Cork Airport

Travelling With Pets At Cork Airport

Below you will find useful information about flying with your pet from Cork Airport.

Contact Your Airline

Pet policies differ among individual airlines and some airlines will only carry guide/assistance animals, like guide dogs, and practically all airlines require advance booking. Please contact your airline directly to find out more. Contact details for airlines departing from Cork Airport can be found here.

Pet Travel at Cork Airport

Pet Travel

  • A distinction is made between animals which are permitted to travel in the cabin (PETC = pet in cabin) and animals which are carried in the hold (AVIH = animal vivant in hold).
  • Where your pet will travel depends on its size, weight and the type of animal and whether or not your pet is a special assistance animal.
  • Your pet must be kept in a suitable transport crate, which should be well ventilated, leak-proof and contain the animal securely.
  • Your pet should have sufficient space and be able to move freely.
  • Flying with your own pet should not be underestimated. The unfamiliar environment, strange smells and new sounds can make the journey very difficult and stressful for your animal.
  • For more information about travel requirements and the necessary documentation, contact your airline or travel agent directly.

Pet Documentation

For overseas travel, dogs and  cats may need:

  • A valid pet passport.

  • Microchip.

  • Particular vaccinations.

  • A veterinary health certificate.

  • To find out more about travelling or relocating out of Ireland with your pet please visit the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website here.

Contact Us

If you can't find what you are looking for above or if you'd like to make a suggestion, please feel free to reach out to us via email at: or by phone on: +353 21 431 3131 and a member of our team will be able to assist.