Air Panama Baggage Policy 

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About Air Panama

Booked your tickets with Air Panama? Then before proceeding to pack your luggage and board the flight, it’s crucial that you find out every important detail about Air Panama baggage policy. The airline works very hard to provide a seamless experience to all its passengers, even infants and pets. Further, it is a regional airline of Panama and is headquartered in Panama City. It has a primary hub at the Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport. Founded in 1980 as PARSA, it is the second-largest airline in the country. In addition, it serves scheduled flights to 39 destinations of Panama, 2 destinations of Colombia, and 1 destination of Costa Rica.

Baggage Allowance Policy

Here comes the guidelines explaining the major key points of the Air Panama baggage rules, which every passenger must adhere to. Make sure you take a thorough read of the following to avoid any chaotic scenarios. 

  • Each passenger is allowed to take up to 50 lbs of checked baggage irrespective of their fare type and destination. 
  • Passengers are allowed to take up to 8 lbs of carry-on baggage for all fare types.
  • Only dogs and cats are considered and accepted in the passenger cabin of the airline. 
  • If your package gets lost or damaged by the airline, then you are entitled to compensation as decided by them.
  • If you wish to carry extra baggage, then you will have to pay extra baggage fees as levied by the airline. 

Carry-On Baggage Allowance

  • All Passengers may carry a hand luggage of maximum 8 lbs of weight as per Air Panama baggage policy. Rolling baggage is not allowed in the cabin and must be checked.
  • Carry On luggage allowed in the cabin: Small soft bags or duffle bags, small backpacks, executive briefcases, computer cases.
  • Items such as coat, wallet, hat, bag with baby items, laptop computer, photographic or video equipment, briefcase, walking sticks, crutches, prostheses and wheelchairs, can be carried in hand baggage as long as the passenger needs it.
  • You should check the dimensions of your baggage at each airport, its size will depend on the type of aircraft in which you travel.

Carry-On Luggage Not Allowed 

The following items are not allowed to be carried in the passenger cabin:

  • Blades
  • Knives
  • Nail clippers
  • Folding or retractable blades
  • Punch
  • Scissors
  • sharp items
  • Lighters
  • Matches

Checked Baggage Allowance 

  • Air Panama baggage allowance allows each passenger the right to transport up to 50 lbs, irrespective of the flight destinations and fare type. 
  • You are requested to not carry valuable items like money, jewels, electronics, portable computers, medications or business documents in checked luggage. If you ignore this notice, Air Panama (7P) shall not be liable for any loss or damage.
  • Any luggage which exceeds the limit of 50 lbs will be considered as excess baggage and will incur a fee. 

Air Panama Excess Baggage Policy

The Air Panama baggage rule for excess baggage says that all the luggage which exceeds the limit of 50 lbs will be categorized as excess baggage.

  • An excess baggage surcharge will be applied beyond the permitted kilograms at a rate of PAB 5 (per extra kg) with a minimum payable of PAB 25.
  • The additional baggage piece up to a maximum of 50 lbs will be invoiced at a rate of PAB 35 per piece, and each passenger is allowed to carry a maximum of 2 additional pieces. If the maximum amount is exceeded, it may be sent as Cargo.
  • All excess baggage is accepted as conditioned baggage and will be subject to available space within the aircraft. If space is available, it will be shipped on the same flight, otherwise it will be shipped on the next available flight.

Air Panama Baggage Policy For Infants, Minors, and Pregnant Women

Minors traveling alone

  • This service applies to children between 5 and 12 years of age and has an additional charge of PAB 15 each way on domestic flights, as per Air Panama baggage policy.
  • It can be paid through the web page at the time of ticket purchase or at the counter on the same day of the flight during your check-in. Air Panama does not accept minors for connections with other airlines, only point to point.
  • The minor when traveling will be handed over by the airline staff to the flight attendant or the Captain of the aircraft. These, in turn, must deliver the minor at the destination station to an airline representative, with the discharge sheet that contains all the contact information.
  • The minor must have some document that can identify him or her, such as his or her juvenile identity card or his or her Social Security beneficiary card.
  • The luggage to be registered by the minor must be reviewed by an airline supervisor, since this luggage will be removed by an airline collaborator at its final destination, to perform immigration and customs, in accordance with Air Panama baggage rule. Therefore, the minor should not carry overweight luggage and his carry-on luggage must be one that he can keep. The minor cannot bring pets.

