Qatar Airways announces increased baggage allowance from September onwards

August 22, 2013 2:12 pm

Qatar Airways announces increased baggage allowance from September onwards

Doha 22nd August 2013 : Qatar Airways announced an increase in its baggage allowance for passengers on its routes worldwide from September 1.

The baggage allowance will go up from 23kg to 30kg  for those travelling in economy class across all routes where only one bag is allowed. Passengers travelling in Business Class will now be able to take 40kg instead of 30kg. The allowance increased from 40kg to 50kg for first class.

The number of bags allowed remains the same, depending on the type of ticket purchased. The increased baggage allowance does not apply while travelling to points where per-piece allowance system applies for passengers.

“Revising our standard baggage allowance comes at a time when the number of destinations we fly to is increasing and our global reach is broadening. The number of customers we see travelling for longer periods of time, whether for business or on holiday, reflect the necessity for increased baggage allowance,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said.

Passengers who fly before September 1 will be able to take advantage of the increased baggage allowance on their return trip if the date of travel is September 1 or later.

Qatar airways will publish new excess baggage rates in September which will also see an increase. Passengers will be able to purchase excess baggage at discounted rates of up to 20% on qatarairways.com. Privilege Club members will continue to enjoy excess baggage allowance in addition to the new increased allowance.

Qatar Airways is currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

The airline has so far launched six destinations — Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq) and now Sulaymaniyah (Iraq). The network will grow further with Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 28), and Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) over the next few weeks and months.

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