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SriLankan Airlines Baggage Policy

IATA : UL

ICAO : ALK

CallSign : SRILANKAN

Founded : 1979

Key people : Ashok Pathirage (Chairman), Vipula Gunatilleka (CEO)

Country : Sri Lanka

Office Address : SriLankan Airlines Ltd., Airline Centre, Bandaranaike International Airport,

City : Katunayake

State :

Zip Code : 11420

Phone number : +94117 77 1979

Official Website :

Baggage allowance 

Carry-on baggage 

SriLankan Airlines permits economy class passengers to carry one piece of carry-on baggage. The baggage can weigh a maximum of 7kg with a 115cm dimension. On the other hand, Business class passengers can carry two pieces of carry-on baggage. The baggage can weigh a maximum of 7kg each. Furthermore, the carry-on baggage can be of maximum 115cm size for all passengers. Lastly, all passengers can carry a personal item along with their cabin luggage. This personal item can be either of the following:

Infants can carry one carry-baggage of maximum 5kg weight with 115cm dimensions.

 

Checked baggage 

SriLankan Airlines permits Business class passengers to carry one piece of checked-in baggage that weighs a maximum of 40kg.  Furthermore, Economy class passengers can bring up to  30kg checked-in baggage. In addition, infants can bring baggage of maximum 10kg weight. Lastly, the maximum dimensions is 158cm for checked-in baggage of all passengers. However, infant bags can only be of 115cm dimensions.

Passengers traveling to or from Central, North or South America have different baggage allowance. Business Class passengers checked-in baggage can weigh a maximum 32kg each. Whereas, Economy class passengers’ checked-in baggage can weigh 23kg each, they can also bring two pieces of luggage. Lastly, infancy can carry one piece weighing 23kg. 

 

Excess baggage

If passengers exceed the weight or size allowance of the baggage, they can expect an excess baggage fee. When baggage is over the size allowance, 158cm, an excess baggage fee of USD 50 is applicable. However, the acceptance of the baggage depends on the availability and type of craft. Furthermore, if the weight allowance of the baggage is exceeded then fee is charged based of per KG of weight that exceeds. A fixed rate is charged, the following are oversized baggage fee when traveling from Sri Lanka:

Origin Destination Charges at the airport per KG in USD
     
Sri Lanka South Asian Subcontinent 10
Sri Lanka South East Asia 15
Sri Lanka Japan and Korea 40
Sri Lanka Europe 30
Sri Lanka Middle East 15
Sri Lanka South West Pacific 45
Sri Lanka Africa 25

You can also check out oversized baggage free to/from other destinations by clicking here. Lastly, passengers can pre-purchase additional baggage at a discounted rate. 

 

Special/Sporting equipment

SriLankan Airlines permits mobility aids as well as electronic equipment on board. However, some electronic equipment is not allowed. For instance radios, televisions, remote control toys, etc. This is so as to avoid interference with the navigational equipment of the aircraft.  Moreover, passengers can carry musical instruments. Passengers can book an extra seat for a bulky musical instrument, the maximum weight can be of 75kg. Lastly, following are the details for the sporting equipment:

ITEM ALLOWED WEIGHT AND CHARGE ALLOWED PIECES AND CHARGE REMARKS
Golf Equipment Maximum 15 kg.   USD 250. – 32kg max 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance.
Snow Skiing Equipment Maximum 11kgs. Charges shall apply for 3kgs instead of 11kgs. If it exceeds 11kg, charges shall apply for total weight of the equipment. USD 250 – 32kg max 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s.
Diving Equipment Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate USD 250 – 32kg max 01 set can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. Note*- Diving equipment consists of diving suits, flippers, socks, shoes, masks, snorkel, lamp with bulb, battery disconnected, oxygen tank (empty) and regulator.
Windsurfing / Surf Board Equipment Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate. USD 250 – 32kg max Any one of these items can be included in the Free Baggage allowance. If more than one set is carried, normal excess baggage charges shall apply for the extra set/s. Note: Windsurfing equipment consists of the board, boom and sail mast.
Bicycles Any overweight exceeding the Free Baggage allowance shall be charged as per the applicable excess baggage rate USD 250 – 32kg max Acceptance is subject to;

 

  • The handlebar fixed sideways (at a 90 degree angle) or removed and attached to the frame
  • Tires should be deflated and Pedals removed or turned inwards
  • Bicycle must be packed in a bicycle box or suitable protective packaging

 

SriLankan Airlines Baggage Fees & Allowance FAQ's

1. How do I measure my baggage dimension?

You can measure your baggage dimension by adding up length, width and height (length + width + height.

 

2. How can I pre-purchase additional baggage?

You can contact SriLankan Airlines on +94 777 77 1979.

 

3. Can I travel with my pet?

Yes, the airline permits travelling with pets. For details on this, please click here and scroll down to “Pet and Service Animals.

 

4. What items are prohibited in the baggage?

For details on this, please click here and scroll down to “Dangerous Goods and Restricted items”. 

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