Air Canada

Departure Pets relocates pets internationally with Air Canada.

At Departure Pets, our team are well equipped to take care of everything associated with your pets relocation; From residence collection to boarding, flight bookings and delivery to their new home - We do it all!

Air Canada has individual restrictions and requirements for pet travel. Read on for a breakdown of what Departure Pets can service with Air Canada.

Please note, the below information is relating to Departure Pets individual pet travel services and is not a reflection of what Air Canada can or cannot do independently of a pet relocation with Departure Pets.

Air Canada International Origin Ports

These are the only ports Departure Pets can fly out of with Air Canada.

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne (Seasonal Only)

Air Canada Banned Breeds

If your pet is classified as any of the below dog and cat breeds and any of their crosses will not be able to fly on Air Canada: 


  • Affenpinscher
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all breeds) - Incl. American, English, French, Dutch
  • Chihuahua (apple-headed)
  • Chow Chow
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Pekingese
  • Pug (all breeds) - Incl. Chinese
  • Shar-Pei
  • Shih Tzu
  • Teddy Bear Dog - Incl. Zuchon or Shichon


  • British Short hair
  • Burmese
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Himalayan
  • Persian
  • Scottish Fold

Air Canada Breed Restrictions

If your pet is older than 6 months and is classified as any of the below breeds, they can fly with Air Canada if transported in CR82 crates.


  • All Staffordshire Terriers and their cross breeds
  • All Mastiffs and their cross breeds
  • Rottweilers

Pet Travel Requirements change frequently and often times without notice. For specific pet travel advice, contact our team directly for the most up to date information and tailored service.

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