Kenya Airways reduces baggage allowance

Effective immediately, Kenya Airways has reduced the checked baggage allowance on its intra-Africa routes from two pieces to one piece. The airline previously allowed users flying in Economy Class from one African country to another two bags of a maximum weight of 23kgs.

In a statement issued by the airline it said that it will implement a new baggage policy that will entitle its guests to 20% discount on any extra bag purchases up to 24 hours prior 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 23kgs per passenger.

The carrier however said the intra-Africa one bag allowance will not apply to passengers travelling to and from other continents, while Business Class passengers will also maintain their allowance of two free bags at 32kgs maximum weight per bag.

“The new baggage policy is part of Kenya Airways’ strategy to provide simplified and discounted competitive prices for passengers who book their extra baggage, any time before 24 hours to departure while enhancing customer service for our guests,” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.