Shipping Dangerous Goods

At Alaska Airlines, we accept hazardous materials in accordance with the ICAO/IATA (International Civil Aviation Organizations / International Air Transport Association) dangerous goods regulations (DGR).

Process for Dangerous Goods Transportation

As a shipper of dangerous goods, correct declaration, classification, packaging, marking and labeling are your responsibility as designated by the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations). Dangerous Goods must always be fully declared and prepared in accordance with all applicable Federal air transportation regulations.

  • When required, the shipper shall prepare a Dangerous Goods shipment in accordance with applicable regulations ICAO/IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Note: Federal Regulations may require Hazardous Material Training to prepare a Hazardous material shipment for air transport.
  • IATA http://www.iata.org/Pages/default.aspx
  • When applicable the shipper shall present a shipment to Alaska Airlines with two copies of the required Shipper's Declaration completed, signed, dated and in the correct format.
  • Not all dangerous goods require a Shipper's Declaration or specific packaging. Please consult the current edition of the IATA DGR for specific information.  
  • Shipments containing Lithium Batteries must have a Lithium Battery Transport Document when not accompanied with a Shipper's Declaration. Refer to Lithium Battery Information 
  • Proper packaging, marking and labeling with the correct paperwork in accordance with the Regulations, must be completed prior to shipping.

If a shipment and accompanying paperwork is not prepared correctly according to all applicable regulations, the shipment will not be accepted for carriage. Shipments must be in proper condition for air transport; damaged, leaking or improper packaging will also not be accepted. Dangerous Goods may be limited by Regulations to specified amounts per package and aircraft type.

Shipments must fully match the description given on the paperwork. Undeclared or incorrectly declared hazardous materials will be reported as required by Federal Hazardous Material regulations.

Horizon Air (Flights AS2000 - AS2999)

Only accepts the following dangerous goods items:

  • UN 3373 Biological Substances, Category B
  • Shipments containing 5.5 pounds/2.5 kilos or less of dry ice when packaged on its own or packed with non-dangerous goods.     

SkyWest (Flights AS3450 - AS3499)

 Only accepts the following dangerous goods items:   

Dry Ice:    

  • Dry Ice not to exceed 5.5 pounds/2.5 kilos per package. 
  • Dry Ice must be transported in containers that allow ventilation of carbon dioxide.
  • Dry Ice labeling must state "Dry Ice", with the corresponding weight on each package.

UN3373 Biological Substance, Category B:      

  • UN3373 Biological Substance, Category B shipments are acceptable for transport when properly packaged and labeled
  • All UN3373 Biological Substance, Category B packages require the following:
    • UN3373 diamond-shaped mark/label on the outer package
    • UN3373 number on the air waybill
    • "Biological Substance-Category B" must be written on the outer packaging and on the air waybill