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Lithium Ion Batteries

First Air policy changes regarding the shipping of Lithium Ion batteries

In response to Transport Canada’s Protective Direction #35, First Air will no longer accept UN3480 Lithium Ion Batteries for transport on passenger aircraft. These items must be shipped on cargo-only aircraft.

  • UN3480, Lithium Ion Batteries must meet the provisions of Packing Instruction 965
  • UN3090, Lithium Metal Batteries must meet the provisions of Packing Instruction 968
  • Any shipments that have been accepted currently on hand in our system that do not meet the criteria listed above must be shipped to their destination by April 7th 2016

If you have any questions:

Please contact your nearest First Air Cargo Office or call the First Air Customer Contact Centre at 1 800 267 1247.