Larger items and volumetric weight
Some items are very large in size but light in actual weight e.g.: surfboards, bicycles or televisions.
This type of item is usually assessed on a ‘volumetric’ basis.
The airline charges us based on the space taken up in the aircraft’s hold.
The standard formula for calculating volumetric international air freight is:
Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) divided by 6,000.
For example, an item measuring 52cm x 94cm x 61cm equates to 49.69 kilograms which rounds up to 50 kilograms.
This figure is the volumetric weight and this weight will be used if it is greater than the actual weight.