Spice jet likely to increase carriage fare, others also likely follow the same

Budget passenger carrier spice jet on Friday hiked its excess baggage’s charge. According  to the airline’s website the fee on excess checked in baggage above the free 15kg limit for 5 kg has been hiked from Rs 500 earlier to Rs 1,425. The airline became the first major passenger carrier to hike excess baggage charges day after the Delhi high court quashed a circular issued by the Director general of Civil Aviation by Which Rs 100 per kg fee was fixed for excess checked in baggage of 15-20 kilos on private airlines.

The DGCA in its circular had said that “would be free to charge any fee beyond 20 kg of excess baggage.

The federation of Indian Airline , which has Jet Airways, spice Jet  Indigo and Go Air as its members had opposed the DGCA circular saying it has no jurisdiction to fix tariff as this power lay with the airlines and the fares were determined by the market forces .At present all domestic carriers allow free checked in baggage up to 15 kg.

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