Pregnant Women

  • All pregnant women after 7 months of pregnancy must carry a permit or certificate from the doctor.
  • This permit or certificate must indicate that the passenger does not have any kind of complication or impediment to travel.
  • The certificate should not have more than 10 days of issue.
  • You must fill out a form with the airline, exonerating the airline from any complications before, during and after the flight.

Traveling with Infants

  • Children under 2 years old are considered infants and do not occupy space. But on international flights they must pay 10% of the published rate, as per Air Panama baggage policy.
  • If an adult travels with two infants, the first infant can be carried by the adult paying 10% of the published rate on international flights, and the second infant must pay the child rate, since they must occupy a seat.
  • At the time of making the reservation, the adult must report that they are traveling with a baby in their arms.
  • Infants requiring seats must travel with a ticket (child fare) equal to 75% of the adult fare.

Air Panama Special Baggage Policy 

Sports Equipment

Small Athletic and Sports Gear: PAB 25

  • Sports firearms
  • Archery gear
  • Bowling equipment
  • Tennis gear
  • Scuba diving equipment (each bag + $ 25.00 for each empty tank)
  • Skates and skateboards
  • Surf boards (up to 7 feet), WakeBoards, Body Boards
  • Camping gear up to 4 people

Large Sports Gear: PAB 50

  • Bicycles (must reserve space at the moment of making your reservation, maximum 5 units per flight)
  • Golf bags
  • Fishing gear
  • Inflatable Kayak
  • Parachutes
  • Paddle boards
  • Kite Surf boards
  • Wind Surf boards 
  • Camping gear for more than 5 people 

Conditions for carriage

  • Bowling equipment
    In accordance with Air Panama baggage policy, your item will be transported and can include- 1 bag of bowling equipment as 1 piece of baggage with no cost, as long as it complies with the allowed weight limit.  Extra weight policy applies.
  • Scuba diving gear and equipment
    Carriage of scuba diving gear does not apply to baggage policy. Service charge of PAB 25 will apply per equipment bag (fins, BCD vest, regulator, mask, Snorkel, wetsuit) and PAB 25 for each empty oxygen tank.
  • Golf
    1 Golf bag per passenger as part of the luggage and extra weight policy applies. In case the bag is an additional piece of the luggage allowed to the passenger, it will have an extra charge of PAB 50.
  • Tennis gear and equipment
    1 bag with 2 racquets and 6 tennis balls may be transported as part of the total baggage, Air Panama baggage weight limit applies.
  • Parachutes
    Air Panama will transport parachutes as long as they meet weight and dimensions allowed for luggage. Each parachute will occupy a slot of luggage and will be subject to excess baggage policy. In case the parachute represents an additional piece of luggage allowed to the passenger, it will carry a cost of PAB 50.
  • Surf boards
    Air Panama accepts and transports surfboards. They will be subject to overweight and oversize charges, since they don’t count as part of the baggage allowance. They will be subject to space according to the type of aircraft. All passengers at the time of making their reservation, must inform the airline that they want to take a surfboard with them.

    Air Panama will transport a maximum of 2 surf boards (Maximum of 22 lb each) per passenger using the same protective case.  Boards will be transported inside their case for its safety and without its fin. Surf boards or Wakeboards over 3.7 meters (7 feet) or 115 inches (292 cm) in length. 

    And over 44 lbs, will be transported as checked baggage.
  • Bicycles 
    Bicycles do not count as part of baggage. Air Panama baggage system will transport non motored bicycles for sports use or competition with an extra charge as Large Sport equipment. The airline will only transport bicycles properly packed or bags with proper protection that does not allow direct contact with the plane’s surface. 
  • Electronic and appliance equipment
    Appliances such as TVs (LED, LCD, PLASMA), Audio equipment, Toasters, microwave ovens, coffee makers, blenders, air fryers, computer monitors, will be transported as cargo only.
  • Musical Instruments
    You will be able to transport musical instruments as checked baggage or as additional baggage, as long as you comply with indicated parameters. In case the instrument represents an additional piece of baggage, it will have a charge of PAB 25 per Instrument.

