Tuesday, May 07, 2013

IndiGo to charge for seat selection


New Delhi: After Air India, leading low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo is going to take the next step towards 'unbundling' services and charging separately for them. The LCC is going to start charging for pre-selection of seats where it will give passengers the option of blocking a front or emergency exit row or window/aisle seats for a payment of Rs 100-200.
The airline will apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to levy this fee — which was stopped by the regulator two years back. But now the government's go-ahead to airlines for unbundling services and monetizing those means airlines can again levy this fee.
"We are not going to tinker with our 20-kg free check-in baggage allowance for now and are going to introduce a fee for pre-selection of seats. Seats with extra leg room, window and aisle seats can be booked at time of buying the ticket. However, there will be no extra charge for these seats for passengers who get them at the time of check-in," said a senior official.
07/05/13 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India