Emirates increases free baggage allowance on all Africa flights

Dubai airline announces move on more than 370 weekly flights to 22 destinations across continent
By Staff writer
Sat 23 Apr 2016 10:12 AM

Emirates Airline has increased its free baggage allowance for customers travelling on all its flights originating from destinations across Africa.

All Emirates customers travelling in any of the airline's three cabin classes on outbound African flights will benefit from the increase in free baggage allowance based on the piece concept (individual piece of luggage), the airline said in a statement.

Economy Class customers will get a new baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 23kg each, taking the current weight allowance from 30kg to 46kg.

Business Class increases to two bags of 32kg each, taking the current 40kg to 64kg while First Class customers will get a baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 32 kg each, up from the current 50 kg to 64kg.

In addition, infants will be entitled one piece of luggage up to 23kg, Emirates said.

The baggage allowance will be applicable for all return Emirates' flights commencing from Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to Emirates network.

"The increased free baggage allowance is another compelling reason for travellers to fly with Emirates. It will enable them to carry even more goods, whether for personal or business reasons, on their journeys from Africa to points across our global network and back," said Orhan Abbas, Emirates senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Africa.

The airline operates more than 370 flights a week between Dubai and the 22 passenger destinations it serves in Africa.

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