Sunday, August 18, 2013

Objections raised following Air India Express’ decision to slash baggage allowance

Abu Dhabi: Strong objections have been raised following Air India Express’ decision to slash its free baggage allowance, representatives of various socio-cultural organisations in Abu Dhabi announced on Saturday.
Air India Express has decided to reduce its free baggage allowance on flights operating into India from the Gulf from 30kg to 20kg per passenger and charge Dh50 for the extra 10kg.
“Due to the higher free baggage allowance on flights operating into India, the saleable seat capacity is reduced in line with payload constraints. In keeping with recent industry trends, it has been decided to reduce the free baggage allowance on flights operating into India, from 30kg to 20kg per passenger, which is the present free baggage allowance on flights operating out of India,” the airline said in a statement.
18/08/13 Sara Sabry/Gulf News