IndiGo May Charge Fliers For Check-In Baggage As Market Heats Up

IndiGo May Charge Fliers For Check-In Baggage As Market Heats Up

Newsdesk |
November 17, 2021

IndiGo, one of Asia's biggest budget carriers, is mulling charging passengers for checked-in luggage as the airline prepares for a potentially fierce price war in India's cutthroat air travel market, which is showing signs of recovery following the worst of Covid.

New Delhi, 17 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, IndiGo, operated by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., didn't implement the so-called unbundling of fares in February -- just before a deadly wave of the pandemic hit the South Asian nation -- even as India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation ruled that carriers can start offering zero baggage and no check-in baggage fares. Regulatory caps on fares and capacity related to Covid prevented IndiGo from taking a decision at the time, Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said in an interview on Tuesday. "We have been talking to the government about that," Dutta said. "We're waiting for everything to settle down before we lock something."

Source - NDTV


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