Air New Zealand

Departure Pets relocates pets internationally with Air New Zealand.

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

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

Air New Zealand International Origin Ports

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

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Coolangatta
  • Brisbane

Air New Zealand 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 New Zealand on flight services over 6 hours in duration.


  • Affenpinscher (all breeds)
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer (all breeds)
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Bulldog (all breeds)
  • Cane Corso
  • Chow Chow
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Japanese Chin
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Mastiff (all breeds)
  • Pit Bull
  • Presa Canario
  • Pug (all breeds)
  • Pekingese


  • Persian

Air New Zealand Documents

If your pet is booked to fly with Air NZ, there will be documentation required to be completed prior to your pets travel


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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