You may not take any explosive, flammable, chemical or toxic substances with you (in hand carry, checked in baggage or on you) that may pose a risk to the health or property of passengers and crew, or to the safety of the aircraft. 
Violation of the rules can result in high fines and or imprisonment.


Lithium batteries such as rechargeable & AA batteries for laptops, DVD players etc may only be carried in hand luggage

Each spare battery must be packed in the original packaging. If not available then you must cover the batteries contact points with tape and pack each battery in a separate plastic bag. 

Class 1- Explosives

  • Division 1.1 - Articles and substances having a mass explosion hazard.
  • Division 1.2 - Articles and substances have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
  • Division 1.3 - Articles and substances have a fire hazard, a minor blast hazard and/or a minor projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
  • Division 1.4 - Articles and substances presenting no significant hazard.
  • Division 1.5 - Very intensive article having a mass explosion hazard.
  • Division 1.6 - Extremely intensive article which do not have a mass explosion hazard.

Class 2 - Gases

  • Division 2.1 - Flammable gas.
  • Division 2.2 - Non- flammable, non -toxic gas.
  • Division 2.3 - Toxic gas.

Class 3 - Flammable Liquids

          This class has no sub-divisions

Class 4 - Flammable Solids; Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases

  • Division 4.1 - Flammable solids.
  • Division 4.2 - Substances liable to spontaneous combustion.
  • Division 4.3 - Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.

Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides

  • Division 5.1 - Oxidizers.
  • Division 5.2 - Organic peroxides.

Class 6 - Toxic (poisonous) and infectious substances.

  • Division 6.1 - Toxic substances.
  • Division 6.2 - Infectious substances.

Class 7 – Radioactive Materials

          This class has no sub-divisions.

Class 8 - Corrosives 

          This class has no sub-divisions.

Class 9 - Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods 

  • Includes magnetized materials, articles liable to damage aircraft structures and articles possessing inherent characteristics which make them unsuitable for air carriage unless properly prepared for shipment. 
The following are a number of example of everyday commercial items and the classification they fall into: 

     a) Class 1 - Ammunition

     b) Class 2 - Oxygen cylinders, cigarette.

     c) Class 3 - Lighter fluid, paint, alcoholic beverages and perfume.

     d) Class 4 - Solid fuel barbecue starters.

     e) Class 5 - Hydrogen peroxide as used in bleaches.

     f) Class 6 - Rat poison, cyanide.

     g) Class 7 - Radioactive medicines, weapons, test equipment.

     h) Class 8 – Acids, dyes, wet batteries.

     i) Class 9 – Dry ice and magnetized material.

Dangerous Goods 


Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health. safety, property or the environment when transported by air.

Dangerous goods may only be carried on an aircraft in accordance with the requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and with the written permission of the Authority.

Insel Air's policy for the carriage of dangerous goods is based on these requirements. Unless otherwise stated and specified in this section, the IATA regulations will apply.

Several dangerous goods items may be accepted; provided the following procedures are complied with:
  • Dangerous goods are accepted as revenue cargo and non-revenue cargo (COMAT).
  • All dangerous goods shipments must be approve by e-mail from the Insel Air Cargo (MAS)
  • All persons accepting dangerous goods must be qualified and licensed according to IATA requirements and up to date with the current IATA Regulations.
  • A Handling advice Message must be sent via e-mailto to all departments concerned for every dangerous goods shipment.
  • A NOTOC must be completed and presented to the Pilot-in-Command.
  • A copy of all documents (Handling Advice Message, Dangerous goods acceptance Check Sheet, Shippers Declaration, AWB and NOTOC) shall be filled with all departments concerned. 
  • All dangerous goods must be properly packed.
  • All dangerous goods must be inspected prior to loading for any leakage or damage.
  • Any dangerous goods package which appears to be damage or leaking after loading must be removed from the aircraft and safe disposal arranged.
  • In case of leakage, it must be ensured that the remainder of the consignment is undamaged and that no other load has been contaminated.
  • All dangerous goods must be secured safely on board Insel Air aircraft by adequate lashing materials.
  • All dangerous goods must be inspected directly after unloading for any leakage or damage, and must be confirm on the on the incoming NOTOC by the signature of the ramp agent.
  • All accident and incidents involving dangerous goods must be reported immediately to the  Manager Ground /Cargo Operations, who will inform the Curacao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA).
Individual stations do not have the authority to deviate from or change any requirement outlined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
Cargo Aircraft Only 

Insel Air WILL NOT transport dangerous goods labeled as Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO).