Restricted items

Very strict legislation exists on the carriage of all dangerous goods. Items such as paint, varnish, lighter fuel, gas refills for hair stylers, fireworks or party poppers cannot be carried. Pistols cannot be carried. Regulations concerning the carriage of sporting guns or the rules on restricted items can be obtained from your tour operator or booking agent.

The following items are NOT permitted for carriage in the aircraft cabin with you:

  • guns, firearms and other devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including firearms of all types – such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons; component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights; compressed air and CO2 guns – such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns; signal flare pistols and starter pistols; bows, crossbows and arrows; harpoon guns and spear guns; slingshots and catapults
  • devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including devices for shocking – such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons, animal stunners and animal killers. Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays – such as mace, pepper sprays, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays – are NOT permitted either as hand or hold baggage
  • objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including items designed for chopping – such as axes, hatchets and cleavers; ice axes and ice picks; razor blades; box cutters; knives with blades of more than 6cm; scissors with blades of more than 6cm as measured from the fulcrum; martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge; swords and sabres
  • tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of aircraft, including crowbars, drills and drill bits, and cordless portable power drills; tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6cm capable of use as a weapon – such as screwdrivers and chisels; saws, including cordless portable power saws; blowtorches; bolt guns and nail guns
  • blunt instruments capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including baseball and softball bats; clubs and batons – such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks; martial arts equipment

All of these items must be carried in your hold baggage.

The following dangerous articles are not permitted in baggage, whether cabin or hold baggage:

  • gas cylinders including flammable gas – such as butane (eg spares for gas-powered hair curlers) and propane (camping gas, chef’s blow torches); non-flammable gas – such as filled scuba diving cylinders; and toxic gas – such as tear gas. Cylinders not exceeding 5kg gross weight of compressed air and oxygen for medical needs may be carried subject to approval from Titan Airways
  • flammable liquids and solids including lighter or heater fuels, paint, and matches (except one box of matches or a small cigarette lighter that does not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel other than liquefied gas, and which must be carried on the person)
  • poisons including insecticides, weed killers, arsenic, and cyanide
  • radioactive material, oxidising materials, and organic peroxides – such as bleaches – and fibreglass repair kits
  • firearms and explosives, including handguns, automatic weapons, munitions, ammunition – such as blank cartridges, pistol caps, fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, and crackers.
    • please note: as an exception, sporting/competition firearms and a maximum of 5kgs of ammunition (UN0012 or UN0014) may be carried in hold luggage with appropriate paperwork, subject to available space, if declared at check-in and securely boxed or packaged. Please note, ammunition must be packed as part of passenger hold baggage and separated from firearms. Passengers checking in firearms must check in at least 90 minutes prior to the scheduled time of departure
    • passengers intending to carry sporting weapons are required to notify our Commercial Department in advance
  • infectious substances, including bacteria and viruses
  • corrosives, including mercury, acids, alkalis, and wet-cell batteries
  • lithium metal or lithium ion batteries exceeding a 100Wh rating (see below). Any lithium batteries (protected against short circuit) or equipment containing lithium batteries MUST be in cabin baggage
  • ‘Hoverboards’ or similar electrically powered personal transport devices (this does not include electric wheelchairs)

Please also see CAA Dangerous Goods Information 


We only carry oxygen for emergency use on board our aircraft and are unable to supply oxygen for your personal use in non-emergency situations. For more information, please see our medical section.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries are only permitted where they form part of a mobility aid and must not exceed 300Wh. Information about their storage, removal and packaging can be found in our medical section and from the The International Air Transport Association (IATA).