AirAsia India baggage fee under review

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jun 4, 2014, 9:28 am IST
Updated Apr 1, 2019, 3:45 am IST
DGCA is likely to prevent AirAsia from charging for check-in baggage upto 15 kg
AirAsia India flight (Photo: DC archives)
 AirAsia India flight (Photo: DC archives)

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is likely to prevent start-up carrier AirAsia India from charging passengers for check-in baggage upto 15 kg. AirAsia India — which is set to commence flights in the country from June 12 onwards — plans to charge passengers for check-in baggage irrespective of the weight. The call-centre of AirAsia India, till 9 pm on Tuesday, claimed that the airline will charge Rs 200 per passenger for check-in baggage upto 15 kg. Currently, existing Indian low cost carriers such as SpiceJet offer free check-in baggage upto 15 kg.

The DGCA could take up the matter with the AirAsia India management on Wednesday and convey its stand. Meanwhile, sources said AirAsia India was doing a re-think on its plan to charge passengers for check-in baggage upto 15 kg. “AirAsia India had planned to charge passengers for check-in baggage irrespective of weight but a re-think is on now. A decision is expected on Wednesday,” sources said.

 

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