Dangerous Goods - What Not To Pack For Air Freight

Knowing what you can and cannot pack for air freight can sometimes be a little tricky. Air transport is very different to other forms of transport and for this reason the dangerous goods regulations vary. You will find below a list of items you cannot pack for air freight. We urge you to use our supplied packing list and dangerous goods declaration when packing your goods, listing items and checking them against the dangerous goods declaration as you go. You will find below a list of dangerous goods that you cannot send via air freight.

  • Fireworks, ammunition, sporting ammunition, firearms or explosives of any type.
  • Cylinders of compressed air, oxygen or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). Any type of aerosol can eg: deodorant, shave cream, hair spray, paints.
  • Camping Stoves, Gas Cylinders, Cigarette Lighters or Lighter Refills.
  • Cosmetics eg: Nail polish, Nail polish remover, perfumes, and colognes.
  • Paint, paint thinners or fuel.
  • Matches of any description.
  • Dry Ice.
  • Cleaning products eg: Bleaches, detergents, oven or drain cleaners.
  • Fibreglass repair kits, puncture repair kits, adhesives.
  • Medicines which contain Alcohol or Alcohol preparations.
  • Chemicals, Pesticides, or Herbicides of any description.
  • Diving equipment eg: Air Tanks
  • Batteries of any description or goods containing batteries.
  • Machinery with Internal Combustion Engines eg: Chain Saws, Lawn Mowers, Garden trimmers, blowers.

If there is any item you are unsure about please contact us and we will be able to clarify. Further info can be found here.

Each of our customers are required to fill out and sign both the packing list and dangerous goods declaration prior to your goods being sent.