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Airlines available for Check-in at City Airport

Business Hours

Early check-in service available on the day of departure
  • Korean Air, Asiana Airlines 05:20~18:30
  • LCC, Foreign Airlines 05:10~18:30
Check-in Deadline: 3 hours 20 minutes before departure from Incheon International Airport
  • Please arrive with 20~30 minutes earlier to allow for the additional time it takes to complete your check-in process.
  • Check-in services are unavailable for Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) and foreign airline flights that depart before 9:00 am.
  • Depending on your flight, you may not be able to use the City Airport Terminal check-in service. Please confirm with your airline in advance.

Group Check-in Information

Group (10 or more persons) check-ins are unavailable at the City Airport Terminal due to limited terminal facilities and operational constraints. However, groups can check-in at the City Airport Terminal if they satisfy the following conditions:
  • Reservation: Call 02)551-0077~8 (main number) to reserve your check-in at least three days before the departure date. Specify the check-in date, number of people, contact information of the person in charge. The check-in coordinator will contact you to finalize your reservation
  • Limousine Bus Usage: The entire group must use the limousine bus. Purchase group tickets in advance (KRW 15,000 → KRW 14,000)
  • Check-in Procedure: The entire group must arrive at the Terminal together for processing and present their group limousine bus tickets to proceed with the check-in procedure

Luggage Consignment

Caution
  • Please refuse to care any items as the request of straners, as these could contain narcotics, gold, firearms, etc.
  • Please hand-carry expensive items such as cameras and jewelry, or fragile items such as pottery or glass.
  • Please write your name, address and destination on your luggage in English in case your baggage gets lost.
    ※When you consign your luggage at the City Airport Terminal, you can claim it at your final destination, not at Incheon International Airport.
    ※ You will not be able to load over-sized baggage (skis, snowboards, surfing boards, bicycles, etc.) with dimensions over W 99cm x L 104cm x H 135cm onto the Airport limousine. As such, you will not be able to use the City Airport Terminal luggage consignment service
Carry-on Baggage (Overhead compartments)
(Smaller dimensions than 55x40x20(cm), and the sum of the three dimensions should not be exceeded 115cm, while weighing no more than 10 to 12 kilograms)
  • In order to ensure safe flights, the dimensions of bags allowed in the cabin are restricted. There may be differences according to which airline or seats you use, so please check with airline carriers prior to travels. The normally allowed carry-on baggage should have smaller dimensions than 55x40x20(cm), and the sum of the three dimensions should not be exceeded 115cm, while
    ※ weighing no more than 10 to 12 kilograms. However, 1 addition female handbag, wallet, baby food, baby basket, or small briefcase is allowed as a carry on.
Baggage Consignment (Sent in cargo area)
(Typically 2 bags weighing up to 20kg each are allowed)
  • Allowance for free checked baggage may be different depending on which airline, routes, or seats you use, so please confirm with airline before travels. Typically 2 bags weighing up to 23kg each are allowed when going to the US.
Carry-on (Cabin) Luggage Restrictions (Prohibited Items)
spray, gas, lighter fluid, knives/scissors. misc, batteries
  • Lighters, knives, firearms, industrial-strength super glue, spray-type ignitable gases, all liquids and gels, etc.
  • Restricted items are items prohibited in the cabin or as checked luggage in order to ensure safe flight and passenger safety. Restricted items brought onto the cabin will be confiscated and criminal charges may be filed.
  • A) Aviation Act Article 61

    Article 61 (Prohition of transporting and carrying explosives)

    ① Explosive or highly flammable items which may be hazardous to people or have the possibility to damage other items designated by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation may not be transported using aircraft. Exceptions are made however, with the authorization of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation.

    ② Nobody is permitted to carry on weapons or items mentioned in clause 1 in the aircraft. Exceptions are made, however, when the items are needed to accomplish certain tasks according to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation.

    Article 163

    ③ Persons violating Article 40, Article 44, Article 61 clause 1, Article 63, or Article 146, and persons violating restrictions on flight methods per Article 62 clause 2 and aviating an aircraft are subject to a maximum penalty of 20 million Won.

    Article 165 (Non-licensed instrument flight)

    Persons violating Article 34 clause 1 and 2, Article 45, Article 61 clause 3, Article 64, Article 82 clause 1 (Including those which apply to Article 111) or Article 85 (Including those which apply to Article 111) on instrument guided flight restrictions are subject to a maximum penalty of 20 million Won. (Revised Feb. 5, 1999; Apr. 4, 1999; Aug. 26, 2002).

    B) Laws pertaining to Aviation Safety and Security

    Article 21 (Dangerous Items Prohibited in Aircraft)

    ① Weapons (including chemical weapons such as anthrax and smallpox), knives, explosives, poisons, and highly flammable items are prohibited in the cabin or cargo area. Exceptions are made, however, when the items are needed to accomplish certain tasks with authorization of to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation or as per clause 3.

