Aviation Ministry: Check-in baggage limitation as per airlines policies

Domestic carriers are allowed to be operational since late May 2020.

Sep 25, 2020 04:09 IST India Infoline News Service

The Civil Aviation ministry has reviewed the norms related to check-in baggage norms. The ministry has released a notification stating that now baggage limitation will be allowed as per the airlines' policies.

On Thursday, the ministry in an official notification said, "The matter with regard to check-in baggage has been reviewed based on the feedback/inputs received from concerned stakeholders. Considering the convenience of the passengers, it has been decided to amend the existing provisions in this regard"

Thereby, the ministry's order said, "Baggage limitation would be as per the airlines’ policies."

At present, airlines are allowed to only operate up to 60% of the total pre-COVID domestic flights. While international flights remain under suspension with only a few flights operation outside India under the government's Vande Bharat mission and air bubbles scheme.

Domestic carriers are allowed to be operational since late May 2020. Airlines were suspended since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25, 2020.

As of August 2020, SpiceJet holds a market share of 13.8, while GoAir holds 4.7% and state-owned carrier Air India holds about 9.8% market share. Vistara and AirAsia hold a market share of 6.8% and 5% respectively. Meanwhile, Indigo maintains leadership in the industry with a market share of 59.4%. 

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