Security Guidelines


A. Security Removed Items 


These are items taken at a security check from a guest or from his/her hand baggage because they are not allowed to be carried at all as these items are classified as weapons or Dangerous Goods. 

i. Some items can only be accepted as checked baggage (sharp, pointed, blunt objects, tools or any toys imitating one of these items).

ii. This information is available at any check-in touch point; therefore once a guest declares, request the guest to include the item in his check-in baggage.    

iii. At security control any forbidden object detected is confisticated from the guest and disposed off.


B. Arms and Ammunition


a. Acceptance Criteria


i. Arms and Ammunition are not allowed as cabin baggage unless authorized by Head of Security.

ii. It is not allowed to hold firearms and/or other sorts of arms like daggers, flick knives and other offensive articles in the cabin, except those carried by authorized personnel as per procedures documented in the Corporate Security Program.

iii. Therefore, passengers should be advised at check-in not to carry any offensive articles neither on ones person nor in hand baggage, but to pack these items as advised for check-in purposes.

iv. Firearms and ammunitions (for sporting purposes, law Enforcement officers, authorized persons) may only be accepted as checked baggage when the passenger is in possession of the necessary export, transit and import permits.

v. The Passenger is responsible for obtaining all required permits and documentation.

vi. IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations apply.


Note: The customer Service Agent shall contact security personnel or Station Manager for handling procedures. The local security procedures at the Departure and arrival stations shall be adhered to. 


b. Reservations


i. Carriage of Arms and ammunition shall be made in advance.

ii. Handling charges shall be levied through an EMD

iii. SSR code WEAP shall be input during booking 

iv. In case of interline travel; the approval of all carriers participating in the transportation is needed.

c. Packing


i. Firearms shall be packed in a cover case.

ii. A maximum of FOUR sporting guns per passenger, if dismantled and properly packed, is allowed.

iii. Ammunition shall be securely boxed in quantities not exceeding 5 KGs gross weight per passenger, for personal use, excluding ammunition with explosive or incendiary projectiles.

iv. Allowances for more than one passenger shall not be combined into one or more packages.

v. A total of 5 packages of ammunitions not exceeding 25kgs are allowed as checked in baggage per aircraft unless a risk assessment is done and authority given by Head of Security to authorize more than 5packages .  

vi. It is not allowed to transport arms and ammunitions in the passengers checked baggage together with personal belongings.

vii. Arms  accepted as checked baggage in the hold shall be:


Separated from the ammunition (both can be transported in the same baggage) 

viii. Only ammunition for hunting, sport or service guns may be accepted. 


With the express authority of the Head of Corporate security, firearms may be carried on board an aircraft (in the cabin) by Law enforcement officers and other authorized persons acting in performance of their duty 


NOTE: SSR code WEAP shall be input during check-in


d. Costing (Refer to Excess Baggage Charges and Special Excess Baggage Charges Table)


i. A fixed charge for Firearms as a handling Fee shall apply.

ii. Once the local procedures have been adhered to, the Security officer in the station or Station Manager shall confirm  it has been paid for prior handling.


e. Required Information


i. For transportation of Arms and Ammunitions A “WEAP” comment appears in the PNR.

ii. The entry shall be entered in the DCS at Check-in.

iii. Captains are informed of the presence of Arms and Ammunitions through the Firearm Notification Form.

iv. An information message shall be sent to the destination and transfer station if applicable about the transportation of Arms and/or Ammunition by the security officer or persons charged with the responsibility at an outstation.