From Friday onwards, fliers will be required to shell out lesser money for excess checked-in baggage up to a certain limit as the revised fee structure comes into effect.
Extra baggage on board to cost cheaper from 1 July 2016. ReutersExtra baggage on board to cost cheaper from 1 July 2016. Reuters
Under the new tariff regime, only Rs 100 would be charged per additional kilogramme of checked-in baggage up to a
certain level compared to the existing charge of Rs 300 per kg.
The reduced rates, announced by the government earlier this month, was initially scheduled to come into force from
15 June. However, the implementation date was extended to 1 July by aviation regulator DGCA after airlines sought more time to upgrade their system.
Currently, all domestic airlines allow free checked-in baggage up to 15 kg. Beyond that, they charge Rs 300 per extra kg. Only Air India allows a free baggage of up to 23 kg. Mike Hull Jersey