Traveling from today to national airline company Air India has become expensive. Now passengers will have to pay more than Rs. 100 per kg for carrying luggage of more than 25 kg. It also has to give 12 percent GST.
Company issued circular
While releasing the circular, Air India said that this new charge has been implemented from Tuesday 12th June. Now passengers will have to pay 500 rupees per kilo instead of 400 rupees. This rule will also apply to the Air India subsidiary Alliance Air. At the same time, those who travel in economy class will have to pay 5 percent and 12 percent GST to other classes.
Relief on these airports
Although this charge will not take place in many states of the northeast. These states include Ardachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Bagdogra airport in West Bengal.
Permission to carry only 15 kilos from other airlines
Where other airlines allow 15 kilos of luggage, the car can carry up to 25 kg of luggage in Air India. Other airlines charge 250 to 400 rupees per kg. Air India, which is facing losses, will not be charging additional fare in the name of fuel charge from the passengers. Although the company has made it clear that it will make changes in the fares in the coming days, so that it has minimal loss.
Fuel surcharged by other companies
Except Air India, Jet, Indigo and Go Air have imposed extra fuel surcharges on rent. Companies have argued that there is a lot of money spent on fuel. Jet fuel prices have gone up by 30 per cent, giving 40 per cent additional load to airlines.
IndiGo is charging 400 rupees surcharge
Low Cost airlines company IndiGo is charging Rs 400 per month surcharge on domestic routes from passengers. Charging 200 rupees below 1,000 thousand. Other companies have also taken similar steps.
In April, 84 per cent of travelers traveled to Air India. Its market share in the whole country is 13.3%. This year the company will be supplying nine Airbus A320 neo engines, which will increase the number of its planes from 115 to 124.