From Wednesday, pay less for excess flight baggage
NEW DELHI: Excess baggage will now be easier on the flyer’s pocket with the government reducing charges to R100 for every kilo above the 15kg free baggage allowance till a 20kg limit. The new charges kick in on June 15.
At present, all domestic carriers, except Air India, charge R300 per kg of extra baggage. The national carrier allows 25kg of free checked-in luggage on most of its flights.
This is a first step towards wide-ranging changes to civil aviation rules relating to refunds, compensation, delays and passenger facilities proposed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — first reported by HT on June 2.
“A final view on these will be taken once we receive comments from stakeholders in the next 15 days,” DGCA chief M Sathiyavathy said Saturday. >> CONTINUED ON P7