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Special Baggage Types

Musical Instruments

The transport of musical instruments is allowed on all Olympic Air flights, as baggage or as carry-on luggage (maximum 80kg).  In all instances, the instrument must be carried in a safety case (hardcase).

In order to transport a musical instrument as hand luggage, its dimensions and weight must not exceed the allowance for hand luggage (maximum weight of 8 kilos, maximum dimensions cm 55 x 40 x 23).  If however, the musical instrument exceeds this allowance but nonetheless you wish to carry it in the cabin,  you must request the booking of an additional seat next to yours while making your reservation. The charge for the additional seat will be identical to that for your seat, less the tax and other charges, will be paid at the time that passenger’s ticket is issued.

The maximum dimensions of the instrument should not exceed: cm 140 x 58 x 32 if placed on the cabin floor and cm 110 x 42 x 50 if placed on the seat. If you choose to transport your musical instrument as baggage, you will be asked to sign a document in which you agree that you assume the responsibility for the transport (Limited Release Form).

For codeshare flights not operated by Olympic Air aircraft, please contact the respective carrier's website for details on baggage allowance.

Sports’ equipment

Taking into consideration the convenience and overall service of its passengers, Olympic Air has simplified the transport of sports equipment.

Passengers, who carry sports or other special equipment, may calculate the quantity and type of equipment, such as skis, diving equipment, bicycle, windsurf, fishing gear, canoe, snow bike, etc., by consulting the additional guidelines in the Olympic Air website.

 Small size equipment
  • up to 15 kilos and not exceed 1.40 meters in length
  • No charges within normal baggage allowance specifications.  There extra charges when baggage allowance is exceeded
 Medium size equipment
  • 15 to 32 kilos and with total length 1.41 to 2.00 meters.
  • Extra charges irrelevant of free baggage allowance
 Large size equipment
  • 15 to 32 kilos and is longer than 2 metres.
  • Extra charges irrelevant of free baggage allowance

The table below demonstrates the special baggage categories in detail:

 Category  Type of Equipment  Charge 
 Small  Golf/ Snow Ski/ Water Ski  EUR 35.00
 Diving Gear/Scuba
 Medium  Fishing Gear  EUR 55.00
 Water Ski/Snow Ski
 Snowboard
 Kayaks
 Bicycle, Tandem
 Surfboard
 Kite
 Kite Surfing
 Large
 
 SNOWBIKE  EUR 80.00
 WINDSURF
 HANG GLIDER
 CANOE
 VAULTING POLE

  • Golfing equipment

One set of golf clubs and one pair of golf shoes.
The first set is free of charge

  • Snow Ski

A set of snow ski equipment may consist of: One pair of skis, one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski boots or One snow board and one pair of boots.
The first set is free of charge.

  • Water Ski

A set of water ski equipment may consist of: One pair of standard water skis or One slalom water ski.
The first set is free of charge.

  • Bicycles, Tandem

Bicycles, Tandem may be carried as checked baggage or cargo.
1. They must be properly packed in a strong purpose-made cardboard box.
2. Tyres should be deflated, pedals removed, and handlebars turned and fixed lengthways.

For the transportation of any sports' equipment passengers must contact the Reservations Department at least 48 hours prior to departure, so that the transportation may be registered and confirmed. For travel on Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, as the limitations are very strict, contacting the Reservations Department is considered mandatory. The equipment must be safely packed in order to reduce the possibility of damage and upon check in it is possible to be asked to sign a form, in which the passenger accepts full responsibility for the carriage (Limited Release Form).

For flights carried out by our Code share Partners, please refer to the specified code share partner website for information on a specific carrier's baggage policy.

Sporting weapons and ammunition, personal weapons

Firearms designed for sporting purposes, such as target pistols and rifles, air guns, safari rifles, hunting rifles, etc., as well as personal weapons may be carried as checked baggage on Olympic Air flights under the following conditions:

1. The firearm must be completely unloaded and, if possible, dismantled and packed inside a suitcase or standard gun case.

2. Ammunition must be securely stored in a strong metallic sealed box.

3. The maximum gross weight of the ammunition carried by any single passenger is 5kg Passengers travelling in groups must carry ammunition in their own metallic sealed box, with no single box carrying more than the 5kg limit.

 Category  Type of Equipment   Charge
 Medium: 15 to 32 kilos & with
 total length 1.21 to 2.00 meters.
 Sporting Weapons & Ammunition, personal weapons  EUR 55.00* 

*Exemption: 
There is no charge for:  Arms of police officers and security guards holding valid gun license for guarding purposes only. The same holds for the swords belonging to army officers.

For the transportation of any sports' equipment passengers must contact the Reservations Department at least 48 hours prior to departure, so that the transportation may be registered and confirmed. For travel on Bombardier Q-400 aircraft, as the limitations are very strict, contacting the Reservations Department is considered mandatory. The equipment must be safely packed in order to reduce the possibility of damage and upon check in it is possible to be asked to sign a form, in which the passenger accepts full responsibility for the carriage (Limited Release Form).

For flights carried out by our Code share Partners, please refer to the specified code share partner website for information on a specific carrier's baggage policy.