Whether you are a part of a sporting or musical organisation going off on tour or an individual departing on an active break, we know the transportation of your specialist equipment is vital for the success of your trip. When you travel with Air Astana, rest assured that we will take the necessary steps to ensure the safe and timely arrival of your equipment. Air Astana can accommodate a whole range of specialist baggage to make your trip rewarding.
Sports EquipmentSkis and Snowboards
When travelling with Skis there is no requirement to pre-book.
We ask that they are properly packed and we will transport them as part of your checked baggage in the cargo hold of the aircraft.
If the weight of ski equipment is more than the free allowance (20 kg in economy class and 30 kg in business class) we ask that you pay the excess baggage rate, which will depend on the route that you are flying.One package may consist of:
This policy whereby pre-booking is not required and the weight of your equipment is counted within the free baggage allowance included in your ticket is the same for the following sports equipment: tennis, squash, badminton, fishing, water-skis, horse-riding equipment, inline skating, archery and for paddles and oars.
Surf Boards and Kite Boards
Like ski equipment, boards of all types that are properly packed can be transported as checked baggage in the cargo hold. Boards, however, will be transported free of charge and not counted towards your baggage allowance provided that they are less than 140 cm long and less that 5 kg in weight. If they are longer or heavier than this, passengers carrying boards will be charged a flat rate of 2,000 KZT for domestic routes and 5,000 KZT (or equivalent Euro 25) on international routes. The number of boards is restricted to one per passenger. The maximum loadable length will vary by aircraft, so pre-booking via your agent or email@example.com is required.
Canoes must be properly packed for transportation. A special sports tariff of 10 000 KZT (or 50 Euro) and 4000 KZT will be charged on international and domestic flights respectively. The dimensions of the canoe need to be verified to ensure that they will fit safely within the aircraft type operating the flight you intend to take, so pre-booking via your travel agents or firstname.lastname@example.org is required. As is industry practice, passengers presenting canoes for carriage are required to sign a disclaimer of liability concerning damage to the equipment.
Air Astana can carry bicycles that have been properly packed for transportation. This will include the removal of pedals and deflation of tyres. For bicycles of all sizes Air Astana applies a special sporting rate of 10,000 KZT (or equivalent Euro 50) for international routes and 4,000 KZT for domestic routes. There is a limit of one bicycle per passenger and they must be pre-booked by your agent or via email@example.com
Golf Equipment Golf equipment does not require pre-booking. It must be properly packed and transported in the cargo compartment. The normal charge for golf equipment is 2,000 KZT for domestic flights and 5,000 KZT (25 EUR) for international flights.Diving EquipmentDiving equipment does not require pre-booking. The normal charge for diving equipment is 2,000 KZT for domestic flights and 5,000 KZT (25 EUR) for international flights. One set of diving equipment is considered to comprise:
Diving bottles must be empty and the valves open for transportation. A deactivated diving lamp with its bulb or battery removed can only be transported as hand baggage. Passengers must notify check-in staff if they are carrying a diving lamp in their hand baggage. For more information on transportation of diving equipment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to carry sports or other types
of weapons (including souvenir and model) on international flights, you should
contact Special Services desk (email@example.com) in advance to get detailed information.
Advanced request for weapon carriage on
domestic flights is not required.
Musical Instruments and Fragile Items
If you are planning to travel with your musical instrument, such as a cello or contrabass, you must purchase an extra seat for it. Your agent or local Air Astana office can assist in purchasing a ticket for your instrument. The maximum weight of the instrument should not exceed 75 kg with maximum dimensions of 120 x 50 x 30 cm.
Guitars, saxophones or similar sized musical instruments can be transported as checked baggage, carried in the cabin.
Fragile items with a maximum weight of 75 kg and a maximum size of 120 x 50 x 30 cm also require an extra seat to be purchased.
For further information of the transportation of musical instruments within the cabin and to make your request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Televisions and home technical/electrical equipment are not suitable for transportation in the cabin. Please contact Air Astana’s cargo sales department at email@example.com.
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