New fee for manual handling of baggage at Dubai airport
Dnata has introduced new airport fee, which provides ground-handling service for airlines operating at Dubai International Airport. Passengers flying out of Dubai International Airport may have to pay extra charges for baggage which require manual handling, reports Gulf News.
A new fee has been introduced for manual handling of baggage that do not conform to standard size and weight at Dubai International Airport. The new fee is introduced by Dnata, which provides ground-handling service for airlines operating at Dubai International Airport.
For example, Air India charges Dh45 per piece for such baggage, but the fee may vary for other carriers depending on their contracts with Dnata. “Out of gauge (OOG)” baggage are too large, too light, too heavy, too fragile, or not having a flat surface. These include TVs, flat panel displays and baggage that can damage or slow down the baggage system.
Emirates has also revised excess baggage charges to benefit customers. The changes are applicable for tickets issued on or after April 8, 2018. The airline said it has also doubled the discount for online purchase additional baggage allowance to 20 per cent.