Baggage Allowances

Knowing your baggage allowance can make a difference to your journey and ensure safety and comfort.

As you will not have access to your checked baggage during flight, we advise that you carry your medication, travel documents and valuables in your carry-on baggage. For easy identification, do also label your checked baggage with full contact information.

Checked baggage allowances

Checked baggage allowances

As a member of Celestars Frequent Flyer Gold Level, you will  enjoy extra baggage allowances. Additionally, Celestars Silver Levelmembers will also enjoy extra allowances. The baggage allowance you have for your flight will be printed on your tickets.

Baggage weight limitations
If you are travelling to and from Australia, Brunei, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, please note that, in accordance with local Occupational Health Safety rules, each of your checked bags cannot exceed 32 kg.

You will be required to re-pack your baggage if the baggage weight exceeds 32 kg. Heavy machinery or spare parts that exceeds the weight limitation would not be transported to and from the abovementioned countries.

Valuable and fragile items
You are strongly advised against packing the following items into your checked baggage:

  • Laptop
  • Medicine
  • Securities / Negotiable papers
  • Silverware / Precious metals
  • Money / Jewellery / Other valuable items
  • Business / Travel / Identification documents

Cabin baggage

Cabin baggage allowances

Under the Air Uganda' cabin baggage policy, each passenger will be allowed the following cabin baggage allowance. Please expand the tabs below to see the cabin baggage allowances as well as what items constitute one piece of cabin baggage.

Articles Allowed Onboard
You may carry onboard the articles listed below free of charge, over and above your free baggage allowance (subject to local country specific restrictions, if any):

  • Ladies' handbag
  • Overcoat
  • Umbrella
  • Walking stick
  • Laptop / Notebook
  • Small camera
  • Reading material
  • Infant’s food for consumption in flight / infant’s carrying basket
  • A pair of crutches and/or other prosthetic devices for the passenger’s use provided the passenger is dependent upon them

Cabin Baggage Checks
Checks will be carried out on our flights at check-in and prior to boarding. At check-in, cabin baggage that exceeds the allowed limits must be checked in. Prior to boarding, cabin baggage that exceed the allowed limits will be collected and stored in the aircraft cargo compartment and excess baggage charge may become necessary if combined weight with the bags already checked in exceeds your allowance.

To facilitate security checks at the airport, as well as for the safety of our customers and cabin crew, please observe the guidelines on the weight and size of carry-on luggage. This will minimise the likelihood of injuries which could be caused by luggage falling from the overhead compartments due to excess stowage. Cabin baggage that exceeds the stipulated allowances will have to be checked in.  It will also help ensure the aircraft cabin remains clutter-free, for easier movement by fellow passengers and the crew.

Singapore Airlines retain the sole discretion to determine, for purposes of your safety or the safety and comfort of other passengers, whether any item of your baggage will be permitted in the cabin or must be carried as checked baggage.

1. Cabin baggage allowance per piece
 Cabin class Allowance Dimensions 
Suites, First, Business Two pieces*, 7 kg per piece Sum of length, width, height  (including protrusions) not exceeding 115cm **
Economy One piece, 7 kg per piece Sum of length, width, height  (including protrusions) not exceeding 115cm **
2. Items deemed to constitute one piece of cabin baggage
Item  Dimensions 
Trolley bag 55cm x 40cm x 20cm
Garment bag Dimensions not exceeding 115cm, thickness not exceeding 20cm when folded
Briefcase 50cm x 40cm x 25cm

Food Items in Cabin / Checked Baggage

You are advised to check with the relevant authorities of the country that you are travelling to if you wish to carry food items in your cabin and/or checked baggage.

In addition to AVA’s guidelines, Air Uganda may restrict the carriage of items in the cabin and/or checked baggage if these items are deemed offensive to other passengers. Examples of items prohibited in the cabin and/or checked baggage are items that give a strong smell that may be offensive to other passengers. Please check with our staff if you are bringing such items on board.