Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment when transported by air.


Skyward Express Ltd does not transport dangerous goods on any of its aircraft except as outlined below.

Please refer to the following table for details about items:

  1. That can only be taken in cabin baggage,
  2. Have to be kept in hold baggage,
  3. Are not permitted for transport.


  1. The empty fuel container must be drained then left uncapped for a minimum of 6 hours to allow any residual fuel to evaporate. Alternative methods such as adding cooking oil to the fuel tank and or container to elevate the flash point of any residual liquid and then emptying the fuel container are equally acceptable. The fuel container must then have the cap securely fastened and be wrapped in absorbent material such as paper towels and placed in a polyethylene or equivalent bag. The top of the bag must then be sealed or gathered and closed with an elastic band or string. Provided this method is followed, the fuel stove or container can be classified as non hazardous.

  2. Carbon Dioxide, Solid (Dry Ice) Dry ice in checked baggage requires operator approval and each item of checked baggage must be marked “DRY ICE” or “CARBON DIOXIDE, SOLID” and with the net weight of dry ice or an indication that there is 2.5 kg or less dry ice.

  3. Heat Producing Articles Heat producing articles, i.e. battery-operated equipment such as underwater torches and soldering equipment which, generate extreme heat and can cause fire, may be carried in carry-on baggage only. The heat producing component, or the energy source, must be removed to prevent unintentional functioning during transport.

  4. Mercury Barometer or Thermometer A mercurial barometer or mercurial thermometer carried by a representative of a government weather bureau or similar official agency. The barometer or thermometer must be packed in a strong outer packaging, having a sealed inner liner or a bag of strong leak-proof and puncture-resistant material impervious to mercury, which will prevent the escape of mercury from the package irrespective of its position. The pilot-in-command must be informed of the barometer or thermometer.

  5. Fuel Cell Systems, and Spare Fuel Cartridges Portable electronic devices (for example cameras, cellular phones, laptop computers, and camcorders) powered by fuel cell systems, and spare fuel cartridges, under the following conditions
    • fuel cell cartridges may only contain flammable liquids (including methanol), formic acid and butane
    • fuel cell cartridges must comply with IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1; 
    • fuel cell cartridges must not be refillable by the user. Refueling of fuel cell systems is not permitted except that the installation of a spare cartridge is allowed. Fuel cell cartridges, which are used to refill fuel cell systems but which are not designed or intended to remain installed (fuel cell refills) are not permitted to be carried;
    • the maximum quantity of fuel in any fuel cell cartridge must not exceed; 200 mL for liquefied gases, 120 mL for non metallic fuel cell cartridges or 200 mL for metal fuel cell cartridges. Each fuel cell cartridge must be marked with a manufacturer’s certification that it conforms to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1, and with the maximum quantity and type of fuel in the cartridge; 
    • each fuel cell system must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1, and must be marked with a manufacturer’s certification that it conforms to the specification; 
    • no more than two spare fuel cell cartridges may be carried by a passenger; 
    • fuel cell systems containing fuel and fuel cell cartridges including spare cartridges are permitted in carry-on baggage only; 
    • interaction between fuel cells and integrated batteries in a device must conform to IEC PAS 62282-6-1 Ed. 1. Fuel cell systems whose sole function is to charge a battery in the device are not permitted;
      fuel cell systems must be of a type that will not charge batteries when the portable electronic device is not in use and must be durably marked by the manufacturer: “APPROVED FOR CARRIAGE IN AIRCRAFT CABIN ONLY” to so indicate; and 
    • in addition to the languages which may be required by the State of Origin for the markings specified above, English should be used
  6. If the Smart Baggage is to be carried in the cabin, the customer must be able to easily disconnect and remove the lithium battery / power bank, but it can remain in the bag. Smart baggage must not be accepted for travel if the lithium battery / power bank cannot be readily disconnected and removed by the customer.

  7. If the Smart Baggage is to be checked in and loaded in the hold, the lithium battery / power bank must be disconnected and removed, and carried in the cabin (terminals protected against short circuit). Smart baggage must not be accepted for travel if the lithium battery / power bank cannot be readily disconnected and removed by the customer.


Handguns, automatic weapons, munitions, ammunition, (including blank cartridges), pistol caps, fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics, smoke canisters and crackers, are not permitted for carriage on Skyward Express Ltd aircraft, with certain exceptions, as detailed below.
Sporting and competition firearms listed in this Article and their ammunition are permitted for carriage provided that they are securely packed or boxed. Please read the specific requirements below and call our Customer Service Team to inform us that you are travelling with a firearm or ammunition. Please note that different firearms policies may apply to flights to/from Berlin Tegel operated by our partners - please contact our Customer Service Team for details.

All passengers intending to travel with firearms or ammunition must ensure they have the required:

  • documentation and licences;
  • export/import licences; and
  • authorisation from local and national authorities.

Please note that some types of firearms are not permitted in certain countries and Skyward Express Ltd is unable to accept firearms for carriage to and within such countries. The passenger is solely responsible for requirements (a) – (c) above being correct and up to date for any firearm(s) or ammunition. The passenger must also produce a valid identity document (e.g. passport).

Please note that the following types of firearms are permitted:

  • Sporting shotguns with barrels of longer than 24 inches (60cms).
  • Any rifles and handguns with a calibre of .22 or less.
  • Sporting rifles (including Air Rifles) of any calibre, but not semi-automatic weapons with a larger bore than .22.
  • Sporting single shot handguns with a calibre of .22 or less.

Firearms must be unloaded and properly packed in a suitable gun bag. A maximum of 5kgs of ammunition is permitted per passenger and it must be packed securely, ideally in the manufacturer's container. The ammunition may be packed with the firearm, providing it is securely boxed. Ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles is prohibited.

If you travel with sporting or competition firearms you must be over 18 years of age, or accompanied by someone over 18 years of age. If you wish to travel with sporting or competition firearms you are charged an additional sports equipment fee per firearm per flight.