Carriage of Small Vehicles with Lithium Ion Batteries

Effective 9th December, 2015, small vehicles powered by lithium ion batteries are forbidden in passenger checked and cabin baggage.

In view of the fire risk associated with small vehicles powered by lithium ion batteries – including the AirWheel, Solowheel, hoverboards and mini Segways, and other self-balancing scooters – Cathay Pacific has announced a ban on the carriage of such vehicles and related accessories in both checked-in baggage and hand carry baggage on all Cathay Pacific and Dragonair flights with effect from 9 December 2015.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passengers are not allowed to bring small vehicles running on lithium ion batteries onto the aircraft, per our guidelines. If these items are brought to the airport they will be refused at check-in and it will be the passenger's responsibility to arrange disposal of such banned items prior to boarding. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair will not store these items due to the associated fire risk.


  • AirWheel
  • Solowheel
  • Hoverboards and mini Segways
  • Other self-balancing scooters

Details about "controlled and banned items" can be found at