Air Panama Baggage Policy For Lost Baggage

  • In accordance with Air Panama baggage policy, if in any case your baggage is lost, you can raise a claim for the same, by filling out the form or send an email to: [email protected] with the claim number, and the airline will gladly give immediate response and look into the matter.
  • If the condition of your baggage is different, you will be informed of whether it’s damaged or lost.
  • Remember to keep the document that is given to you in our customer service office and provide the correct address either locally or outside of Panama.
  • If you have an international connection with another airline, leave with which, final destination, air ticket number and report on that airline that your luggage will be sent by our company through them, as soon as it is located.
  • Many times, this makes it easier for the customer to remove their baggage at its final destination without customs problems, as the baggage will arrive many days later.

Air Panama Pet Policy 

  • Only dogs and cats are considered domestic animals or pets as per Air Panama baggage policy. All pets must travel in a cage or container appropriate to their size, that is escape and spill proof, that is resistant, and that can be handled safely by airline personnel.
  • When traveling, the pet will only be accepted when the person transporting it presents all the required documents such as proof of vaccinations and a certificate of good health from both the city of origin and destination.
  • No pet will be accepted to travel in the passenger cabin unless it is a guide dog or emotional support pet, which in this case must present a certificate that guarantees its therapeutic or work functions, in addition it must carry its harness or leash. 
  • Likewise, said pet must be of an acceptable size, so that it can be transported in its container inside the cabin, in front of your feet or under your seat. 
  • Only one pet will be allowed per passenger. Minors traveling alone are not allowed to travel with pets, according to Air Panama baggage rules.
  • The pet’s owners must present proof (card or certified copy) signed by a veterinarian, stating that the pet has been immunized. This document must be presented to the health officer at the airport, otherwise it cannot be boarded.

Cost to transport Animals inside the Aircraft

The transportation of animals will be charged at the rate of PAB 5 for small animals and PAB 10 for large animals per container, as long as it is within the baggage weight allowed to the passenger. The difference will be paid as overweight.

Air Panama Baggage Policy For Passengers with Special Needs

  • A passenger is considered a “passenger with special needs”, when his or her physical or mental condition requires some special attention during boarding or disembarking and during the flight. As it is a special condition and not a disease, it does not require a medical certificate.
  • In accordance with Air Panama baggage policy, at the time of the reservation, the passenger must report their status as a passenger with special needs and request information about the airport of departure and final destination, to be clear that both airports have the necessary conditions for a passenger of their condition.
  • Likewise, this passenger should arrive at the airport, two to three hours before, and request immediate attention due to the special condition.
  • This passenger must be boarded first in the aircraft, so that he/she can be accommodated in the safest and most comfortable way, without being pressured by the other passengers boarding the plane. They must also be disembarked at last, so as not to cause pressure from other passengers.
  • If the passenger travels with a wheelchair, it can be used until the door of the plane and later it will be accommodated in the cargo hold of the aircraft, at no cost and with priority over other baggage. This passenger will not be charged any additional cost, unless, due to their condition, they need to occupy more than one seat on the aircraft.

Following passengers require a companion or support for the flight:

  • In order to guarantee your safety and that of other passengers, if you have a special condition, you must be accompanied by a person of legal age who has the capacity to attend your medical or special care during the flight.
  • Passenger who cannot establish clear communication with our counter staff or cabin crew due to a special mental condition.
  • Passenger who is unable to fend for himself and must be assisted in an evacuation or emergency condition.
  • Passenger who cannot assist in performing his physiological needs on his own.

Declared Allowed Baggage 

Domestic Flights

  • As per Air Panama baggage policy, if you travel with firearms on domestic flights, it is important that they are properly packed in the corresponding security case and/or container. 
  • When registering at the counter, you must declare it immediately so that a Security or Police member can assist you in removing the ammunition from the weapon and place the case/container (with the weapon and ammunition inside) in a special bag.
  • The bag containing the case with weapons and ammunition, will be transported in the cargo compartments.

