Cabin Baggage

What you can bring on board

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To ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers, only one piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg is allowed in the cabin. The dimensions may not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm. The SunLight fare only includes a small piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 4 kg (40 x 30 x 20 cm).

Depending on the airport of departure, a piece of hand baggage the weight and dimensions of which exceed the permitted norms may be rejected or carried in the hold against payment at the boarding gate.

Larger items must be checked in with the passenger’s baggage. It is not allowed to carry sharp and pointed objects (e.g. jack-knives, nail scissors, knitting needles, etc.) in hand baggage. Should such items be confiscated during the security check of carry-on items, it is usually not possible to check these items in as hold baggage. Passengers must then do without these items. Important documents, valuable items and medications should only be transported in hand baggage and not in travel baggage.

For more information on forbidden and dangerous goods please click here.

Specific security requirements apply for hand baggage on flights from Türkiye (Turkey) to the UK. Please click here for further details.

SunExpress regulations for hand baggage


The amount of liquids permitted in hand baggage is regulated by local and international civil aviation authorities. The regulations which currently apply to all international flights are also applicable for all domestic flights and are summarized below.

  • Liquids or comparable products of similar consistency (this includes gels, sprays, shampoos, lotions, creams, toothpaste, for example) may only be carried in small quantities, packaged in small individual containers.
  • Permitted are containers up to 100 ml that are transported in a transparent and resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one liter. This plastic bag may contain any number of containers but must be completely sealed.
  • One such bag per passenger is allowed.
  • The bag must be presented during the security check without having to be asked
  • During the security check, the plastic bag must be taken out of the hand baggage and passed separately through the x-ray machine.

It is highly recommended that passengers purchase such bags in good time and that they pack at home those liquids and comparable products they intend to transport in their hand luggage.


Medication and special foods (e.g. baby formula) that will be needed during the flight are exempt from the above regulations. Passengers may be asked to sample medication or baby food at checkpoints.

There is no restriction on Travel Value & Duty Free products in carry-on baggage, provided they have been purchased after security screening at an EU airport or on board an EU airline and are carried in a sealed, transparent bag.  The bag must contain a receipt that can be read from outside, stating the date and place of the sale on the same day. The bag has to remain sealed until the end of the last flight segment.

Liquids can be carried in checked bag without restriction.


Transit passengers

In accordance with EU security regulations, transit passengers who have to disembark the aircraft in EU countries and have an onward flight are subject to another security check.

Please consider that within the transit area, the rules for hand baggage and liquids apply. That means that liquids above 100 ml are not allowed. We kindly ask you to keep these rules in mind when buying duty-free goods whilst in transit.

Electronic devices

Detailed information on which electronic devices passengers are allowed to bring into the cabin in their hand baggage can be found here

Bio Security

Special rules apply for bringing plants and plant products from a non-EU country into the EU. For more information, please click here


Through our bare fare, SunLight, you can travel lighter and save. This is why the SunLight fare only includes a small piece of hand baggage with a maximum weight of 4 kg (40 x 30 x 20 cm). You can pre-book an increased hand baggage allowance before your flight or at the Check-in counter. Please note that an excess hand baggage fee of 80.00 € will be charged at the gate, if you arrive to your flight with an unregistered oversized hand baggage. For flights departing from UK the fee amounts to 80 £.