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.