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Sports equipment

The following items are considered as baggage allowed on our flights provided they meet the weight and measurement requirements established for each travel region:

  • Golf equipment: consists of the bag and golf clubs which must be fully protected. The maximum weight of the bag must be 50 pounds (23 kilos) and the sum of its three dimensions (height + length + width) must not exceed 158 centimeters (62 inches).
  • Fishing equipment: items considered as normal baggage.
  • Diving equipment: an empty tank, pressure gauge, a snorkel, a spear, a pair of fins, safety vest, a weight belt, regulator and a mask.
  • Bicycles: non-motorized touring or racing bicycle with a single seat, with folding handlebars and pedals removed, properly packaged.
  • Archery equipment: consists of a bow, arrows and maintenance equipment in a container that will protect items from damage.
  • Bowling equipment: items considered as normal baggage.
  • Kitesurfing equipment: includes board, kite, steering bar and harness, wakeboards.
  • Skiing equipment: 1 pair of skis, 2 poles, boots and shoes, snowboards.
  • Surf equipment: (Board) applies to boards of less than 12 feet and weighing less than 70lbs.
  • Hang Gliding equipment: A sail, a harness and the metal airframe structure that holds the sail.

In the event that excess baggage is generated, it will be charged according to the rates established for the route.

Additional charges

The following sports equipment incurs a transportation charge on international flights:
  • Surf boards: you can check the first bag (paying the relevant fee) as part of your luggage and carry a maximum of three boards in one bag per passenger with a maximum weight of 70 pounds (32 kilos) and up to 12 feet (3.7 meters long).
  • Kitesurfing equipment: includes board, kite, steering bar and harness, wakeboards
  • Hang gliders: You can check one glider per bag, maximum weight 70 pounds (32 kilos) and 5 meters long.

Charges for surf and kite boards on flights operated in connection with TACA Regional: 
  • A maximum of one board per passenger, which must be less than the 6.7 feet.
  • On flights operated by Cessna Caravan aircraft, the board must be transported out of its bag; for flights operated by ATR aircraft only one board per bag is permitted; this equipment may not be transported on Embraer 190 operated flights.
  • An amount of USD 30 must be paid at the domestic airport (depending on destination: Honduras, Costa Rica and / or Guatemala).

Charges for: Surfboards, kite surfers and hang gliders (hang gliders are only allowed on flights operated by Avianca): 
  • Within Colombia (except for international connections): the combination of one piece of equipment and one bag is permitted with a maximum weight of 50 pounds (23 kilos) without charge. If the weight limit is exceeded, excess baggage or extra piece charges apply as appropriate.
  • To and from North America: a charge of USD 125 applies, except from Miami to San Jose, C.R. or San Jose, C.R. to Miami where a fee of USD 100 applies.
  • To and from Brazil: a charge of USD 50 for the first bag applies; from the second bag on, there is an additional payment per piece up to 70 pounds (32 kilos) of USD 125.
  • For all other international destinations the charge will be USD 100.

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