    ② Passengers wishing to take on board weapons or items as per regulations in clause 1 must keep it in the custody of the pilot and receive it on arrival of destination. Exceptions are made, however, for Article 14 clause 2.

    ③ Weapon types that can be brought on board as per clause 2 will be determined according to the presidential ordinance.

    C) Regulation of firearms, knives and gun powder

    All persons, excluding those under the following cases with authorization, are prohibited from possession of firearms, knives, gun powder, spray guns, taserguns and arbalests as per Article 10 (Prohibition of Possession). (Revised Dec. 30, 1989, May 31, 1991, Dec. 6, 1995)

    ① Those possessing firearms, knives, gun powder, spray guns, taserguns and arbalests in order to complete duties as per according regulations.

    ② Manufacturers possessing firearms, knives, gun powder, spray guns, taserguns, arbalests produced by the manufacturer as per Article 4 clause and clause 2.

    ③ Gun powder manufacturers possessing gun powder produced by the manufacturer as per regulations of Article 4 clause 3.

    ④ Sellers possessing firearms, knives, gun powder, spray guns, taserguns, arbalests as per regulations of Article 6 clause 1.

    ⑤ Firearm seller possessing live or blank cartridges as per Article 6 clause 1 and 2.

    ⑥ Person with authorization for import or export for firearm, knives, gun powder, spray guns or taserguns as per regulations of Article 9 clause 1

    ⑦ Person who obtained authorization of use of gun powder as per regulations of Article 18 clause 1 (including those who do not need authorization for use as per regulations of Article 18 clause 1) possessing gun powder.

    ⑧ Person who obtained authorization to transfer gun powder as per Article 21 clause 1 (including those who do not need authorization for transfer as per regulations of Article 21 clause1) possessing gun powder.

    ⑨ Person in compliance with clause 1 of 2 or 8 that possess firearms, knives, gun powder, spray guns, taserguns or arbalests as a tool for duty.

    ⑩ Person appointed by the presidential ordinance to possess firearms, knives, spray guns, taserguns or arablests.

    Article 9

    ① Persons wishing to import or export firearms or gun powder must obtain approval for every case from the director of the police department as per Administrative ordinance. (Revised Dec. 30, 1989, May 31, 1991, Dec. 6, 1995, Mar. 31, 1999).

    ② Persons who wish to import or export knives, spray guns, taserguns or arbalests must obtain approval for every case from the local police department director as per Administrative ordinance. (Established Dec. 6, 1995, Mar. 31, 1999).

    ③ Persons who can obtain approval for import or export are manufacturers or sellers as per regulations of clause 1 and clause 2. Exceptions are made, however, when it is to be used for a provincial autonomy with the approval of the director of the police department. (Established Dec. 6, 1995, Dec. 30, 1996).

    ④ Restrictions or refusal for approval can be made for import or export of firearms, gun powder, knives, spray guns, taserguns and arbalests when the director of the police department or local police departments deem it a threat to public safety. (Revised Dec. 30, 1989, May 31, 1991, Dec. 6, 1995).

    ⑤ Persons importing gun powder must declare it to the police department chief immediately as per Administrative ordinances. (Revised Mar. 31, 1999).

  • Corporation Security Inspection Regulations Article 3 (Hazardous Items)

    ① "Hazardous Items"are firearms, knives, gun powder, etc. as designated by Firearm, Knife, Gun Powder Laws Article 2 and 11.

    ② Besides the items stated in clause ①, the following items are also included as hazardous items

    * Firearms: Air guns, BB guns, Flash guns, and other projectile weapons

    * Knives: Military knives, swords, hunting knives, etc. which are deemed dangerous

    * Clubs: Truncheons, leather-wrapped clubs or similar items

    * Explosives and Munitions: Off-the-shelf or home-made explosives, munitions, and other compound products

    * Inflammables: Inflammables and compound items that can be exploded or which are flammable

    * Gas and Chemical Products: Tear gas, nerve gas, other chemical gases, toxic chemicals

    * Other Hazardous Items: Scissors, razors, ice pickers, etc. which can be used as weapons (including model weapons and explosives)

  • * Books, pictures, video tapes, film, LD, CD, CD-ROM, etc. which can impede the laws of the country, national safety or customs

    * Items which can leak government secrets or items used for espionage

    * Counterfeit or fraudulent bills, bank checks, debentures, and stocks

    - When restricted items are brought into the country, they will be confiscated, and if criminal charges can be pressed after close inspections from Customs officers, punishments per Customs Violation Laws will be imposed

    * Weapons including firearms, knives, gun powder (including models or accessories) and explosives as well as toxic materials

