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    Government removes restriction on check-in baggage on domestic flights

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    According to the revised flying norms issued by the aviation ministry, there will be no restrictions on check-in baggage and passengers can carry as much allowed by respective airline. “Baggage limitations will be as per the airlines’ policies,” read the order by the aviation ministry.

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    The government has allowed resumption of domestic flight on and from May 25 with restrictions.
    NEW DELHI: In a move towards achieving normalcy in flying, the government today removed all restrictions around check-in baggage.

    According to the revised flying norms issued by the aviation ministry, there will be no restrictions on check-in baggage and passengers can carry as much allowed by respective airline.

    “Baggage limitations will be as per the airlines’ policies,” read the order by the aviation ministry.

    After the ministry’s order, Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation will issue an order today on the same.

    Road-to-recovery


    Domestic airlines in India allow 15 kilogram of free check-in baggage on flights and one has to pay, if it exceeds the free limit.

    The government has allowed resumption of domestic flight on and from May 25 with restrictions.

    Initially, passengers were not even allowed to carry cabin baggage and those rules were eventually relaxed.

    While air travel is moving towards normalcy with number of flights increasing and flying full, airlines still need to add many more flights to go back to ore-COVID levels.

    Airlines operated 1320 flights on Wednesday, which is a huge improvement from about 700 daily flights airlines started with.

    Pre-COVID airlines operated about 2,500 daily flights in the domestic sector.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Mayank Pathak27 days ago
    This will not help much as number of travellers are very low as people are not going for holidays,companies has restricted tours,initially people who got stuked reached at their places.Now only after every possible way if travelling is required then only person is opting otherwise Not.
    Doctor Arora27 days ago
    Spicejet is a multibagger
    BABU KUMAR ANKIT27 days ago
    baggage as means of differentiator
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