Special baggage


On making your flight reservation don’t forget to specify the type of sports equipment, musical instrument or other unstandardized baggage you will be taking with you. Transportation of such baggage is charged according to special tariffs. So as to make sure your priceless musical instrument will not suffer any damage during the flight, we advise you to purchase an additional ticket for it so you can place it on a seat next to you.

Due to its volume and weight the number of sports equipment is restricted and must be pre-notifed at time of reservation. The acceptance of items exceeding 32kg and/or 158cm maximum dimensions requires pre-authorization at any case.


Sports equipment

Sporting equipment is defined as any equipment used for sporting purpose. More detailed information can be found on our website www.croatiaairlines.com.

All sports equipment is part of normal free baggage allowance (FBA), providing it does not exceed the FBA in weight and amount of pieces. The maximum dimensions of 158 cm may be disregarded.  

The most common sports items are divided in two categories - „NORMAL“ and „BIG“, for all other sports items not mentioned in the table, the normal excess baggage rate applies. In case sports equipment is packed in normal baggage items and cannot be recognized as sports equipment, it is handled as usual checked baggage including the regular excess baggage rates.

For journeys outside Europe baggage policy of interline partners applies.

List of sporting equipment "NORMAL":

  • Golf equipment: 1 golf bag containing 1 set of golf clubs, golf balls and tee, 1 pair of golf shoes, 1 golf trolley aluminium
  • Ski equipment: 1 pair of ski, 1pair of poles, 1pair of boots (even if in separate bag), 1 helmet
  • Snowboard equipment: 1 snowboard, 1 pair of boots (even if in in separate bag), 1 helmet
  • Water ski equipment: 1 pair of water ski or 1 slalom water ski
  • Bicycle: 1 regular bike (no motor / no e-bike) or 1 special children's trolley to use with a bike or 1 one-wheel bike
  • Scuba equipment: 1 diving mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, BCD-jacket, regulator, 1 empty tank bottle, 1 lamp (switched off, energy source separately packed, removed battery protected against short circuit) in accordance with IATA DGR
  • Surfboard: 1 board up to 2m
  • Waveboard: 1 board, 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), 1 helmet
  • Archery equipment: 1 set of bow and arrow packed in 1 durable protective container
  • Fishing equipment: 1 tackle box or 1 haversack or 1 angler's basket, 1 rod, 1 bag or 1 box
  • Weapons/ammunition: Sporting/Hunting guns, pistols, rifles plus ammunition (according to IATA DGR Regulations max. 5kg per passenger and separately packed)
  • Parachute equipment: 1 set of Parachute Equipment packed in 1 container
  • Skateboard: 1 board, 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), 1 helmet
  • Tennis/Squash/Badminton: 1 set of rackets and balls packed in 1 bag
  • Alpinist equipment: 1 backpack, 1 ice pick, 1 pair of climbing iron, 1 pair of sticks
  • Hockey equipment: 1 hockey bag, hockey sticks, 1 pair of ice skates, 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), 1 helmet
  • Inline skates: 1 pair of inline skates, 1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.), 1 helmet
  • Javelin: 1 set of javelin equipment packed in one container
  • Bowling equipment: 1 bowling bag, 1 bowling ball, 1 pair of shoes
  • Kite Surfboard: 1 kite, 1 board
  • Boogieboard/Bodyboard/ Wakeboard: 1 board

List of sporting equipment "BIG":

  • Tandem bike: 1 tandem bike with max 2 seats (no motor / no e-bike)
  • Windsurf: 1 board, 1 sail, 1 boom, 1 mast, 1 gear bag
  • Hang glider: 1 set of hang gliding equipment packed in 1 container
  • Long board: 1 board (exceeding 2m)
  • Canoe Kayak: 1 canoe or 1 kayak (no motor attached)
  • Rubber dinghy: 1 rubber dinghy (no motor attached)
  • Vaulting pole: 1 set of vaulting poles packed in 1 container
  • Horse Riding equipment: 1 sadle, 1 set of harness, 1 horse whip, 1 pair of riding boots, 1 barepack pad

Notice: Bicycles can be transported on Croatia Airlines flights only if they are packaged. They should be prepared for transportation by the passenger. E-bicycle has an engine, cannot be classified as sports equipment, and is subject to excess luggage fees. Its battery may not exceed 160 watt hours. A sSpare battery (if any) can be transported in the aircraft cabin as hand luggage.


Price list 

Sporting equipment - "NORMAL"

Flights within Croatia    HRK 225 + VAT (25%)
Flights within Europe    EUR 50 / USD 70 / CAD 70
Intercontinental flights    EUR 100 / USD 150 / CAD 150

Sporting equipment - "BIG"

Flights within Croatia    HRK 375 + VAT (25%)
Flights within Europe    EUR 100 / USD 150 / CAD 150
Intercontinental flights    EUR 200 / USD 300 / CAD 300


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