Baggage Regulations

The regulations concerning free baggage are different for each airline. Please refer to your travel documents to determine the number of items or the weight of free baggage allowed.

The baggage regulations of the various airlines are shown below.

Carriage of liquids in your hand luggage

The regulations on the carriage of all kinds of liquids have also been tightened. Liquids may only be carried in hand baggage in small amounts, i.e. in individual containers with a capacity not exceeding 100 milliliters. They must be shown for inspection at the security checkpoint separately from the rest of your hand baggage in a transparent, re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 liter. These bags can be purchased in the Airport Shop in the shopping passage between departure terminals 1 and 2.

Each person may carry only one such bag. The liquids concerned include gels, pastes, lotions, mixtures of liquids and solids, and the content of pressurized containers, such as toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, sirup, perfume, shaving foam, aerosols, and other articles of similar consistency.

Exceptions can be granted for the following:

  • Liquids used for medicinal or specific dietary purposes during the flight, including baby food. The passenger must be able to prove the necessity for such liquids.
  • Suitably sealed goods purchased from the duty free shop after the security checkpoint. The sales slip must be kept as proof for any further flights on the same day.
  • Goods purchased by transit passengers at another EU airport, provided that the liquid is contained in a manipulation-proof package and that proof of purchase on this day (sales slip) is available.
  • Liquids purchased on board an aircraft within the EU, also subject to proof of purchase.
  • New regulations concerning the size of hand baggage also come into force after a transition period of six months: hand baggage items must not exceed a size of 56 x 45 x 25 centimeter. These dimensions include hand grips, straps and belts, outside pockets, rollers and other projecting parts. Exceptions may be granted, e.g. for particularly valuable or fragile articles that the passenger does not wish to hand over. Such items of baggage must be shown by the passenger for approval at the handling desk and for screening at the security checkpoint.

The following requirements are also part of the new EU directive and must be observed before reporting for the flight:

  • Wheelchairs, prams and buggies can be allowed in the security area, but must be inspected.
  • Portable computers and other large electrically operated objects must be shown at the checkpoint

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