Dangerous Goods

Dangerous GoodsRestricted articles

Articles that may pose a risk to the safety of other passengers and crew may not be carried in your hand baggage or check-in baggage.


Below is a summary.

  • Liquids in your hand baggageDangerous Goods
  • Firearms
  • Pointed/edged weapons & objects
  • Blunt instruments
  • Explosives and flammable substances
  • Chemical and toxic substances

Liquids in your hand baggage

Liquids may only be carried in your hand baggage in small amounts not exceeding 100 ml ( 3.4 oz) per article. These must be placed in a transparent and sealable plastic bag with a volume of no more than 1 litre. The bag must be closed and the articles must fit inside easily. One transparent plastic bag may be taken per person.



In your hand baggage or check-in baggage you may not carry articles which are or appear capable of firing a projectile or causing injury, such as:

  • Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
  • BB guns (ball bearing guns)
  • Catapults
  • Crossbows
  • Firearm components (except telescopic viewing equipment and view finders)
  • Firearms (pistols, revolvers, rifles, etc.)
  • Harpoons and spear gunsDangerous Goods
  • Humane animal killers
  • Industrial staple and nail guns
  • Jewellery or amulets made out of live bullets or empty bullet shells
  • Lighters
  • Replica and imitation firearms
  • Signal flare pistols
  • Starting pistols
  • Stun or shocking devices, e.g. cattle prods and ballistic conducted energy systems
  • Toy guns

Under certain conditions and prior approval some firearms and ammunition intended for sports and hunting purposes may be carried as check-in baggage.

Pointed/edged weapons & objects

In your hand baggage you may not carry pointed or edged objects that could cause injury, such as:

  • Arrows and darts
  • Axes and hatchets
  • Climbing irons
  • Harpoons and spears
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Ice skates
  • Jack-knives or flick knives with blades of any length
  • Knives, including ceremonial knives, with a blade of more than 6 cm (2.5 inches), made of metal or other material strong enough to be used as a weapon
  • Machetes
  • Meat cleaversDangerous Goods
  • Open razors (excluding safety or disposable razors with blades enclosed in cartridges)
  • Sabres, swords and sword sticks
  • Scalpels
  • Scissors with blades more than 6 cm in length
  • Ski and walking/hiking poles
  • Throwing stars
  • Tools that could be used as a pointed or edged weapon, e.g. drills and drill bits, Stanley knives, utility knives, all saws, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, wrenches and spanners, soldering equipment

Blunt instruments

In your hand baggage you may not take any blunt instruments which have the potential to cause injury, such as:

  • Baseball and softball bats
  • Billiard, snooker and pool cues
  • Cricket bats
  • Fishing rods
  • Golf clubs
  • Hockey sticks
  • Kayak or canoe paddles
  • Lacrosse sticks
  • Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckledusters, sticks, clubs, flails, numchucks, kubatons and kubasaunts
  • Rigid and flexible clubs or batons, e.g. truncheons, blackjacks and batons
  • Skateboards,
  • Hover & Self Balancing & Gravity oards, E-skates; all with Lithium battery

Dangerous GoodsExplosives and flammable substances

In your hand baggage or check-in baggage you may not take any explosive or highly flammable substances which may pose a risk to the health or property of passengers and crew or to the safety of the aircraft, such as:

  • Aerosol spray paint cans
  • Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% by volume (140% proof)
  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Explosives and explosive devices
  • Fireworks or flares in any form (including firecrackers and toy caps)
  • Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol
  • Gas and gas bottles, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen in large volumes
  • Grenades
  • Matches, except safety matches
  • Mines and other explosive military devices
  • Replica or imitation explosive materials or explosives
  • Smoke grenades or cartridges
  • Turpentine and paint thinner

Dangerous GoodsChemical and toxic substances

It is strictly prohibited to take any chemical or toxic substances with you that may pose a risk to the health or property of passengers and crew or to the safety of the aircraft. These include:

  • Acids and alkalis, e.g. spillable ‘wet’ batteries
  • Corrosive or bleaching substances, e.g. mercury and chlorine
  • Disabling or incapacitating sprays, e.g. mace, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Infectious or biologically hazardous material, e.g. infected blood, bacteria and viruses
  • Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive material, e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes

For additional information please contact your travel agency or one of our ticketing offices.