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.

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Transportation with additional cost of sporting equipment

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

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. 

Skiing equipment

  • A pair of skis, to poles, snowboards, bouts and shoes

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). 

Bicycles

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

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).

Rates for sporting equipment with additional charge

Find out the rates and conditions that apply at airports for transportation of sporting equipment.

Charges apply to tickets issued until April 02, 2017.

Product/service Regions Charges*
Surfboard, Kitesurf and Windsurf National routes in Colombia No cost**
National routes in Peru No cost**
National routes in Honduras and Guatemala USD 30
National Routes in Ecuador USD 50
To/from North America USD 125
Flights between Miami and San Jose, Costa Rica (both ways) USD 100

To/from Brazil

USD 50 1st bag
USD 125 2nd bag onwards
Other destinations:
- Flights within Latin America
- Flights to Europe
USD 100
From Europe EUR 115
GBP 100

* Plus applicable taxes.

** If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, a charge as oversized piece will apply.

 

Charges apply to tickets issued as of April 03, 2017 (Except for tickets purchased on Business Class and Flexi fares).

Product/service Regions Charges*
Bicycles**
Scuba equipment
Surfboards
Kitesurf
Windsurf
Delta wing***
National routes in Colombia COP 60.000
National routes in Peru USD 20
National routes in Honduras and Guatemala USD 20
National routes in Ecuador USD 20
Other destinations:
- Flights to/from North America
- Flights within Latin America
- Flights to Europe
USD 100
To/from Brazil**** USD 100
From Europe EUR 95
GBP 80
Golf equipment
Ski equipment
National routes in Colombia COP 60.000
National routes in Peru USD 20
National routes in Honduras and Guatemala USD 20
National routes in Ecuador USD 20
Other destinations:
- Flights to/from North America
- Flights within Latin America
- Flights to Europe
USD 40
To/from Brazil USD 40
From Europe EUR 40
GBP 35

* Plus applicable taxes

** Bicycle charge does not apply for flights to/from Brazil.

*** Transportation of Delta Wing applies only within Colombia.

**** The charge for 1st surfboard bag for flights to/from Brazil is USD$50 plus taxes, regardless of the ticket purchase date; the charge for the 2nd bag onwards, for tickets issued as of April 03, 2017 is USD$100 plus taxes per bag.

Conditions for transportation

  • Each traveler may transport, a maximum of one board measuring less than 2 meters.
  • If the plane is an Embraer 190, a table measuring a maximum of 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) is allowed.
  • If the plan on which you are flying is an ATR, only one board per bag is allowed.
  • On flights operated by Cessna Caravan planes, the board must be transported outside its bag. 
  • Purchase it at airports upon check-in or when you check your baggage.
  • Find it at our sales office when purchasing your ticket. Remember the service must be purchased 24 hours before the flight.
  • Find 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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