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Qatar increases business class baggage capacity

Qatar Airways, the Middle Eastern airline based in Doha has good news for its customers. The airline, which is renowned to offer excellent onboard experience, announced its decision to increase the per passenger baggage capacity for its premium class fliers.

Beginning September 1, passengers will be able to carry more luggage to their destinations. As per the new policy, customers traveling on business class flights will now be able to enjoy the benefits of carrying 40 kg of weight, up from the former limit of 30 kg. Premium passengers flying on first class will also be able to carry additional weight of 10 kg, setting the new limit at 50 kg.

These changes are applicable on all Qatar Airways routes across the world. However, the number of bags will continue to be the same. It will also vary on the type of ticket purchased.

Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways said that this policy change has come at a time when the airline is widening its global reach and adding more international destinations to its itinerary. He added that the increased number of customers traveling for business and leisure prompted the management to arrive at the decision of increasing the baggage allowance. The carrier is also set to publish its revised Excess Baggage rates in September, which will most likely see a considerable increase.

The airline has also changed the baggage capacity for the economy class passengers and now will offer them to carry 30kg instead of 23kg.

The airline was recently decorated with the three honors at the Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards in Paris. These award categories include World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

The airline currently operates flights to 128 destinations and plans to add more to its schedule. It is set to add more business class flights on Doha-Nairobi route beginning September 1, 2013.