1. Unless otherwise specified by Vortex Air, a passenger manifest including individual passenger weights must be supplied by the charterer prior to the flight. All aircraft have operating weight limitations and this enables the flight crew to ensure the aircraft is loaded within these limitations and appropriate fuel loads are carried. This is particularly important for aircraft with less than 18 seats.
2. Standard adult passenger weights are 86kg for males and 71 kg for females. Particularly if individual weights average heavy than these standard weights, passenger numbers or baggage may have to be reduced.
3. If accurate passenger weights are not supplied prior to the flight, passengers or baggage may have to be left behind at the flight crew’s discretion.
Our Baggage allowance policy is as follows. Its observance is mandatory, for your safety and legal reasons. It is important passengers specify their proposed needs, and for these to be discussed with us. Vortex Air inform you of feasibility, and work out a solution with you. Without this process, you run the risk of the Pilot(s) being put in the position of having to reject items at the point of departure. The Pilot(s) is/are responsible for your safety at all times.
We understand that many trips require additional baggage, reduction in passenger numbers may be required to make this possible. Sometimes a larger aircraft is needed. We will advise you of as many options as possible at the planning stage.
If you arrive with more baggage that specified here, there is a chance that Vortex Air will not be able carry it without offloading passengers or passenger luggage. This is due to the limited space available overall in the baggage holds and generally the lack of secure lockers within the cabin. Passenger and crew safety is our priority and our baggage allowances are for these reasons.
When the aircraft is fully occupied each passenger may carry:
One soft sided overnight bag or suit sack, weighing no more than 5 - 10 Kgs.
One of either briefcase / laptop / camera bag / normal sized handbag or similar
Baggage normally cannot be carried in the cabin, apart from small personal items such as moderately sized briefcases, laptops, and handbags or similar capable of being placed beneath your legs in your seated position during takeoff and landing, or at the direction of the Pilot(s)
All items must be capable of being stowed in the baggage holds, unless they can be secured into unoccupied passenger seats.
When the aircraft is not fully occupied, spare seats may be utilised for extra baggage, provided that it can be secured by the seatbelt.