Emirates increases baggage allowance on all Africa routes

Emirates is set to increase its free baggage allowance for customers travelling on all its flights originating from destinations across Africa.

From 15 April 2016, all Emirates customers travelling in any of the airline’s three cabin classes on outbound African flights benefit from the increase in free baggage allowance based on the piece concept (individual piece of luggage).

Economy Class customers get a new baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 23kg each, taking the current weight allowance from 30kg to 46kg, while Business Class increases to two bags of 32kg each, taking the current 40kg to 64kg.

First Class customers get a baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 32 kg each, up from the current 50 kg to 64kg.

In addition, infants are entitled one piece of luggage up to 23kg.

The baggage allowance is 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. Irrespective of the point of sale, the piece concept apply for the entire journey.

The new piece concept is not applied to customers who were issued with tickets before 15 April 2016.