The requirements for transporting weapons on local flights are:

  • Present the current permit to carry weapons.
  • The weapon must be unloaded prior to its delivery to the personnel in charge of the review.
  • The passenger must fill out and sign the corresponding Weapons Possession form from the airline.
  • Once the weapon and its respective permits have been verified, it must be delivered to the airline in its security case/container.
  • You will be given the respective baggage password (stub) for pick-up at the destination.

International Flights:

Deadly weapons such as firearms are not allowed on any aircraft of Air Panama traveling to international destinations, for safety reasons. 

Not Allowed Baggage 

Air Panama (7P) ensures complete safety of its passengers and the following items are considered dangerous goods and may affect the safety of the flight, therefore they cannot be carried as Air Panama checked baggage or hand luggage.

  • Incendiary or explosive materials.
  • Items with poisonous or flammable gasses such as butane, oxygen or liquid nitrogen.
  • Flammable liquids such as gasoline, oils, alcohols, paint, ether, solvents.
  • Oxidizing materials such as calcium chloride, peroxide, ammonium nitrate-based fertilizers.
  • Toxic or infectious substances such as poison, pesticides, weed killers, insecticides, or organic substances of the viral type.
  • Radioactive material.
  • Chlorine tanks, oxygen, fire extinguishers.

Transportation of Lithium Batteries in Aircraft

Consumer electronics and medical devices containing lithium cells or batteries such as watches, calculators, cameras, cell phones, laptops, video cameras, headphones, etc. are allowed on board as hand luggage, as per Air Panama baggage policy.

Only spare lithium batteries are allowed in carry-on luggage, which must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.

Tips for proper transportation of spare lithium batteries:

  • Pack the spare batteries in carry-on luggage.
  • Keep spare batteries in their original packaging to prevent a short circuit.  If the original packaging is not available, isolate the battery contacts well.
  • Separate spare batteries to avoid contact with other batteries and/or metals
  • Place each battery in its own protective case, plastic bag or package, or tape the battery contacts to isolate them. Avoid crushing, punching, or putting too much pressure on the battery, as this can cause an internal short circuit and cause overheating.

Size limit for lithium batteries.

  • Passengers are allowed to travel with lithium-ion batteries containing a maximum of 160 watts per hour per battery.
  • It is prohibited to transport any lithium-ion battery containing more than 160 watts per hour on all passenger aircraft.
  • Lithium-ion batteries installed in a personal electronic device may be carried as checked or carry-on baggage.
  • Lithium-ion batteries that are not installed in a device (spare) must be in carry-on luggage and no more than two (2) spare parts of between 100 and 160 watts per hour are allowed.


  • How early can I check my luggage, if I am traveling with Air Panama ?

    Air Panama allows passengers to check in at least 3-4 hours prior to the scheduled departure of all flights.

  • How many free checked baggage can I carry with Air Panama ? 

    Air Panama allows free checked baggage of 50 lbs. If your luggage crosses this limit, you will have to pay a charge.

  • What is the Air Panama baggage fee?

    Air Panama charges a baggage fee on the luggage which exceeds the limits of 50 lbs. 

  • What should I do if my baggage is delayed or damaged?

    If you are at the airport, you can go to the Air Panama  baggage counter and report about the issue. If the luggage is damaged and the airline is responsible, then they will reimburse you.

  • What is Air Panama baggage policy ?

    Air Panama  baggage policy allows you one piece of hand baggage with a limit of 8 lbs. The checked baggage allowed by the airline is 50 lbs for all fare types and destinations. 

  • Can you check more than two bags in Air Panama ?

    Air Panama doesn’t allow two bags in checked baggage. 

  • How can I pay the Air Panama  baggage fee?

    Air Panama  allows you to pay your baggage fee both at the airport counter and online via the official website.

  • Can I carry my pet on the Air Panama  flight? 

    Yes, Air Panama only allows cats and dogs in the passenger cabin. The pet must be kept in a pet carrier, under its owner's responsibility. 

  • What is Air Panama baggage allowance for infants?

    As per Air Panama  baggage policy, infants are allowed to take one standard-sized diaper bag.

  •  Is Air Panama a good airline?

    Even as a Low-Cost Carrier, Air Panama  is the leading airline of Panama. Passengers prefer this airline to travel between cities of Panama. 

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