In Summary
  • The airline previously allowed users flying in Economy Class from one African country to another two bags of a maximum weight of 23 kilogrammes.
  • Flyers will now be allowed to have only one bag, with charges applicable for extra bags.
  • Baggage charges are a popular revenue stream for airlines.

Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ has reduced baggage allowance on its intra-Africa routes to one bag, making it more expensive to fly with additional baggage.

The airline previously allowed users flying in Economy Class from one African country to another two bags of a maximum weight of 23 kilogrammes.

Flyers will now be allowed to have only one bag, with charges applicable for extra bags.

Baggage charges are a popular revenue stream for airlines.

“Kenya Airways will implement a new baggage policy that will entitle its guests to 20 per cent discount on any extra bag purchases up to 24 hours to departure. In addition to reduced extra baggage, fees within intra-Africa flights, guests will be entitled to one free bag in the Economy Class cabin at a maximum weight of 23 kilogrammes per passenger,” read a statement by Kenya Airways.

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