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Sports Equipment

Take sports equipment in the plane’s haul with this Avianca Travel Smart service.​​

Find out the list of sports equipment you may take without additional cost and the rates that apply for what is not included. Also, find out how you may purchase this service. Review the applicable conditions and restrictions.​


Transportation of sporting equipment without additional cost

It is important that you review the terms and conditions of the free allowed baggage policy. If your sporting equipment meets the indicated conditions, it has not additional charge.

An extra charge is generated for additional baggage​ when the pieces that comprise it exceed the limits indicated for this class of elements (oversize, overweight or number of pieces).

Characteristics of baggage

Elements that may be transported at no additional cost

The following equipment may be transported in the haul without paying additional rates and they must be duly packed and protected for their transportation.

  • Bowling equipment

    The maximum allowed weight is 32 kilograms (70 pounds)​.

  • Skiing Equipment

    One pair of skis or a snowboard, two poles, boots and shoes.

  • Tennis Rackets

    The maximum allowed weight is 23 kilograms (50 pounds).

  • Fishing Equipment

    UA pair of boots, a net and two fishing canes with dimensions between 62 and 90 inches.

  • Archery Equipment

    An arch and arrows transported in an adequate container that protects the article.

  • Bicycles

    We only accept non-motorized bicycles with a single seat. The handlebar must be folded and the pedals loose.

  • Golf Equipment

    A golf bag with a maximum of 14 clubs, duly packed and secured, 12 balls, a pair of golf shoes. The dimensions must be a maximum of 230 lineal centimeters (height+length+width).

  • Scuba equipment

    An air regulator, an empty tank, two rubber and/or plastic fins, a conventional harpoon, a mask, a snorkel, a rubber suit, a weight belt and high-intensity submarine lamps.*

  • Delta Wing

    A wing, a harness and the metallic structure that holds the wing. A maximum of 32 kilograms (70 pounds) and 5 meters in length is allowed for each bag**.

*High intensity submarine lamps are only accepted if the component that generates heat in the battery is packed separately.
All batteries transported separately must be protected against short circuits.

**Transportation of this type of equipment may only be done in national flights within Colombia operated with the AV code (Avianca).


Transportation with additional cost of sporting equipment​

The following equipment has an additional charge because of its characteristics.

Elements of kitesurfing equipment

  • A wakeboard of maximum 366 centimeters (12 feet), kite, guiding rod and harness and weighing less than 32 kilograms (70 pounds).

Surf boards



  • You may check the first bag (paying the respective charge) as part of your baggage.​

  • ​​You may take a maximum of three surfboards in the same bag. Said bag may not exceed the maximum weight of 32 kilograms (70 pounds). The length must not exceed 3.7 meters (12 feet) long.

Windsurf equipment.

  • A board of maximum 366 centimeters (12 feet) long, weighing less than 32 kilograms (70 pounds), a mast and a boom.

For domestic flights in Colombia and Peru (except for international connections), transportation without additional cost of a piece of baggage and a bag of sporting equipment is allowed. The total weight of the pieces must not exceed 23 kilograms (50 pounds). If you exceed the allowed weight, you may purchase additional baggage.

Rates for sporting equipment with additional charge

Find out the rates and conditions that apply at airports for transportation of sporting equipment. If you pre-purchase at a sales services point the price may vary and could even be less.

From and to North America
From and to Brazil
Other destinations
Charges for surfboards and kitesurf on flights with regional airlines
Conditions for transportation

Where to purchase this service

  • Purchase it at airports upon check-in​ or when you check your baggage.

  • Find it at our sales offices when purchasing your ticket. Remember the service must be purchased 24 hours before the flight.

  • ind out about availability at our call center​.


​Conditions for your baggage to be transported

  • Sporting equipment and its packaging must be in optimal conditions and endure manipulation by our personnel. If any of the elements is damaged it may not be transported.
  • Sporting equipment measuring for which the sum of its three dimensions exceeds 230 centimeters (90 inches) and/or weighs more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds) must be transported by our cargo service and its haulage is subject to current policies.
  • If you register your equipment as additional baggage, a charge per extra piece applies and it will be registered as conditional baggage. That is, subject to space availability and market with the standby bag tag.

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