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Germanwings is a low-cost airline that allows passengers to customize their travel experience. Their innovative "a la carte" fee schedule offers travelers low base rates on all flights, then presents them with the option of paying extra for any services they may wish to add. Currently, Germanwings flies to some 90 destinations serving several European cities, as well as locations in Israel and North Africa.

At present, they will accept small dogs and cats for in-cabin transport only. All pets must be able to fit comfortably in an approved carrier and must meet all International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards.

CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions:
  • Length: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Width: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Height: 25.5 cm (10 in)
CARRIER WEIGHT 8 kg (17 lbs) N/A
charges per flight segment
German domestic flights - €40
European destinations -€40


  • It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Germanwings will not carry pets on flights to/from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Certain breeds of dogs are considered "restricted breeds" (this includes pit bulls, Staffordshire bull terriers, etc.) and cannot be carried for safety reasons.
  • Germanwings accepts small cats and dogs for in-cabin transportations only.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Travelers are encouraged to call the Reservations Department prior to travel.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

At this time, Germanwings only lists travel options for pets travelling in the cabin of the aircraft. If your pet will be travelling unaccompanied, please call them directly to discuss any options that may be available to you. You may need to make arrangements with another airline.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on interline flights or flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • Germanwings website: Click Here
  • Contact Center numbers are listed for European countries only. See website for details.
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