    - Persons wishing to import or export firearms or gun powder must obtain approval from the director of the police department for each case. (Firearms, Knives, Gun Powder Act Article 9)

    * Narcotics such as poppy, opium and coca leaves as well as hallucinogens, marijuana and products originating from these ingredients

    - Approval from the director of the Ministry of Health and Welfare must be obtained.(Marijuana Act Article 4, Narcotic Act Article 6, Hallucinogen Act 3)

    * Endangered animals and plant life as well as plant and animals under the protection of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and products made from these animals or plants

    - Tigers, panthers, elephants, ostriches, falcons, owls, cobras, turtles, alligators, sturgeons, coral, orchids, cactus, aloe, and their stuffing, fur, ivory, hand bags, wallets, accessories, etc.

    - Oriental medicine made of animals such as bear's gall and musk

    - Oriental medicine made of plant life such as mookhyang, gucheok and cheonma

    * Foreign payment methods (IOU, exchange bills, credit notes) exceeding 10,000 USD and Korean Won or Traveler's checks in Won (Restricted Items)

    * Bank checks, checks, money orders etc. (restricted items)

    * Valuables (Normally worn gold rings and necklaces excluded) and stocks (Restricted Items).

    * Cultural Assets (Restricted Items)

    - Exportation approval from the director of the Ministry of Culture and Sports or certification of non-cultural asset from the city or province mayor must be submitted

    * Items corresponding to the Marine industry Act and Marine Animal and Plant life Approval Act Article 5 and 6 (Restricted Items)

    - Items which may be harmful to the nation's water resources and seedlings.

    - Items designated as natural monuments.

    - Products under certain body length as per marine resources protection act Article 10. (Approval from the director of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries must be procured)

    * International transportations of wastes and according legislations of handling those (Restricted Items)

    - Export declarations from the chairman of the toxic chemical administration committee must be submitted.

    * Plants, fruits and vegetables, agricultural products (Restricted Items)

    - Quarantine certification must be procured from the chief of the National Plant Quarantine Service (Plant Disinfection Act Article 11).

