AirAsia India, a Tata Group-owned airline with remaining stakes of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group has announced to offer major discount on excess baggage fees for passengers taking connecting international flights till June 30. The discounted excess baggage fees can be booked up to two hours prior to domestic flight’s departure, AirAsia India mentioned, who doesn’t operate any international flight and only operates domestic flights.
Flyers connecting to international flights from AirAsia India’s domestic flights can now pre-book their excess baggage at the significantly discounted price of Rs 100 per kg, compared to the standard excess baggage charges of Rs 450 per kg when booked online and Rs 500 per kg when booked at the airport, the airline’s statement said.
AirAsia India is majority-owned by Tata Sons Private Ltd with a shareholding of 83.67 per cent and the remaining stake is with AirAsia Investment Ltd (AAIL), which is part of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group. Last month, Tatas-owned Air India had sent a proposal to Competition Commission of India (CCI) to acquire AirAsia India.
AirAsia, the Malaysian airline, on the other hand, operates international flights from India. The company had earlier announced to start its international flight services from India to Malaysia and Thailand from April. The airline has introduced six new routes from India to Malaysia that includes Bengaluru-Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Chennai-Kuala Lumpur, Tiruchirappalli to KL from April 5, Kochi – KL commencing April 18, Kolkata – KL commencing April 23 and Hyderabad – KL commencing from May 1, 2022.