Practical information

Traveler's guide

My trip at the airport

My trip at the airport

Car park

Car park

Carcassonne Airport offers 3 car parks and numerous spaces at competitive rates.

P1: Short term for people who come to drop off or pick up passengers

P2: Average duration for trips of a few days

P3: Long duration for trips lasting several weeks

 

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Check-in

Check-in

Check-in is required to have access to the departure gate. Depending on your airline, your check-in must be done online.

 

We advise you to arrive 2h before your departure.

 

Check-in opening and closing times depend on your airline.

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Baggage

Baggage

Prepare your luggage before boarding. Certain products must be placed in the baggage hold or will have to be left at airport security

What you may take on board

What you may take on board

In your hand luggage, you may take laptop computers, video cameras, cameras and film.

 

At airport security, in addition to your hand luggage, place your jacket and the contents of your pockets on the trays provided in order to save time and avoid having to pass back and forth through the metal detector.

What should be placed in your checked luggage

What should be placed in your checked luggage

All sharp or blunt objects including nail scissors, steel nail files, pocketknives, etc. must be placed in your checked luggage. If you place these items in your hand luggage, they will not pass airport security, and you will have to leave them at the airport.

 

Cosmetic and medical aerosol sprays are permitted in the cabin, but tear gas must be checked. The same applies to hunting or sport weapons weighing up to 5 kg, which must be well wrapped, and must be reported at boarding.

 

The weight of checked luggage varies by airline and class. As a rule, it must not exceed 20 kg in economy, 30 kg in business class and 15 kg on charter flights.

 

For more information, please contact your airline.

Prohibited articles in the cabin

Prohibited articles in the cabin

Firearms

All weapons of war, and all defence, sporting, carnival, hunting, historic or collector’s weapons, even those not requiring a license are prohibited (starter’s pistols, flare guns, stunning pistols, rifles with rubber bullets and all ammunition).  

 

Bladed weapons

All sharp or pointed objects that may be a threat to public safety such as bayonets, sabres, swords, daggers, switchblades, etc. and any object considered a defensive weapon are prohibited.

 

Blunt objects

These include: clubs, baseball bats, cricket bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks, martial arts weapons, and sticks that can be used as batons. These also include blunt work tools such as sledgehammers, hammers, chisels, screwdrivers, etc.

 

Dangerous substances and materials

These are explosive substances (firecrackers, fireworks, detonators, ammunition, etc.), inflammable materials (gasoline, paint, etc.), dangerous chemicals and gasses.  

 

Imitations weapons

Any object resembling a lethal weapon such as toy weapons or grenades.

Articles prohibited in the hold

Articles prohibited in the hold

Dangerous substances and materials

These are explosive substances (firecrackers, fireworks, detonators, ammunition, etc.), flammable materials (gasoline, paint, etc.), dangerous chemicals, and gasses and weapons of self-defence projecting irritating, stinging or tear gas

Customs

Customs

Passengers arriving from an EU Member State

Passengers arriving from an EU Member State

Within the European Union, goods purchased for non-commercial purposes are not taxed at arrival.

 

However, the following limits must be respected:

  • Tobacco: 800 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1 kg of smoking tobacco
  • Spirits (whisky, gin, vodka, etc.): 10 litres
  • Intermediate products (vermouth, port, Madeira, etc.): 20 litres; wine: 90 litres
  • Beer: 110 litres

Passengers arriving from a non-EU Member State

Passengers arriving from a non-EU Member State

Formalities must be completed at customs

However, no taxes or duties must be paid under a maximum of €175 (€90 for travellers under the age of 15 years).

 

Travellers are granted allowances on the following products:

  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of smoking tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverages: 2 litres of wine with 1 litre of over 22°, or 2 litres of less than 22°. The allowance is valid only for these two categories of products (tobacco and alcoholic beverages) and for persons over the age of 17 years.
  • Perfumes: 50 g
  • Eau de toilette: 250 ml
  • Coffee: 500 g or 200 g extracts and essences
  • Tea: 100 g or 40 g extracts and essences.

Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting

French law prohibits the import, export or possession of any counterfeited object, even if intended for personal use (the goods will be confiscated, you will be fined and risk prosecution).

Specific cases

Specific cases

Certain goods are subject to specific measures when entering or exiting a Member State of the European Union, notably:

  • weapons and ammunition
  • Cultural goods
  • protected wild plant and animal species and derived products
  • live animals and animal products
  • plants and plant products
  • medications and medical products (except those for personal use)
  • wines, alcoholic beverages, tobacco and other regulated products

Contacts

Contacts

You can also consult the website www.douane.gouv.fr or call +33 (0) 811 20 44 44 (€0.12/minute, VAT included).

To contact the customs office at Carcassonne airport, go to the Information Desk or call +33 (0)4 68 71 96 46