Qatar Airways increases passenger baggage allowance

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 17:55

More weight allowances applied for Qatar Airways' passengers since September. Photo Qatar
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Passengers flying with Qatar Airways routes worldwide can enjoy increased baggage allowances from September 1.

According to representatives from the airways, economy weight allowances have increased from 23kg to 30kg while business and first class have increased from 30kg to 40kg and 40kg to 50kg respectively. However, the number of bags remains the same, depending on the type of ticket. The increased weight allowance does not apply when travelling to points that are regulated by per-piece allowances.

Additionally, passengers who travel prior to September 1 will be able to take advantage of the increased baggage allowance on their return trip, if travel is on September 1 or later.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said "revising our standard baggage allowance comes at a time whereby the number of destinations we fly is increasing and our global reach is broadening,"

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, 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.

Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq) and Sulaymaniyah (Iraq). In the near future, the network will grow further with Chengdu, China, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , Clark International Airport, Philippines, and Philadelphia, USA.— VNS

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