airBaltic Baggage Allowance – 2024 Guide

airBaltic is a low-cost Latvian airline, based in Riga, Latvia. They fly to over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius. On this page, find out everything you need to know about airBaltic’s baggage allowance and fees. 

airBaltic Cabin Baggage

On an airBaltic flight, each passenger is permitted 1 carry-on bag and 1 small personal item (such as a handbag, laptop bag, or umbrella). 

The carry-on bag must not exceed 55x40x23cm in dimensions and a weight of 8kg. Passengers have the option of upgrading their cabin luggage to 12kg in weight when booking for 11,90€. 

Baggage TypeSize Weight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Carry-on baggage55x40x23cm8kg NoneUpgrade to 12kg for 11,99€
Checked baggage100x50x80cm20kg per item (or 40kg combined weight of 2 bags if your ticket entitles you to 2 items)14,99€ per item per one way journey20€ per item per one way journey if amending booking or through travel agency60€ per item per one way journey at the check-in desk
Excess baggageN/A32kg 50€ heavy baggage fee60€ bulky baggage fee110€ bulky and heavy baggage fee

airBaltic Checked Baggage

The cost of checked baggage with airBaltic depends on your ticket type:

  • Business – 2 bags with a combined weight not exceeding 40kg
  • Green classic and Green plus – 1 bag up to 20kg
  • Green – From 14,99€ per bag per one way journey when booking directly on airBaltic’s website. 

Be aware that if you are booking baggage through a travel agent or at airBaltic ticket offices, or if you are amending an existing booking, the price per bag per one way journey is 20€. 

If you are booking checked baggage at the check-in desk, the price is 60€ per bag. 

airBaltic Excess Baggage Policy

Heavy Baggage Policy

For bags that exceed 20kg in weight, airBaltic has a heavy baggage fee of 50€. The maximum weight that will be allowed on the plane is 32kg. 

Bulky Luggage Policy

If any item of luggage is larger than 100x50x80cm in size, airBaltic will charge a bulky luggage fee of 60€.

If a piece of luggage exceeds this size and weighs more than 20kg, there will be a combined heavy and bulky fee of 110€. 

If you think it is likely that your luggage will exceed one of these restrictions, then you should contact the airline in advance of your flight. 

airBaltic Sports Equipment

When booking with airBaltic, you have the option of adding sports equipment to your ticket. The price is 29,99€ if added when booking tickets on or 39,99€ if modifying an existing booking. 

This increases to 40€ per item if booking through a travel agent, and 60€ at the airport. 

Sports equipment accepted by airBaltic:

  • Bicycles – maximum weight of 25kg. For transportation, pedals must be removed, handle-bars tuned and tyres deflated
  • Golf equipment – 1 golf bag containing up to 14 clubs, 12 balls, and 1 set of golf shoes
  • Skiing equipment – 1 pair of skis, 1 pair of ski boots, helmet, and 1 set of ski poles
  • Surfboard
  • Kiteboard + 1 kite

airBaltic Musical Instruments

Instruments that do not exceed the weight or size allowance are included as checked baggage with airBaltic. 

If you are travelling with a fragile instrument, such as a cello, airBaltic will accept them in the cabin if a special ticket has been purchased for them in the seat next to the passenger. The maximum weight of this item must not exceed 32kg. 

Contact airBaltic

If you have any questions regarding airBaltic’s baggage allowances, you can contact the airBaltic ticket office on +371 6700 6006 (international). 

Their office is open – Mon – Fri 7:00 – 22:00, Sat – Sun 8:00 – 20:00

For country codes, please see the telephone numbers on this page

Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees

While carry-on and checked baggage is an easy option for small amounts of luggage, sometimes we find ourselves needing to transport large amounts of luggage or bulky, heavy items abroad, which can be very expensive through the airline. 

With Stasher’s delivery service, you can remove the hassle of travelling with luggage and the exorbitant fees of excess baggage. Shipping your luggage with Stasher is safe, affordable, and fully insured. 

Luggage delivery removes the problem of weight and size restrictions, and leaves you with more travel flexibility, and less stress on the day of travel. With Stasher you can conveniently book this service online in record time and your luggage will be picked up from your desired location at a time specified by you. 

It will then be shipped to the destination address provided by you. And you can check the progress all along the way, so you always know where your luggage is on its journey as well as feel secure that it is safe.

With Stasher, your luggage will be in good hands. 

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