Dubai - Emirates unveiled today a 10kgs increase in its free checked baggage allowance, giving it one of the most generous baggage policies of any airline today.
These new, generous allowances, which are effective for all tickets issued on or after 4th May, have been implemented across the airline's extensive global network of over 100 destinations.
Carriers such as British Airways have an Economy Class checked luggage allowance of 23kgs per passenger, whilst the Economy Class allowances on Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific are from 20kgs per passenger.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Revenue Optimisation, said: "Emirates has moved to these new free baggage levels to further demonstrate our commitment to putting the passenger first. By offering travellers the flexibility to carry significantly more baggage we will be allowing them to take more gifts for family and friends or take advantage of the outstanding shopping in Dubai and across the extensive network of Emirates destinations."
Gold and Silver Members of Skywards, Emirates frequent flyer programme are entitled to an additional baggage allowance of 16 kgs over their ticketed allowance for Gold members and additional 12 kgs for Silver.
Codeshare passengers from Philippine Airlines travelling on Emirates operated flights are also eligible for the revised free baggage allowances. Emirates' regular rates will be applied to baggage in excess of these new allowances.[ATN]