Dangerous goods and prohibited articles
The following items may not be taken into the security restricted area or the passenger cabin of the aircraft:
a) Guns and other weapons
Any item capable, or appearing capable, of firing a projectile or causing injury. Including:
• Any firearm (pistols, revolvers, rifles, hunting guns, shotguns etc.)
• Replicas and imitations of firearms
• Parts of firearms (with the exception of telescopic sights and aiming lenses)
• Air pistols, air rifles and pellet guns
• Flare pistols
• Starter pistols
• Toy guns of any kind
• Learners' guns
• Industrial bolt and nail guns
• Harpoon guns
• Slaughterhouse guns
• Weapons designed to stun or cause electric shock, e.g. cattle prods, taser guns
• Cigarette lighters shaped like a firearm
b) Sharp and pointed weapons and other items
Pointed or bladed items capable of causing injury, including:
• Small and large axes
• Arrows and darts
• Harpoons and spears
• Pocket-knives or stilettos with any length of blade
• Knives, including ceremonial knives, with blades longer than 6cm, of metal or any other hard material capable of being used as weapons
• Meat cleaver
• Cutthroat razors and razor-blades (with the exception of safety blades or disposable razors, with blades in a case) sabres, swords and swordsticks
• Scissors with blades longer than 6cm
• Ski and walking/hiking poles
• Throwing stars (shuriken)
• Professional or working tools which might serve as pointed or sharp-edged weapons, e.g. drills and bits, box cutters, kitchen knives, saws of any kind, screwdrivers, crowbars, hammers, pliers, spanners and wrenches, blow-torches.
c) Blunt objects
Any blunt object capable of causing injury, including:
• Baseball and softball bats
• Clubs or batons - rigid or flexible - e.g. truncheons, night sticks and batons
• Cricket bats
• Golf clubs
• Hockey sticks
• Lacrosse sticks
• Kayak and canoe paddles
• Billiard cues
• Fishing rods
• Martial arts equipment, e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts.
d) Explosive and flammable materials
Any explosive or highly flammable material which might endanger the health of passengers and crew or the safety, in all respects, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:
• Blasting caps
• Detonators and fuses
• Explosives and explosive devices
• Replicas or imitations of explosive materials or devices
• Mines or other military explosives
• Grenades of all kinds
• Gases and gas cylinders, e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen - in large volume
• Fireworks, flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps
• Non-safety matches
• Smoke grenades or cartridges
• Flammable liquid fuel, e.g. petrol, diesel, lighter fuel, alcohol, ethanol
• Paint spray cans
• Turpentine and paint thinners
• Alcoholic drinks with more than 70% alcohol content (140% proof).
e) Chemical and toxic substances
Any chemical or toxic substance which might endanger the health of passengers and crew, or the safety, in any way, of the aircraft or personal items carried thereon. Including:
• Acids and alkalis, e.g. wet-cell batteries
• Corrosive or bleaching substances - e.g. mercury, chlorine
• Disabling or incapacitating sprays, e.g. Mace spray, pepper spray, tear gas
• Radioactive material e.g. isotopes for medical or commercial use
• Infectious or biologically hazardous material - e.g. contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses
• Material capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion.
Please remember that you may not carry items which might cause injury or bodily harm. For example:
• Weapons and in general any item which is or might appear to be capable of firing a projectile or causing injury, such as: parts of firearms, replicas and imitations of weapons such as toy air guns or any kind of pistols or pellet guns, launchers of any kind, harpoon guns or any device designed to immobilize or administer electric shock.
• Pointed or sharp objects of any kind or material capable of causing injury, such as: penknives, stilettos, knives, axes, arrows, scalpels, scissors or any other sharp or pointed tool or household item.
• Any blunt instrument capable of causing injury, such as: sporting bats, clubs, canes and rackets of any kind, oars, billiard cues, fishing rods, martial arts equipment.
The above is not intended as an exhaustive list. For more information, please contact our staff.
We must remind you of the current comprehensive prohibition on taking any sharp metal objects on board the plane, including knives or penknives, scissors, knitting needles, manicure sets, etc.
Any such items found will be confiscated by the airport authorities; the company accepts no responsibility for their return to passengers, nor can there be any question of compensation being paid in the event of loss. Items of the sort described may be carried only in the baggage checked in by customers for carriage in the hold.
Liquids carried in hand luggage - New E.U. security measures
As of 06/11/2006, new security measures will be in effect at all airports in the European Union (European Commission Regulation 1546/06) regarding liquids carried in hand luggage. According to the new European Regulation, such items (e.g. water, alcohol and beverages, gel, cream, glue, lotion, perfume, shampoo, mascara, lip gloss, hair spray, toothpaste, shaving foam, aerosols, contact lens solution, honey, marmalade, soup, olive oil, any other item of similar consistency) have been added to the list of prohibited articles that you may not carry on board, unless conditions are met.
The new regulation is applied in addition to the existing rules for items that are not allowed to be carried on board an aircraft and affects only the liquid items in your hand luggage and not the checked-in baggage.
Here below you will find useful information and guidelines for your better and faster service at all airports to which the new rules apply.
Items that can be carried in your hand luggage:
• Liquid items, in individual containers with a capacity no greater than 100 ml. They have to be contained in one transparent plastic re-sealable bag of a maximum capacity not exceeding 1 litre. This plastic re-sealable bag is limited to one per passenger and must be sealed and delivered to the Security Screening separately for examination.
• Liquids required for medical or dietary purposes and baby foods which are to be used during the trip. You may be asked for proof that they are needed.
• Products that are sold in shops beyond the Security Screening points (Duty Free Shops). These products should be placed in a special sealed bag. This special sealed bag, which should be provided by the shop, must not be opened before you are screened - otherwise the contents may be confiscated at the checkpoint. All these liquids are additional to the quantities in the re-sealable plastic bag mentioned above. Security screening staff is obliged to ask you to dispose of any liquid products that do not comply with the conditions of the new European Regulation. Such items will be sent for recycling as useless.