The civil aviation watchdog in India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced an important decision. The DGCA has allowed airlines to offer concessions in ticket prices to passengers with no check-in luggage. At present, , passengers are permitted to carry up to 7 kilograms of cabin baggage and 15 kilograms of check-in baggage.
“As part of airline baggage policy, scheduled airlines will be allowed to offer free baggage allowance as well as “zero baggage/no check-in baggage fares. This will be subject to the condition that the passenger booking ticket under such fare scheme is made aware of the charges that shall be applicable if the passenger turns up with the baggage for check in at the airline counter,” DGCA said in a statement.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation issues a circular, allowing airlines to give concessions in ticket prices to passengers who carry no baggage. pic.twitter.com/o8ygs7kkGo
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
Earlier this month, Ministry of Civil Aviation increased the minimum and maximum cap on fares across all bands. The limits on airfares have been increased by 10-30 percent.