 400
56”-65”USD200USD 550
Asia except Bangkok
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD100USD 350
56”-65”USD 160USD 510
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''GBP 100GBP 280
56”-65”GBP 150GBP 400
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 300 
56”-65”USD 250USD 550
Europe except London/Manchester/Oslo/Istanbul
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 340
56”-65”USD 100USD 425
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 100USD 491
56”-65”USD 100USD 644
Sao paulo/Buenos Aires
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 280
56”-65”USD 80USD 340
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 494
56”-65”USD 80USD 656
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 471
56”-65”USD 80USD 624
ALL ET online 42'' - 55''USD 80USD 230
56”-65”USD 80USD 300
ALL ET online 42”-55”USD 80USD 260
56”-65”USD 80USD 330
Within Africa 
42”-55”USD 80USD 280
56”-65”USD 80USD 330
Domestic Flight
42”-55”ETB 500ETB 1650
56”-65”ETB 500ETB 2100


Flat TV with 66" and above is not accepted as accompanied baggage and may be carried as Cargo per cargo procedure & Rate

Valid on/after 6-MAY-21



Guide dogs for the blind and deaf that passenger depends on are transported free of charge on all Ethiopian flights and may also travel inside the cabin. Please remember to notify Ethiopian of regarding the guide dog ahead of time.

Additional applicable charge should be collected for interline carriage for both non code share and code share flights. For more information click here

Yes, Ethiopian accepts Dog or Cat into the cabin with limited number per compartment (2 in Economy class and 1 in business class) with a box measuring dimensions not more than 55X40X20cms and does not exceed 8kgs including transport container.

Yes, if dog or cat contained in boxes not larger than 55X40X20cms dimension, otherwise shall not be accepted in cabin and therefore shall be loaded in belly.

Governmental restrictions regarding pet carriage and acceptance vary from country to country. Please contact your nearest Ethiopian Airlines office or your travel agent Owner assumes all risk for injury sickness or death of any pet accepted for transportation, and assumes responsibility for compliance with all governmental regulations and restrictions. Ethiopian will not be responsible in the event that any pet is refused carriage into or through, any state, country or territory

One pet up to 32 kg is allowed, and pet that is more than 32 KG shall be transported as cargo per cargo procedure.

Pets shall be transported in cabin or baggage compartment if the weight of the pet is up 32 kg , and shall be transport as cargo if the weight exceeds 32 kg.

  1. These excess baggage rates are only applicable on ET operated flights.
  2. These excess baggage rates shall be applicable per PORTION and ADD should be a transfer point   (e.g. for the one way itinerary  London-Addis Ababa-Zanzibar, the Excess baggage charge shall be assessed for London-Zanzibar), but  if Addis Ababa is a stopover  then charge shall be accessed per sector   as  London-Addis Ababa plus Addis Ababa-Zanzibar
  3. The excess baggage charge for sporting equipment can be collected in local currency of the departure station.
  4. Provided that the below three criteria are fulfilled, any sporting equipment shall be transported for free on Ethiopian flights.

    4.1. The passenger is carrying only 1 checked-in baggage, making the sporting equipment the 2nd PC

    4.2.  The weight of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 23 Kgs even if it is the 2nd PC.

    4.3.  The dimension of the sporting equipment is less than or equal to 158cms or 62 inches,

  5. Any equipment in excess of the applicable weight and dimension (i.e. 23kgs & 158cms/62 inches respectively) shall be transported as excess baggage based on the established excess baggage rates provided that the dimension fit into the aircraft's belly.   Payment is non-refundable/non-re routable and NON-ENDORSABLE
  6. Ethiopian shall not carry Jet Ski
  7. All other rules and regulations concerning sporting equipment shall be governed by Ethiopian baggage handling and excess baggage handling policies and procedures.
  8. Payment methods to pay for excess luggage
    • Cash
    • Invoice when the passenger or his Company is on Ethiopian Credit List
    • Miscellaneous Charges Order (MCO)
    • Credit Cards
    • Government Excess Baggage Authorization (GEBA) - if you are traveling under the auspices of any Government you can use GEBA to pay for excess baggage.
No Type of sporting equipment Code Rate Description
1 Scuba, Angling or Diving Equipment SPEQ

A diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator, an empty tank bottle, a lamp (switched off, energy source separately packed, removed battery protected against short circuit)
2 Horse Riding equipment SPEQ A saddle, a set of horse harness, a horse whip, a pair of riding boots, a bareback pad, 1 set of polo sticks
3 Inline-skates SPEQ A pair of inline skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet
4 Bowling Equipent SPEQ A bowling bag, a bowling ball, a pair of shoes
5 Hockey equipment SPEQ A hockey bag, hockey sticks, a pair of ice skates, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet
6 Tennis-/ Squash-/ Badminton-Equipment SPEQ A set of rackets and balls packed in a bag
7 Snow skiing Equipment SPEQ

A pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots, a helmet
8 Golfing Equipment SPEQ A golf bag containing one set of golf clubs, golf balls and tees, a pair of golf shoes
9 Bicycle-Bike BIKE A regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or a special children's trolley to use with a bike or a one-wheel bike
10 Kite surfboard SPEQ A kite, a board
11 Archery equipment SPEQ A set of bow and arrow packed in a durable protective container
12 Parachuting/Paragliding equipment SPEQ A set of Parachute Equipment packed in a container
13 Sporting/Hunting Weapns plus Amunations SPEQ Sporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations and if packed in a separate bag)
14 Javelins SPEQ A set of javelin equipment packed in a container
15 Fishing equipment SPEQ A tackle box or a haversack or an angler's basket, a rod, a bag or a box
16 Skate board SPEQ A board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet
17 Alpinist equipment/Haiking/walking SPEQ A backpack, an ice pick, a pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of poles
18 Fencing Equipment SPEQ 1 bag including helmet, fencing uniform and fencing sword
19 Waveboard SPEQ A board, a set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), a helmet
20 Wake board SPEQ A wake board
21 Waterski Equipment SPEQ A pair of water ski or a slalom water ski
22 Snow board SPEQ A snowboard, a pair of boots, a helmet
23 Surf boarding Equipment SPEQ

A board (up to 3m)
24 Wind surfer,Ski BOB SPEQ A board, a sail, a boom, a mast, a gear bag
25 Hang Gliding Equipment SPEQ A set of hang gliding equipment packed in a container
26 Canoe, Kayak SPEQ A canoe or a kayak (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles
27 Vaulting Poles SPEQ A set of vaulting poles packed in a container
28 Boogie board/Body board SPEQ a board
29 Long board SPEQ A board (exceeding 2m)
30 Rubber dinghy/boat SPEQ A rubber dinghy (no motor attached); 1 set of paddles

Surf board with total dimension of less than or equal to 300cm (118 Inches) can be taken as part of the free checked-in baggage only on ET operated flights. This rule is applicable only on wide body aircrafts, and shall not be applicable on B737 aircrafts due to dimension restriction.

Any sporting equipment with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight.

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