For security and comfort reasons, carry-on baggage must comply with dimensions, weight and piece allowances. For security reasons, some sharp items, which present a cutting edge, are not permitted in the passenger cabin and must be checked.



The dimensions and weight of your carry-on baggage and accessories are checked at check-in according to the table below. If it exceeds the allowed limits per person, it will not be allowed on board. We will have to check it in as checked baggage and fees will apply.


On Aircalin operated flights or on code –share flights with Air France :





Number per person



Regional Network

(to/from Noumea to/from Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Nandi, Wallis and Port-Vila)


Business Hibiscus Class :

1 luggage + 1 accessory *

Total of 12kg maximum

55 x 35 x 25 cm or a total of 115 cm (pockets, wheels and handles included)


Premium Economy Class :

1 luggage *

Total of 7kg maximum


Economy Class :

1 luggage * 

Long haul network

(from/to Noumea from/to Tokyo, Singapore and Papeete)


Business Hibiscus Class :

2 luggage + 1 accessory *

Total of 18kg maximum

Premium Economy Class :

1 luggage *

Total of 12kg maximum


Economy Class :

1 luggage * 

From/to Noumea

from/to Isle of Pines, Lifou, Mare, Ouvea

1 luggage + 1 accessory * Total of 5kg maximum 45 x 35 x 20 cm

* Only 1 accessory per person can be included in the maximum total weight from the following choices:

  • One laptop computer
  • One handbag
  • One duty free bag


For the code-share flights operated by our partner Qantas and Air New Zealand : please refer to the rules of the operated airline.


Special case: baby seat

Car approved baby seats may be accepted on board Aircalin flights on the condition that they can be installed in the seats and held in place by the safety belt.

The passenger is responsible for the installation of the seat on board in accordance with the mode of use recommended by the manufacturer (forward or backward facing)The width of the base of the seat should not be wider than 41 cm. A seat which does not conform to the requirements may be refused by the check-in desk personnel or the personnel at the boarding gate. The booking and pricing of the baby is the same as for a child (over 2 years of age).



Only pushchairs considered ‘cabin’, designed for this use, will be accepted in the cabin. The dimensions of the pushchair should not exceed those of cabin baggage (55*35*25 cm) Every other type of pushchair will be refused and will be checked in as checked baggage.


Bed/leg-rest for children

If you have reserved a seat for your child, you can bring a bed/leg-rest of the BedBox ® style on board your Aircalin-operated flight. This comfort item, in the form of a suitcase, allows a child to lay down by acting as a seat extension. It counts as cabin luggage. 

It can be used for children up to 7 years old. The adults travelling with the child are responsible for its installation. 

Constraints to respect:

  • Respect the manufacturer's instuctions for use
  • The BedBox  ® must be closed and stored in the overhead lockers during take off and landing and during turbulence
  • The BedBox  ® can only be used on window and middle-aisle seats 
  • Do not place your meals or hot drinks on the lid of the BedBox ® 
  • Ensure that your child's head is positioned towards the tail of the aircraft to correctly use the safety belt
  • The use of this object must not inconvenience other passengers
  •  Your flight must be operated by Aircalin

The crew remain the final decision-makers regarding the use of this accessory on board. 

Restrictions on liquids

Advice to travellers

In order to avoid all risk of your liquids being prohibited from being carried into the cabin, you are advised to place them in your checked baggage, and to keep only indispensable medicinal liquids or liquid baby food.

If you are travelling without checked baggage, you are advised to place as much as possible of your liquids of less than 100ml (including liquids for medicinal purposes) that you wish to keep in a 20x20cm freezer-style bag. 

What should be considered as « liquids » in terms of security regulations?

The security regulations apply to all liquids, aerosols, gels, pastes, creams, lotions, mousses, jams, soft cheeses... and to any other substance of a partially liquid nature at room temperature. All these different categories are joined together under the generic term  ‘liquids’.

Can you carry liquids of less than 100 ml?

Yes. Liquids contained in tubes or flasks of less than 100ml and placed within a bag of 1 litre maximum (approximately 20cm x 20cm), whatever the nature of the liquids.

Only 1 bag of 1 litre capacity is allowed per passenger. This bag must be plastic, transparent and resealable.

Where can I get the bag required for liquids of less than 100ml?

