Air India on Tuesday increased the free check-in baggage limit to 25 kg for economy passengers travelling in the domestic sector, becoming the first in India to do so.
“This offer is valid from Aug 12, 2015, to Feb 7, 2016, across all fare levels of economy class. Passengers who have booked before August 12, 2015, will also get the benefit of the increased allowance. Additionally, infants will now get a free baggage allowance of 10 kg,” said a release from the airline.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation mandates that all airlines in the country provide at least minimum 15 kg check-in baggage free. Check-in baggage above 15 kg can be charged on opt-in basis as part of the unbundling of services.
Passengers travelling on Alliance Air flights and connecting to Air India flights and vice versa will also be eligible for this offer.