How Strict Is Air Astana With Carry On Baggage?

Air Astana is the flag carrier of Kazakhstan and is based in Almaty.

and if you are planning to book a flight with them it is important to know how strict is Air Astana with carry on baggage? and have some knowledge about their overall luggage rules.

In this post, we will take a closer look at Air Astana’s carry-on and checked baggage policy and how strict they are with their luggage regulations.

Let’s dive right in.

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What Is Air Astana Baggage Allowance?

Air Astana baggage allowance differs on the ticket you have:

  • Business Class – 2 Pieces up to 32kg each
  • Economy Sleeper – 2 Pieces up to 23 kg each
  • Economy Class – 1 Piece up to 23kg

This rule does not apply to infants under two years old without a seat.

Items of baggage weighing over 32kg cannot be accepted as checked baggage. Please check information on Air Astana Cargo services.

How Strict Is Air Astana Carry On Baggage?

What is Air Astana cabin baggage?

Air Astana allowas its Guests 1 carry-on bag and 1 with the following requirements:

  • 114 centimeters (56 x 45 x 25 cm) or 45 linear inches (22 x 18 x 10 in) including handles and wheels
  • Weigh no more than 8 kg or 17 lb
  • Fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you

In addition to your carry-on you can also bring a personal that can be one of the following items:

  • A purse, briefcase, laptop bag, jacket, umbrella, diaper bag, duty free items, and assistive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, child restraint seats, etc.)

What Is Air Astana Checked Baggage Allowance?

Air astana check-in baggage size

Air Astana standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy details follow:

  • Maximum dimensions per bag: 157 centimeters or 62 inches (length + width + height)
  • Maximum weight per bag: 23 kg or 50 lb in Economy Class and 32 kg or 70 lb in Business Class or if the Economy Sleeper is booked on Boeing 757 flights

Air Astana Excess Baggage Charges

Excess baggage fees are charged when the applicable allowance per airfare selected and/or Nomad Club status has been met. Check the Air Astana website for exact details on the applicable charge and weight per bag allowed.

Air Astana Extra Baggage

Additional Baggage for Tickets Sold after August 7th, 2019 with Flight Dates after August 21st, 2019

If you need to take extra baggage, you can book additional baggage in advance with a 30% discount.

Pre-paid Additional Baggage can be added to your booking 36 hours before the departure.

Pre-paid Additional Baggage not available for interline and code share agreements.

Requests received less than 36 hours before the departure, Additional Baggage will be charged according to the standard rate in the airport.

Nomad Club members are entitled to additional baggage benefits at no charge. Please consider this before purchasing Prepaid Additional Baggage.

How to proceed with a pre-paid Additional Baggage

  • Online when making your booking.
  • Via our Call Center in Almaty +7 727 244 4477, in Nur-Sultan +7 717 258 4477 or visit any ticketing office.
  • On the official website via Manage My Booking.
  • Via your travel agent.

Air Astana Special Baggage Allowance

Starting from January 1st , 2019, oversized baggage (a bag, total sum of three dimensions over 158 cm) at departing from Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates, will be accepted only at the special OOG check-in counter with an additional charge of 45 AED; payment will be charged by the DNATA handling company.

Carriage of pets is allowed in the passenger cabin upon preliminary negotiations with the carrier and at compliance with the established Air Astana rules and payment of a special fare. Your pet must be kept inside a special pet container at all times, the dimensions of which must not exceed 30 x 47 x 27 cm.

A passenger is only entitled to carry one pet container the maximum weight of which together with the pet is 8 kg.

Alternatively, upon preliminary negotiations with the carrier your pet can be carried in a pet container of established dimensions as cargo or checked-in baggage in a special compartment of the aircraft upon payment of the established fare

Air Astana Baggage FAQ

How can I find out how much baggage allowance I will have and how much hand baggage I can carry?

Baggage allowances vary depending on the ticket you booked with Air Astana. Typically, each Business Class passenger has an allowance of 30 kg, whilst each Economy Class passenger has an allowance of 20 kg. Further information about baggage allowance and hand baggage can be found in the Baggage Allowance section of this website.

Do I have to pay for excess baggage?

If you Exceed Any Air Astana checked baggage allowance per bag you will be charged for the excess weight at the applicable rate per kilo. Each item must not exceed 32 kg. Please note that where payload restrictions apply the excess baggage will be offloaded first. For more details on excess baggage rates please visit Excess Baggage Rates section of our website.

Which Items i’m not allowed to carry with Air Astana?

Security-type attaché cases, cash boxes, cash bags, disabling devices (such as mace, pepper spray, etc), explosives, ccompressed gases (incl. aerosols), flammable liquids, substances with a high oxygen content, e.g. peroxides and bleaching powder, toxic substances, radioactive substances, corrosive substances, magnetic, harmful or malodorous substances and irritants. It is also forbidden to carry firearms, replicas of weapons, daggers, flick knives and other offensive looking articles on your person or in hand baggage. For more information please visit the Dangerous Goods section of our website.

Are there any specific baggage regulations?

If you are going to take with you any special baggage such as: live animals equipment, technical devises and apparatus vehicle spare parts perishable items, food staff, plants medicines wheelchairs outsized and heavy items fragile items Please contact Air Astana Special Services in advance to get approval for carriage of these items. This is in your interest, because you may not be allowed to carry such baggage if you come to check-in without getting prior approval.

Disclosure: All information is pulled from The airline websites as a resource. Airline websites are the authority and can change at any time. For the latest information please visit the Airline website: