Air India, which is government-operated, has revised the excess baggage charges by Rs. 100 to Rs. 500 per kg from June 11, 2018. These changes are applicable to domestic flights, only!
Currently, the airline charges Rs. 400 per kg for excess baggage.
The revised charges are applicable on all flights operated by Air India, and not its regionally-operated branch, Alliance Air.
“It has been decided to revise the excess baggage rate in the domestic sector to Rs. 500 per kg per coupon on all travels commencing on or after June 11 from Rs. 400 per kg,” the airline said in a circular issued on June 6, 2018.
A 5% GST will also be levied on baggage for economy class travel and 12% GST for the business and first classes.
GST, however, will not be applicable for passengers travelling to or from airports across Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, besides the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal.