Pune: Swiss International Airlines passengers travelling to Europe from India will now be allowed an increased free baggage allowance. The airline has announced a new strategy of extending the 'piece concept' to its baggage policy as part of an effort to standardise its baggage regulations for flights all over the world.
The extra allowance will allow passengers to carry upto 96 kg for first class; 64 kg for business class and 23 kg for economy class.
The new regulations will apply to all tickets bought on or after August 1, 2011, an official release stated on Tuesday.
The 'piece concept' allows passengers to check in a certain number of pieces of baggage free of charge, depending on the class they travel. This scheme is already being implemented on the airline's North Atlantic flights.
For passengers from India, this means a significant increase of free baggage allowance.
Swiss Airlines operates daily flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to Zurich.