Although we do our best to accommodate our Guests’ needs, safety does come first. With this in mind, everything you need to know about what weapons will be accepted and what documentation is needed to guarantee carriage can be found below.

Not allowed

Fastjet does not allow the transportation of automatic weapons, ammunitions (including blank cartridges), pistol caps, fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics, smoke canisters and crackers. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Contact the fastjet Call Centre for more information or read on. 


Sporting or competition rifles

For safety reasons, we do not accept sporting and/or competition firearms, and ammunition for carriage.


Weapons and ammunition

Rules and regulations

Weapons such as antique firearms, swords, knives and similar items may, at our reasonable discretion, be accepted as hold baggage in accordance with our regulations, but are not allowed into the aircraft cabin.

  • Fastjet does not accept carriage of any weapons except handguns and ammunition suited to these weapons, and which adhere to the conditions listed below.

  • Ammunition can only be carried in your hold baggage and may not exceed 5 kg per Guest travelling.

  • The transportation of ammunition alone is not permitted.

  • Failure to comply with these terms may result in you being denied boarding and forfeiture of your booking with no refund to you.


Procedures to be followed

If you wish to travel with a handgun and/or ammunition, you need to follow the below procedure.

  1. Inform the airport security staff that you carry a handgun upon arrival at the airport. As handguns are subject to police and other security formalities, we recommend that you check in at least two (2) hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight.

  2. Ensure the safety catch is on and that the handgun(s) is securely packaged in a gun case.

  3. Produce valid documentation and licences which prove your ownership and legal authority for the possession of the handgun(s) and ammunition.

  4. Fill in the Firearm Notification form.

  5. Security will assess the weapon, before placing it in the gun box in the aircraft hold.

  6. You will then be given a receipt that you will need to produce at your destination in order to claim the handgun from the fastjet staff or handling agents.

  7. Please note that the carriage of handgun(s) and/or ammunition is at the sole discretion of fastjet. Should you be found to be carrying a handgun in your checked baggage, the weapon will be confiscated.


Read our Terms and Conditions for more information.