Starting today, IndiGo, Go Air and SpiceJet have hiked the charge for excess luggage fee, to Rs 400 ($6) per kg beyond 15 kg from existing Rs 300 per kg.
The pre-booked excess luggage fee also increased by between 12 and 33 per cent.
Pre-booking excess luggage of 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg and 30 kg on IndiGo’s domestic routes will now be Rs 1,900; Rs 3,800; Rs 5,700 and Rs 11,400,
Spicejet charges Rs 1,600, Rs 3,200, Rs 4,800, Rs 6,400 and Rs 9,600 for 5 kg, 10 kg, 15 kg, 20 kg, 30 kg respectively.
Indian DGCA regulations make it mandatory for airlines to permit 15 kg free check-in luggage on domestic routes.
Analyst says, these are alternative means of earning extra revenue while maintaining a competitive ticket prices.