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Cabin Baggage


Cabin baggage is baggage that is not checked-in to the hold of the aircraft, but is kept in the cabin under the passenger’s custody. It is carried free of charge if falling within the free allowance. The passenger shall store the cabin baggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of him/her

Cabin Baggage Policy

Each Passenger is restricted to one bag 22x15x8 inches [55x38x20 cm] not weighing more than 21 lbs [10kgs] to all destinations with the exception of Johannesburg where the authority restricts this to 15lbs [7kgs].

The above weight and size limitations shall be verified and confirmed by use of the WB baggage moulds/ sizers at check in areas. All baggage exceeding the unchecked baggage limits shall be checked-in.

The following items may be carried free of charge by all passengers except infants;

  • 1 overcoat, wrap or blanket
  • 1 umbrella or walking stick
  • 1 ladies handbag

A reasonable amount of reading material

  • 1 small camera
  • 1 small laptop
  • 1 collapsible baggage trolley

A fully collapsible invalid’s wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches provided that the passenger is dependent on them
When a baby carrycot is carried, lightweight articles such as bedding, diapers, feeding bottles and sufficient food for the journey may be carried free provided the total weight does not exceed 12 kilograms

Checked Baggage


I. Checked baggage is all baggage for which a baggage claims tag is issued by the airline and of which the airline takes sole custody.

II. The maximum acceptable weight for each piece of checked-in passenger baggage shall be restricted to 2 Pieces of 32 Kilos each for Business class and 2 Pieces of 23 Kilos each for Economy class and a maximum acceptable size in total linear dimensions of 203 centimeters (80 inches) for each piece on international flights and 1 Piece of 32 Kilos for Business class and 1 Piece of 23 Kilos for Economy class and a maximum acceptable size in total linear dimensions of 203 centimeters (80 inches) for each piece on domestic flights.

III. Any piece with a three-dimensional size exceeding 203 cm (80 inches) and/or a weight exceeding 32 or 23 kilos shall not be accepted for carriage as checked-in baggage. Such baggage shall be repacked by the passenger into smaller units to conform to the restricted size and weight before check-in,

IV. The maximum weight and size limits specified relate only to single items of checked-in passenger baggage and do not affect existing Company policy on passenger’s overall baggage allowance and/or excess baggage charges

V. RwandAir permit a free checked baggage allowance of 2 Pieces of 23 kilograms and may differ by class, and/or route. Carriers may apply extra charges on checked baggage in excess of their permitted allowance. Please check with the Airline as excess charges differ by route.

VI. The golf bag is allowed free and as an additional piece.

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