Pets

 

We know your pets are part of your family, which is why we treat every animal who flies with us like a VIP.

VLM Airlines only accepts Cats and Dogs.

Assistance dogs

If you are travelling with a recognised assistance dog, it can travel with you free of charge in the cabin of your VLM Airlines flight. This service cannot be booked online and we might need to limit the number of dogs we can carry in the cabin. 

Please contact our Customer Service Center.

Pet in cabin (PETC)

Pets must be transported in a waterproof bag, with dimensions that may not exceed 118 cm / 45 inches in total.

It is the owners’ responsibility to ensure that all documentation and animal passports are in order before departure.

Please contact our customer contact centre no later than 72 hours before your departure. Please note that pets are not permitted on flights to the United Kingdom.

Snub-nosed dogs and cats, such as pugs, Shih Tzus and Persian or Burmese cats, are permitted for transport but special rules apply to the transport of snub-nosed animals (brachycephalic animals).

If you wish to transport your pet as Pet in Cabin (PETC) please in following discharge at the bottom of this page. Afterwards, send your form duly completed to reservation@flyvlm.com.

The conditions for acceptance

The animal must:

  • be clean, healthy, harmless and odourless
  • not be under the age of 12 weeks
  • not annoy other passenger
  • be booked in advance via our Customer Service Centre
  • be kept in a soft-sided, leak and smell-proof bag during the whole flight
  • remain completely inside the closed bag (including tail and head) during the whole flight
  • if pregnant, be accompanied by a veterinary certificate certifying that the animal is fit to travel and there is no risk of birth occurring during the journey

RELEASE FORM FOR PETC ACCEPTANCE OF SNUB-NOSED BREEDS

 

Flight number: VO……

Date: …..

From …… to …..

 

By signing this release form I, ………………………, acknowledge that VLM Airlines has duly informed me of the risks of air travel for my dog and/or cat.

 

I understand that brachycephalic animals suffer from a significant risk of mortality during transportation on board of an aircraft due to respiratory distress, injury or sickness as a consequence of their breathing difficulty.

 

Consequently, I, as owner of the animal or on his behalf, fully discharge VLM Airlines, its agents, subcontractors and insurers if the animal suffers from this condition during the carriage and/or leads to injury or mortality of the latter during transportation and expressly renounce to any claim except if I demonstrate that the injury or mortality has another origin for which VLM Airlines could be liable.

 

Done at ................................ on ..................................

 

Undersigned,

 

 


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