  • Sharp tipped Weapons or Sharp Objects
    Category Prohibited Items Procedure
    Carry-on Checked
    Sharp tipped Weapons or Sharp Objects Swords or sword sticks x
    Umbrellas with pointed tips x
    Drill-bits with blades longer than 5.5cm x
    Folding knives with blades x
    Utility knives x
    Axes and hatchets x
    Drills x
    Hiking poles x
    Wrenches/Spanners x
    Razors and razor blades x
    Knives with blades of longer than 5.5 cm, made of metal or any other material strong enough to be used as a potential weapon, including ceramic knives x
    Box cutters x
    Tools that have a potential to be used as pointed or edged weapons such as ignition devices x
    Ice skates x
    Sabers x
    쇠지레 x
    Crowbars x
    Ice axes and ice picks x
    Medical scalpels x
    Harpoons and spears x
    Screwdrivers longer than 10cm x
    All types of saws x
    Throwing stars x
    Pliers x
    Hammers x
    Arrows and darts x
    Scissors longer than 5.5cm x
    Other potential dangerous items must be placed in check-in baggage, at the discretion of air security supervisors
    Round edged scissors
    Round edged bottle openers
    General-purpose kitchen knives
    Nail clippers without a clipping knife
    Wine openers in the possession of the flight crew for opening wine in the cabin
    Blunt Weapons / Firearms, Guns, Weapons
    Category Prohibited Items Procedure
    Carry-on Checked
    Blunt Weapons Tools used for fighting (e.g. knuckle dusters, clubs, flail, num chucks, kubatons, kubasaunts) x
    Clubs x
    Golf clubs x
    Fishing poles x
    Billiards and snooker cues x
    Lacrosse sticks x
    Batons (rigid or flexible such as a billy club, blackjacks, night sticks and batons) x
    Bowling balls x
    Skateboards x
    Dumbbells x
    Baseball and softball bats x
    Kayak and canoe paddles x
    Cricket x
    Hockey sticks x
    Canes and crutches for the disabled or senior citizens
    Camera tripods
    Firearms Guns Weapons Crossbows x
    Korean arbalests x
    Ballistic conducted energy weapons x
    All types of guns and firearms (revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns, rifles and bullets including empty cartridges) x
    Replica and imitation firearms x
    Ball-bearing guns x
    Industrial bolt and nail guns x
    Catapults x
    Component parts of firearms (excluding telescopic devices) x
    Handcuffs x
    Signal flare pistols x
    Model guns similar to real ones x
    Archery x
    Harpoon and spear guns x
    Whips x
    Lighters shaped like firearms x
    Projectile weapons x
    Impact devices (e.g. cattle prod) x
    Animal slaughtering equipment
    Items that are listed in government regulations in regards to guns, swords, etc, may be transported in check-in baggage, having permission from the appropriate authorities
    Handcuffs for escorting criminals or to accomplish certain security duties in the cabin
    Underwater lanterns
    Soldering equipment without an energy source
    Camping equipment such as kerosene burners, lanterns, etc without fuel
    One portable lighter (allowing up to 3 lighters for the purpose carrying or consigning if there are wrapped for a gift and do not have fuel) (Please note all flights destined to the U.S. ban all lighters by law) x
    Chemical and Toxic Substances
    Category Prohibited Items Procedure
    Carry-on Checked
    Chemical and Toxic Substances Tear gas x x
    Poisons x x
    Radioactive materials (e.g. medicinal or commercial isotopes) x x
    Corrosive or bleaching substances (e.g. mercury, chlorine) x x
    Acids and alkali substances,(e.g. "wet" batteries) x x
    Fire extinguishers x x
    Materials capable of spontaneous ignition or combustion x x
    Contagious and hazardous biological materials (e.g. contaminated blood, bacteria and viruses) x x
    Mace x x
    Defense spray for self-protection x x
    Pepper spray x x
    Passengers wishing to transport chemical products such as silicon may do so by providing material safety documents as per industrial safety and welfare legislations. Once it has been deemed safe, it may be sent with check-in baggage
    Wheel chairs or other assistive devices powered by non-liquid battery, which are approved by airlines (observing Article 210 of the Standard for Safe Transport Dangerous Goods)
    Wheel chair or other assisting devices powered by a liquid battery, which are approved by the air transport operator (observing Article 210 of the Standard for Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods)
    Mercury barometers and thermometers which are transported by agents for meteorological offices with the approval of the airline x
    One mercury thermometer for medical use per person in a protective case. x
    A pair of cylinders capable of holding gas, such as a non-toxic, non-dangerous inflatable life vest
    Maximum 2.5kg of dry ice per passenger
    Explosive And Flammable Substances
    Category Prohibited Items Procedure
    Carry-on Checked
    Explosive And Flammable Substances Replica or imitation explosive material or devices x
    Smoke-generating, incombustible and inert canisters or cartridges x
    Gas and gas containers (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene, oxygen) x x
    Balls for sports such as soccer balls that are inflated more than 1/3 x x
    Air inflated balloons x x
    Detonators and fuses x x
    Blasting caps x x
    All types of fireworks x x
    Blasting caps x x
    All types of hand grenades x x
    Spray paint x x
    Insecticides x x
    Inflammable liquid fuel (kerosene/gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, alcohol, ethanol) x x
    Mines and other military explosives x x
    Ammunition x x
    Turpentine and paint thinner x x
    Explosives and explosive devices x x
    Flares in any form and other pyrotechnics (including party poppers and toy caps) x x
    Adhesives exceeding 50㎖ x x
    Alcoholic beverages exceeding 70% alcohol by volume x x
    Personal care products (perfume, face lotion, hair spray, shaving cream, hair mousse, shoe polish, antichloristic, aromatics, body deodorant, oxygen spray, repellent spray), 1 per each passenger. (not exceeding 2ℓin total amount per passenger. Further medical supplies for medical use during the flight may be brought in with consultation with airlines)
    1 perm, hair dye medicine per person
    Hair curlers operated by gas with a safety cap attached
    Rubbing alcohol not exceeding 500㎖ per container
    1 cosmetic acetone per person
    Alcoholic beverages up to 5ℓ containing 24% to 70% alcohol
    3% hydrogen peroxide
    As indicated by the Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime affairs, High-threat flights or flights operating above "Level Orange"
    Category Prohibited Items Procedure
    Carry-on Checked
    As indicated by the Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime affairs, High-threat flights or flights operating above "Level Orange" Metal knives x
    Metal butter and steak knives x
    Nail nippers x
    Eyebrow trimmers x
    Bamboo needles x
    Climbing irons x
    Knitting needles x
    Razors (must be surrendered to person of authority to safeguard item) x
    Crochet needles x
    Ornamental knives x
    Sewing needles x
    Medical needles x
    Corkscrews x
    Compass x
    Tent poles and packs x
    Envelope openers x
    Blades less than 5.5 cm x
    Scissors with blades less than 5.5cm x
    Only medical needles with the proper documentation accompanied for medical purposes are allowed in the cabin

    ※All types of liquid, spray and gels are restricted from carry-on baggage from March 1st 2007 by Article 32 of the laws pertaining to Aviation Safety and Security.

  • When passengers discard restricted items, the items are donated to social welfare centers and elementary schools, however, if they are hazardous, they will be used for security inspection training and items which are unusable will be discarded.
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