You can get the plastic bags (similar to a freezer bag) in shops and especially supermarkets.

Some airports also offer the bags for free. However, this is a service offered to passengers and not an obligation, and so it is not guaranteed that the bags will be systematically offered. You are therefore advised to organise your bags before departure.

Can you carry on liquid medicines or liquids products for medical usage?

Yes. Liquid medicine or liquids for medical usage are still permitted in quantities sufficient for the length of the journey (outward flight, time at the destination and the return flight).

There are no restrictions on solid medicines (pills and tablets).

Do you have to be able to provide justification for the need to keep my liquids for medical usage in the cabin?

Yes. By means of a prescription or medical certificate.

Can you carry on liquid baby food?

Yes. Liquid baby food is permitted in quantities sufficient for the length of the journey (outward flight, time at the destination and the return flight).

The passenger must be able to justify the need to keep the liquids in the cabin, simply by having the baby with him.

Are you carrying liquids for a special nutritional need?

Yes. Liquids for a special nutritional need are still permitted for the length of the journey (outward flight, time at the destination and the return flight).

The passenger must be able to justify the need to keep the liquids in the cabin by means of a medical certificate.

Are liquids purchased in duty-free permitted? And if yes, under what conditions?

Liquids purchased in airports or in flight and placed in a sealed bag which is then handed over by the airport or the airline company (products purchased in “duty-free”) are permitted.

These liquids are authorised from now regardless of their date of purchase and their origin (the site of the airport or nationality of the Carrier where the purchase took place), on the condition that the sealed bags in which they were placed have remained sealed. 

In addition, the proof of purchase must remain visible inside the bag. It mentions the airport or the Carrier where the goods were purchased.

Liquids in duty free by passengers in transit

Transit in a European Union member country (EU) :

If you are in transit in a French or European Union (including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland) airport coming from a non-EU airport, the liquids you bought in duty-free in the third countries or on board a third country airline company may in all cases be kept during the second departure flight from the EU, on the condition that the conditions imposed by the regulations are respected: bag kept sealed and proof of purchase visible inside it.

They can, a fortiori, be kept if the passenger is in transit in the EU from a flight which initially departed from the EU.

Transit in a country not belonging to the European Union (EU):

For transits in airports outside the EU, it is necessary to request information from the airline companies and governmental authorities on the current regulations in those countries for carrying on of liquids, including other categories of liquids permitted in the EU (less than 100ml for example).

What about other categories of liquids?

The other categories of liquids (and notably mineral water, fizzy drinks, perfumes and alcohol purchased in places other than the airport on in flight) remain prohibited.

How should you prepare yourself for the security checks?

Passengers are requested to present their liquids separately during the security checks and so they should take them out of their cabin baggage.

Other than these specific measures for liquids, passengers are requested to take their coats and jackets off and to take computers and other large electronic devices out of their cabin baggage in order to present them separately.

What are the consequences of the liquid security check?

Permitted liquids are subjected to security checks during which the passenger may be asked to justify his possession of the liquids under the current regulations. If there is any doubt over the authorisation of a product, the liquid will be not be allowed to be carried on by the security agents.

What will happen to refused liquids?

It’s possible that the liquids belong to the category of prohibited liquids or to the category of permitted liquids but their inoffensive nature has yet to be confirmed. Passengers are therefore advised to consult the departure airport staff on the alternatives in case of refusal to be carried on board: the possibility to check them in as checked baggage, the possibility of recovering them after the journey, sending them by post...


The dangerous items mentioned below (non-exhaustive list) are considered as dangerous for the safety of the aircraft and its passengers; as a result, they are forbidden from being carried in the cabin. For your own safety, international regulatory authorities have placed certain restrictions or prohibitions on the carriage of dangerous goods.

The details stated below apply to Aircalin operated flights only. If your flight is operated by another airline including Aircalin code share flights, you will need to check the details with the airline operating the service. With a few exceptions, the dangerous items are forbidden in cabin baggage for passengers and flight crew and may not be carried upon one’s person.

