Animals and Birds

Animals and birds are admitted for carriage on Utair aircraft upon preliminary arrangement made with UTair and so far as such carriage is permitted by the country of destination or transit in case of international flights.

Carriage of animals and birds on international flights is governed by the laws of the countries of departure, transit and destination. For details, please apply to the Consulate of the departure, transit or destination country.

Please coordinate the carriage of an animal or a bird with the Company or its authorized agent when booking or paying for your ticket.

Upon the Company’s permission animals (cats and dogs) can be admitted into the cabin. The weight of such animals must not exceed 10 kg (including the weight of the carrier container). The Company may refuse to admit an animal to the cabin, if not coordinated in advance. Cats, dogs and birds can be carried as checked baggage in the hold.
Carriage of the following animals (in the cabin or as checked baggage in the hold) is prohibited:
- gnawing mammals;
- reptiles;
- arthropodas;
- fish and fish seed, marine animals that must be transported in water;
- diseased or test animals;
- animals that weigh with the carrier container more than 50 kg.

An animal or a bird carried in the cabin or in the hold must be placed into an air permeable carrier container, to a cage or a basket of sufficient size (excluding assistance dogs). The bottom of such container, cage or basket must be waterproof and covered with absorbing material. Bird cages must be covered with thick lightproof fabric. The total of the three dimensions of the container or cage used for the carriage of an animal in the cabin must not exceed 55х40х20 cm or 203 cm when carried inside the hold. The animal/bird carrier container must be equipped with handles for carrying.

The weight of an animal or a bird, including the weight of the container (cage or basket) and food intended for consumption during the flight is not included into free baggage allowance and shall be paid for by the passenger in accordance with the rate established by the airline.

Please note that taking care of your pet during the flight, feeding it, providing it with drinking water and care is your responsibility, the Company cannot bear any liability for the wellbeing of your pet.

Recognized assistance dogs accompanying blind or deaf passengers travel inside the cabin free of charge. Such dogs must hold a certificate of special training received by them and a veterinary certificate, and wear a collar and a muzzle. Passengers travelling with assistance dogs are allocated seats in the rear rows of the cabin and their dogs must be tied to the owner’s seat near the passenger’s feet. The airline must be notified of the dog in advance.

Unaccompanied animals can only travel on UTair flights as cargo. The shipper is responsible for providing true information about the animal’s health in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, including the following documents:
• a shipper’s certificate (the form can be obtained at the cargo terminal of the departure airport);
• permission from the import/export/transit country (for international flights);
• a veterinary certificate.

Please make sure that you have a proper container or a cage for your animal, as UTair cannot provide one. For safety reasons, animals can be accepted for carriage in closed containers only.

Such containers must meet the following requirements:
• the bottom of such container/cage must be waterproof and must be covered by absorbing material;
• the size of the container must be sufficient for the animal accepted for carriage;
• the container must be dry, clean, fitted with ventilation outlets and be equipped for loading and unloading.

Required documents:
When checking-in, a passenger travelling with an animal or a bird on a UTair flight must have and submit valid documents (certificates) relating to the health of such animal or bird issued by competent healthcare agencies, as well as permissions for export, transit and import in case of international travel.

Only documents issued by public veterinary clinics will be accepted, which will be considered valid for five days after the date of issue and until the beginning of carriage or storage. In order to be admitted for air travel, the animal must be vaccinated against rabies not earlier than one year and not later than one month before the carriage.

We recommend that passengers travelling with animals arrive at the airport in advance, at least two hours before departure, in order to have sufficient time to undergo all formalities.

Before check-in, you will need to pass veterinary control at the veterinary control office of the departure airport.

Additional information about transportation of pets can be obtained from the veterinary control office of the departure airport.

Veterinary control office in Vnukovo Airport, Moscow: + 7 (495) 436-83-63