Civil Aviation Ministry scraps baggage limit policy for domestic flights

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has terminated the baggage limit for domestic passenger flights (check in baggage). The ministry has allowed airlines to set a luggage limit for domestic passenger flights. The official order was issued by Ministry, now the airlines will be able to reset the domestic check in baggage limit back to 15 kg.

When the domestic passenger flight service was restored on 25 May after a two-month halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the ministry said that each passenger was allowed to board the plane with only a check-in bag and a hand-carry bag Will be allowed. The ministry said in an order that “the airlines can fix the goods limit as per their policy”. Currently, more than 60% of its flights were not allowed to operate before the corona virus situation.

The lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus has severely affected air travel services. However, air travel is now returning to normalcy in the country. On Wednesday, airlines operated 1320 flights as against 700 initially. While 2500 flights were operating daily in the country before COVID-19.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO Alexander de Juniak had said that due to the global pandemic COVID-19, revenue passenger kilometers will be able to return to their 2019 state by the year 2024.

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