Emirates will from April 15th 2016 increase free baggage allowance for customers travelling outbound from Africa. Here is the breakdown.

  • For economy class customers, baggage allowance will increase to two bags of 23kg each, increasing the weight allowance from 32kg to 46kg.
  • Business class will increase allowance to two bags of 32kgs each, an increase from the current 40kg to 64kg.
  • First Class customers will get a baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 32 kg each, up from the current 50 kg to 64kg.
  • Infants will be entitled one piece of luggage up to 23kg.

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

The baggage allowance will be 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 will apply for the entire journey.

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