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Ethiopian Airlines baggage policy and allowance

Ethiopian Airlines

Bole International Airport, Addis Abab, Ethiopia, 1755

+251 116 656 666


Founded - 1945

Key people - Tewolde Gebremariam


Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines baggage limit informations

Carry on luggage weight: 8kg to 10kg
Carry on luggage Size: 45 inches
Checked In Baggage size: 62 inches
Checked In Baggage weight: 20kg to 23kg
Prohibited items: Hoverboards,Fireworks,Bleach and, Firearms.

Ethiopian Airlines Baggage Allowance and Fees

Are you planning to fly with Ethiopian Airlines? Find solutions you need to know about Ethiopian Airlines baggage allowance, fees and charges and restrictions.

Carry-On Baggage

Ethiopian Airlines passengers are permitted to bring on board the aircraft one piece of cabin baggage, plus one personal item, such as a briefcase, camera bag or small backpack. Your carry-on baggage should fit into the Ethiopian Airlines overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed 114 centimetres in combined width, length and height; this includes any wheels and handles– with the exception of some of the musical instruments that fit in the Ethiopian Airlines overhead compartment space or under-seat space available at the time of boarding.

Baggage must meet carry-on size limits of Ethiopian Airlines.

Due to limited overhead space, Ethiopian Airlines passengers travelling on flights with 50 seats or less are only permitted to carry one personal item on board the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft.

Limits apply to certain routes. Visit the Ethiopian Airlines website for more information.


No maximum weight applies to carry-on baggage.

However, this varies across airports. Visit the Ethiopian Airlines website for more information.

Checked Baggage

When travelling with Ethiopian Airlines, the most common fees for passengers travelling in a domestic, Ethiopian Airlines may charge some of the extra fees for extra baggage the information given on Ethiopian Airlines official site

This may vary between routes. Visit the Ethiopian Airlines website for more information.

Excess Baggage

When travelling with Ethiopian Airlines, separate excess baggage fees are applied for each limitation you exceed size, weight and quantity. Generally, this varies between geographic regions. Please visit the Ethiopian Airlines website for more information and exact fees.

Special Items

Ethiopian Airlines permit a wide range of sporting equipment and special baggage on Ethiopian Airlines flights. Due to the size of the baggage, some of the items may be counted as standard checked bags. However, Ethiopian Airlines will be considered overweight or oversized items. As such, charges and certain restrictions will apply by Ethiopian Airlines. Please visit the Ethiopian Airlines website directly.

Ethiopian Airlines on and bringing pets on board.

Dogs, cats and household birds (birds are only allowed on domestic Ethiopia flights) can be carried on-board for $125 one way to/ from most destinations. The fee is $200 for travel outside the Ethiopia.

The pets must fit within a carrier box that, in turn, fits under the seat in front. The carrier counts as one piece of Ethiopian Airlines carry-on luggage.

Ethiopian Airlines baggage policy and allowance FAQ's

☞ What is Ethiopian Airlines' checked baggage / hold luggage policy?

Ethiopian Airlines' standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • 2 bags standard, up to 10 bags maximum (up to 4 bags on Ethiopian Airlines Connection)
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height).
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

Excess baggage fees
Checking excess baggage, meaning three or more bags per passenger, on Ethiopian Airlines flights will cost $85-$95 per bag.

Overweight baggage fees
Overweight and Oversized bags is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Ethiopian Airlines are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. Bags weighing more than 99lbs are not accepted as checked luggage on Ethiopian Airlines.

Oversized baggage fees
Most bags with a sum of weight, length, and height of larger than 62 inches will be considered oversized. Ethiopian Airlines oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.

☞ Are there fees for baggage on Ethiopian Airlines?

Yes, fees might apply. They are determined by the type of fare you purchased, your destination, if you are an active Ethiopia military personnel and/or dependent, if you have status with Ethiopian Airlines' frequent flyer program, status with an affiliated carrier, or if you have a Ethiopian Airlines sponsored credit/charge card.

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