Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Airlines will be mandated to steeply reduce fee for carrying five kg extra baggage on flights. The Civil Aviation Ministry will ask the airlines to charge Rs.100 on each additional kg baggage as against an average of Rs.300 a kg charged at present said sources. The reduced fares will be applicable for five-kg extra luggage.
Right now, domestic airlines except national carriers Air India allow passengers to carry 15 kg luggage free of cost. Air India allows passengers to check in with 25 kg bags without any cost. IndiGo, GoAir, AirAsia India and Air India charge passengers Rs.250 for carrying each kg. extra baggage. SpiceJet charges Rs.300 a kg for additional luggage, Jet Airways Rs.350 a kg and Vistara Rs.320 a kg for economy class and Rs.330 for premium economy.