Forbidden items

Revolvers, firearms & other projectile arms:

  • all types of firearm such as pistols, revolvers, rifles;
  • toys, copies and imitations of firearms that may be confused with real weapons;
  • spare parts for firearms, except for telescopic sights;
  • air pistols and air rifles, such as pistols, rifles and shotguns;
  • flareguns and starter pistols;
  • bows, crossbows and arrows;
  • harpoons and spearguns;
  • slings and slingshots.

Stunning weapons:

  • stunning devices such as stunguns and electric batons;
  • bolt guns;
  • incapacitating chemical susbtances, gas or sprays, such as chloroacetophenone sprays, pepper sprays, tear gas, mace sprays or animal repellants.

Items with a sharp point or a sharp edge:

  • items designed to cut, such as axes, hachets and cleavers;
  • picks and ice picks;
  • razor blades;
  • box cutters;
  • knives with blades of more than 6 cm ;
  • scissors whose blades, measured from the axis, are of more than 6 cm;
  • sharp-tipped or sharp-edged martial arts equipment;
  • swords and sabres.

Work tools:

  • crow bars;
  • drills and heads, including electonic wireless drills;
  • tools whose blades or stems longer than 6 cm, which could be used as weapons such as screwdrivers and chisels;
  • saws, including  portable electric wireless saws;
  • blowtorches;
  • nailguns and sealing guns.

Blunt instruments:

  • baseball bats, soft-ball and cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks;
  • nightsticks, billy clubs, clubs and truncheons;
  • martial arts equipments.

Explosive or incendiary substances or devices:

  • ammunition;
  • fuses;
  • detonators and detonating cords;
  • copies or imitations of explosive devices;
  • mines, grenades and other military explosives;
  • fireworks and other pyrotechnics;
  • smoke bombs and cartridges;
  • dynamite, powder and plastic explosives

Regulated goods:

  • Briefcases with alarm systems
  • Electrical weapons such as tasers
  • Stunning weapons such as pepper spray and tear gas
  • Gas such as camping stoves, gas bottles
  • Corrosives such as mercury, electrolyte batteries, stripper, bleach, chlorine
  • Explosives such as fireworks, flares, bangers, firecrackers
  • Inflammable liquids such as petrol, paint, lacquer, varnish, thinner, solvent, acetone
  • Inflammable solids such as matches
  • Oxydising substances such as bleaching powders
  • Chemical products, fertiliser, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides
  • Toxic and infectious materials
  • Radioactive material
  • Magnetic materials

Check the list of dangerous items to know which ones are authorised, and which one need to be declared at the airport.

Lithium battery

Special precautions are required when transporting lithium batteries.

There are 3 types of batteries, defined by their power in watt hours (Wh).

Lithium batteries as found in laptops, mobile phones and other portable electronic devices, are now considered dangerous items, and may not be found in checked baggage.

Consult the document for more information.

Carriage of damaged, defective or recalled battery or device in not authorized in passengers baggage.

However, if a damaged, defective or recalled battery or device have been carried by inadvertence on board an aircraft, make sure to :

  • keep the battery or device turned off
  • protect it from accidental activation (also disabling any features that may turn it on)
  • keep it on the person
  • not charge it at any time

When a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure immediately inform the cabin crew

General information

Local airport security restrictions may further limit the quantities and conditions of carriage that are shown below. You must ensure they comply with both prior to travelling.

If you are unsure as to whether you can take something on the aircraft, please ask your travel agent or Aircalin for details of the exact requirements.

Aircalin restriction

Carriage of self balancing devices powered by lithium batteries as per Hoverboards, Airboards, Oxboards, E-skateboards, Waveboards, U-runners, etc. is totally forbidden on passengers and crew members  carry-on and checked-baggage  on all Aircalin network.

Restrictions on powders

Powders (e.g. sand, salt, talcum, cosmetics, etc.) greater than 350 ml/g carried in cabin baggage are not allowed:

  • For departures from an international terminal in Australia and New Zealand,
  • In transit through Australia and New Zealand.
  • From French Polynesia, in case of simultaneous departure with a flight to the United States


  • Baby products,
  • Medical products,
  • Therapeutic products other than a medical product,
  • Cremated remains (ashes),
  • Duty Free items in a sealed bag with proof of purchase.

Advice to travellers

In order to avoid all risk of your powders being prohibited from being carried in the cabin, you are advised to place them in your hold baggage, and to keep only indispensable medicinal products or baby products.