Free baggage allowance is determined be each Airline Company operating the flights.
Common Rules for Air Service
In accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 82 dated June 28, 2007, about “Common Rules for Air Service of Passengers, Baggage, Cargo, and Requirements to Servicing the Passengers, Consignors and Consignees”:
Passenger’s baggage is accepted for carriage when it is checked-in at the airport of departure, transfer airport, stopover airport or other check-in point.
Aircraft passenger is entitled to carry his baggage within the established limit at no additional cost (hereinafter referred to as free baggage allowance).
Free baggage allowance, including carry-on items, is established by the Airline Company. It depends on the type of the aircraft and cannot be less than ten kilograms per one passenger.
Airline Company is obliged to accept for carriage baggage within the limits of free baggage allowance.
Excess baggage, oversized and heavy-weight baggage shall be accepted for carriage only if the aircraft has vacant carrying capacity and the passenger has paid for the carriage of such baggage unless the carriage of such baggage has been previously agreed on with the Airline Company and paid for during booking.
In the event the baggage presented by the passenger is less in weight or dimensions than the one that has been booked and paid for in advance, the difference in payment between booked and actual weight/dimensions of the baggage shall be reimbursed to the passenger.
The passenger has the right to declare the value of checked baggage. The value of checked baggage may be declared for each item of baggage separately. A fee which is determined by the carrier will be charged for transportation of baggage with a declared value.
As confirmation of payment for checked baggage carriage with declared value, a miscellaneous charges order (MCO) or receipt of payment for excess baggage carriage with declared value shall be issued for the passenger.
Passengers who are travelling as a group, may request the airline to accept checked baggage to the sum of free baggage allowance of all passengers. Summing regards free baggage allowances only. Baggage is checked for each passenger individually.
Each item of checked baggage shall have an adequate package, ensuring its safekeeping during the carriage and handling and excluding the possibility of harm to passengers, crew members, third parties, damage to the aircraft, baggage of other passengers or other property.
Baggage not compliant with the requirements of the present clause shall not be accepted for carriage.
Baggage with external damages that do not affect its safety during carriage and handling and cannot inflict harm to the passengers, crew members, third persons and damage the aircraft, other passenger’s baggage and other property, can be accepted for carriage as checked baggage upon the consent of the Airline Company. However, presence and type of the damage shall be confirmed by the passenger’s signature.
A passenger is advised not to place any fragile and perishable items, banknotes, jewelry, precious metals, securities and other valuables, official documents, keys and other similar items into one’s checked baggage.
Weight of one check-in baggage piece shall not exceed fifty kilograms.
Passenger’s checked baggage and the passenger must be carried by one and the same aircraft.
Substances and items prohibited for carriage
The following hazardous substances and items are prohibited for carriage inside the checked baggage as well as hand luggage of both passengers and crew members:
and items stuffed with them
compressed and liquefied gases
and organic peroxides,
caustic and corrosive substances
weapons (except in cases and in the manner
prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation)
poisonous and toxic substances
Transportation of baggage requiring special conditions
Passenger’s baggage requiring special precautions during transportation and passed through aviation security control (brittle and fragile items, filming, photo, video, radio equipment, office equipment, musical instruments, electronic and optical devices, etc.) is accepted for carriage in passenger cabin if permitted by carrier.
Baggage which is carried in the Cabin should be placed in special places (compartments), and if there is no such — in the passenger’s seat. Passenger should pay the passenger fare for an additional seat (seats) according to the Carrier’s special carriage rules.
The weight of one piece of baggage carried in the Cabin should not exceed eighty kilograms, and its dimensions should allow it to be placed on a separate passenger seat. Packing of baggage transported in the Cabin of an aircraft must ensure its attachment to the passenger seat.
Delivery to the aircraft of baggage transported in the Cabin, its lifting, accommodation in the Cabin, removal from the aircraft and delivery from the aircraft are made by the passenger carrying this baggage.
The carriage of diplomatic baggage is conducted in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation, International agreements and Carrier rules.
Considering the worldwide spreading of portable electronic devices powered by lithium batteries (herein after referred to as PED) and in order to ensure the safety of air transfer services in accordance with the Notification No. 1217/06/ЮМТУ of Federal Air Transport Agency (Southern Interregional Territorial Department of Federal Air Transport Agency) dated 23.05.2017 and as recommendations published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in electronic newsletter HP BB2017/23 AN 11\2.12 dated March 31, 2017:
- Any device must be completely turned off (not being in standby mode or lower-power mode) and placed in a protective package to prevent its unintentional activation or damage. The suitable protection may be ensured by a hard suitcase and/or cushioning materials to prevent any shifting of device.
- Carriage of spare batteries, power banks and portable smoking devices (for example, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers) in checked baggage is prohibited.
Small personal mobility aids
Carriage of small personal mobility aids powered by lithium batteries as checked baggage or carry-on items.
Small personal mobility aids include:
- segways (mini-segways),
- electric scooters.
Based on IATA recommendations, the above item may be carried on board as checked baggage, on condition that the mobility aid does not contain a lithium battery.
A lithium battery removed from the mobility aid may only be carried as a carry-on item, on condition that the power of the battery does not exceed 160 Watts-hour (W/h).
A small device with an embedded (non-removable) lithium battery can be carried if it is processed as “hazardous cargo” through the airport’s cargo terminal. Transportation conditions may vary depending on the internal requirements of the airline company. Please contact the Airline administration offices.