Baggage Allowances for Domestic Flights in Peru

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If you’ll be flying from place to place in Peru, you might want to take into account the baggage allowances for domestic flights within the country before choosing what bags to take and how much to pack inside them.

Peru's domestic airlines allow at least one item of hand luggage and at least one checked piece (free of charge). By having the right kind of daypack and backpack (or suitcase), you can avoid excess baggage charges and reduce your overall travel costs.

Note: Items such as knives, penknives, box cutters, knives with folding or retractable blades, ice picks, scissors and other sharp-edged objects are not allowed in hand luggage on Peru’s domestic flights.

  • 01 of 05
    • Hand luggage: Passengers can carry one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 4 kg (8 lb 13 oz), with dimensions of up to 40 cm in height, 35 cm wide and 20 cm in depth.
    • Checked baggage (free of charge): A total of 25 kg (55 lb) per passenger, with the pieces of luggage not exceeding the following dimensions: 75 cm high, 45 cm long and 35 cm in depth (or a maximum exterior linear dimension of 155 cm).
    • Excess baggage: Anything beyond the checked baggage limits is considered excess baggage, for which you’ll have to pay US$1.50 per additional kilo.
  • 02 of 05
    • Hand luggage: Passengers can carry one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (17 lbs), with dimensions of up to 55 cm in height, 35 cm wide and 25 cm in depth (premium economy and premium business passengers may carry one item of hand luggage weighing up to 16 kg/35 lb). In addition, all passengers can carry one “personal item” such as a handbag or notebook, the dimensions of which must not exceed 20 cm in height, 45 cm wide and 35 cm in depth.
    • Checked baggage (free of charge): For domestic flights within Peru, checked baggage must not exceed 23 kg (50 lb). Passengers may check two bags as long as the total weight does not exceed 23 kg. Premium passengers can check three pieces, each weighing 23 kg. Items must not exceed a maximum exterior linear dimension of 158 cm (height + width + depth).
    • Excess baggage: For overweight or extra baggage on flights within Peru, LAN’s charges begin at US$30. See the excess baggage tab for more details.
  • 03 of 05
    • Hand luggage: Avianca (formerly TACA) allows one piece of hand luggage per passenger weighing a maximum of 10 kg (22 lb) with external dimensions (height + width + depth) not exceeding 115 centimeters. Passengers may also take one additional item such as a handbag, laptop, walking cane or baby stroller.
    • Checked baggage (free of charge): For flights within Peru, economy class passengers can check two pieces of baggage with a maximum combined weight of 23 kg (50 lb) and maximum dimensions per item of 158 cm (height + width + depth). Business class passengers can check two pieces with a maximum combined weight of 32 kg (70 lb) and dimensions of 158 cm.
    • Excess baggage: Oversize baggage (158 cm to 230 cm) is subject to a US$50 charge. Items with dimensions larger than 230 cm are not accepted. Overweight items up to a maximum excess of 45 kg carry a charge of US$2.50 per additional kilogram. Charges for extra baggage begin at US$40 per piece.
  • 04 of 05
    • Hand luggage: Passengers can carry a maximum of 8 kg (17 lb) of hand luggage, not exceeding the following measurements: 40cm x 32cm x 20cm. One exception to this rule is the Cusco-Lima flight, where the maximum baggage weight is 5 kg (11 lb). Additional items, such as a handbag, walking stick, blanket, a camera or binoculars, can also be taken on board free of charge if there is space available.  
    • Checked baggage: Each passenger, excluding infants, can check two pieces of baggage weighing a combined total of 25 kg.
    • Excess baggage: Peruvian Airlines charges US$1.77 per additional kilogram, subject to availability of space on the aircraft.
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  • 05 of 05
    • Hand luggage: Each passenger can carry one item of hand luggage weighing no more than 5 kg (11 lb) and of total dimensions no greater than 75 cm. One personal item—a small daypack, a laptop or a baby bag—is also allowed.
    • Checked baggage: Each passenger can take 15 kg (33 lb) of checked baggage.