Baggage Allowance Requirements
Due to flight safety regulations, all baggage carried by passengers, including hand luggage, must be presented at check-in.
Dear passengers, please note that baggage allowance depends on flight destination and service class.
Checked baggage refers to a passenger’s baggage, which the airline carries under its own responsibility, marked with a baggage tag and transported in the baggage compartment of the aircraft. We advise you to attach a personalized tag, indicating your name (in Latin letters), flight number, date and phone number to each piece of baggage. Personalized tags are available when purchasing the ticket or at the airport check-in desk.
Aurora applies a simplified scheme for determining baggage allowance based on the Piece Concept. The Piece Concept differs depending on the service class and/or the type of fare.
Baggage allowance for checked baggage and hand luggage
Service Class/booking class 1
Requirements for and weight of checked baggage (the sum of the three dimensions - 158 cm)
|Business Class||Economy Class||Lap infants up to two years without a separate seat provided|
|Checked baggage||Hand baggage||Checked baggage||Hand baggage||Checked baggage|
|International flights||B737/A319||2 pcs, 32 kg each||1 pc 15 kg||1 pc 23 kg||1 pc 10 kg||1 pc 10 kg|
|DHC-8||-||-||1 pc 5 kg|
|Far Eastern flights||B737/A319||2 pcs, 32 kg each||1 pc 15 kg||1 pc 23 kg||1 pc 10 kg|
|DHC-8||-||-||1 pc 5 kg|
|Sakhalin flights||-||1 pc 23 kg||1 pc 5 kg|
DHC-6 flights and Primosk flights
|-||1 pc 10 kg||
Included into checked baggage allowance
Dimensions shall not exceed:
- 158 cm – for checked baggage, economy and business class;
- 115 cm – for infant’s checked baggage with no regard to service class;
- 115 cm (55õ40x20) - for hand baggage, business and economy class on B737/A319;
- 75 cm (15õ25x35) for hand baggage, business and economy class on DHC-8.
If the total weight of the passenger’s baggage (including the weight of his/her hand luggage) does not exceed 10 kg, the number of pieces of baggage shall not be limited.
In case of transit flight, baggage is checked one time to the destination point. In case of flight from Russia to other countries, passenger’s baggage is not checked to the destination via Khabarovsk airport.
In case of transit flight operated by Aurora on all segments where different baggage allowance norms exist (first segment – one baggage – 1 piece, second segment – one baggage – 2 pieces) the larger norm will be valid for the whole route.
In addition to hand luggage, the following items are allowed in the aircraft cabin:
- walking stick/cane
- bouquet of flowers
- laptop computer, camera, video camera
- magazines, newspapers, books
- baby food
- carrycot, baby pram
- suit holdall
- cell telephone
- bag with Duty Free purchases
Passengers are not required to have these items weighed, checked in or labelled (except for oversized baby prams/carrycots).
Each piece of baggage is checked and tagged as transfer baggage to original point of destination. In case two separate air tickets are available (regardless of tickets booked), the baggage will be checked and tagged strictly to first STOPOVER, to turnover, point of destination specified in the air ticket. The same procedure applies to heavy or oversized baggage.
Due to local airport specifications and in accordance with state authority requirements the baggage of transfer passengers will not be handled (reloading from one flight to another) in the following airports:
- Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport (while connection of any flights);
- Khabarovsk international airport (while connection of Federal flights (located within Russian territory) into international flights and back);
- Vladivostok international airport (while connection of international flights into Federal ones (located within Russian territory).
In this case, you will need to obtain your baggage at transfer airport and follow to check-in counter for further baggage check.
If your baggage exceeds baggage allowance norms, (number of pieces, weight or sum of three dimensions), you must pay for checked excess baggage at the rates specified below. Excess baggage is carried subject to availability of space onboard the aircraft.
Excess baggage rates1
(Domestic and International flights)
|Category (excess baggage allowance)||Excess category||Rate in RUB (only for air carriage within the Russian Federation)||Rate in EUR (for other air carriage)|
|Number of pieces||2nd piece2||2500||50|
||3rd and additional pieces3||7500||150|
|Weight||Over 23 kg, but less than 32 kg||2500||100|
||Over 32 kg, but less than 50 kg||5000||150|
|Sum of three dimensions||Over 158 cm, but less than 203 cm||5000||100|
||Over 203 cm||7500||150|
1Payments made on the territory of the Russian Federation shall be in rubles at the current exchange rate on the payment date.
2Applies when checking one piece of additional baggage in excess of one piece of baggage allowance, i.e., not more than two pieces are checked.
3Applies when checking one or more pieces of additional baggage in excess of two pieces of baggage allowance, or when checking a third piece or additional pieces of baggage in excess of one piece of baggage allowance and one additional piece.
If a passenger’s baggage exceeds baggage allowance in several categories, the final rate shall be the total sum of relevant baggage rates for excess baggage payment.
Excess baggage rates for Sakhalin flights:
|Route||Excess category||Rate, rouble/kg|
|Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Okha –Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||1st piece over 23 kg./ 2nd and other pieces upon actual weight. / Over 158 cm the sum of the three dimensions||61|
|Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Iturup –Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||51|
|Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Yuzhno-Kurilsk –Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||53|
|Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Shachtersk –Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk||36|
Children from 2 to 12 years are entitled to the same baggage allowance as an adult passenger.
Lap infants up to two years are allowed one piece of checked baggage weighing less than 10 kg and the sum of three dimensions not exceeding 115 cm, regardless of the service class.
Baggage allowance requirements shall be valid for the entire route in each direction from the point of check-in to the first stopover point of more than 24 hours or to the final destination.
If you are traveling with heavy or oversized baggage (when weight of a single baggage piece exceeds 32 kg, but does not exceed 50 kg, and/or the sum of three dimensions of a single baggage piece exceeds 203 cm), you need to coordinate its carriage with the airline in advance, but no later than 36 hours before the scheduled time of departure.
New rules for hand baggage:
Airports located in the Russian Federation currently impose certain restrictions on the carriage of liquids, gels and aerosols in hand luggage.
This restriction applies to water and other beverages, soups, syrups, creams, lotions and oils, perfume, sprays, gels, including hair gels and shower gels, cans, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants, pastes, including toothpaste, liquid and solid mixtures, mascara, and any other similar substances.
Passengers are allowed to carry only a small amount of the substances listed above provided that they are packaged in containers with max capacity 100 ml. These containers must be placed in a clear plastic bag with max volume 1 liter, and each passenger is allowed to carry only one such bag in his/her hand luggage.
These bags can be brought from home, but they must be equipped with a special zip fastener (see attached poster below).
Passengers are allowed to carry larger amounts of the following items in their hand luggage only: baby food, baby items and needs; medication required during the flight (when going through security inspection, please be prepared to provide justifications/prescriptions for these items or substances);
Items that do not meet these requirements should be left at the airport storage room.
Liquids purchased in Duty Free shops at the airport or on board the aircraft must be packed in a sealed plastic bag that allows the contents of the bag to be identified at any time during the flight, and with authentic confirmation that the purchase was made in the Duty Free section of an airport Duty shop or on board of aircraft on the day (days) of the trip. The bag’s seal is valid for 24 hours.