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PIA doubles excess baggage charges

KARACHI: The national flag carrier has increased the excess baggage fares on domestic routes.

According to sources in the Pakistan International Airlines,  the airline doubled the baggage charges than the private airlines.

Starting April 1, PIA has fixed charges of Rs5,000 on extra luggage amounting to more than 20 kilograms on domestic flights.

The new increase means the airline is now charging Rs250/kg for baggage over 20kg. The previous charges were less than Rs100/kg.

The new charges come as fuel costs surge, a PIA spokesperson said.