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The low-cost airline Air Arabia recently launched a new program that allows passengers to pay for only the luggage weight they will carry, eliminating the need to pay one flat price for all heavy bags. The carrier's hope is this will help travellers book their flights online pay what they need instead of experiencing excessive charges.
New excess baggage fee in place for online bookings
"The newly designed and improved baggage policy offers great peace of mind for our customers," said Adel Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia. "This move will enable our passengers to save even more when flying with Air Arabia, by only paying for the baggage allowance they need."
If a passenger plans to book a flight with a 20, 30 or 40kg bag, they can reserve each weight of luggage separately and pay varying degrees of fees. If patrons do not mind the fees, they can take as many bags as they wish aboard their flight when they reserve the space online. Alongside the new idea, Air Arabia has also increased the allowance for carry-on bags from 7kg to 10kg.
About Air Arabia's offerings
The routes offered by Air Arabia covers many destinations throughout the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Europe. Established in 2003, this fairly new airline has been noted as the largest of the low-cost carriers in the area and has its base at the Sharjah International Airport near Dubai. Aussies heading to the Middle East and surrounding continents can use Air Arabia for taking flights to Barcelona, Nairobi, Milan and Kuwait, to name a few. There are nearly 40 destinations in total that passengers can choose from to get to their destination safely and quickly while not breaking the bank.
Aussie travellers who wish to avoid excess fees while taking their holiday trips can consider looking into the offerings from budget airlines. Although many of these carriers are no-frills, they can be ideal for Australians who want to see multiple destinations on their holiday abroad for an affordable rate. Initiatives like the new campaign from Air Arabia shows that some of these companies are also making their booking processes more streamlined and transparent, which can also benefit passengers in the long run.
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