About Compassionate Shipping
AC Compassionate shipping provides you with two options for shipping human remains. The requirements for shipping vary for domestic and international shipments, and whether or not the remains have been cremated.
Air Canada Cargo only accepts non-cremated human remains from Funeral Homes or registered freight forwarders.
All non-cremated remains, whether international or domestic, must be placed in a hermetically sealed container of flexible material or a rigid container of lead or zinc. This container must then be contained in a wooden or metal coffin with strong handles on the outside. As desired, exterior protective packaging or a fabric covering is permitted if the handles remain on the outside.
All shipments require proper identification at the head of the container or casket.
Cremated remains must be transported in funeral urns that are securely protected from damage by cushioned packaging.
General shipping requirements
All shipments must also comply with Air Canada Cargo’s Shipping Requirements