Under the revised weight system policy, all passengers, regardless of their class of travel, will enjoy an additional 10kg allowance for check-in baggage.

Cape Town - Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the introduction of an enhanced baggage policy, which will see passengers benefit from increased check-in allowances and generally lower excess baggage charges.

Under the revised weight system policy, all passengers, regardless of their class of travel, will have an additional 10kg allowance for check-in baggage. Marco Polo Club Silver, Gold and Diamond members will benefit from an extra 10kg, 15kg and 20kg respectively.

In line with global industry standards, the zoning of excess baggage charges will also be adjusted. The new zone combinations will see an extensive reduction of charges of up to 40 percent.

To improve check-in efficiency and reduce queuing time at airports across the airlines' networks, the revised baggage policy will follow a weight system with piece count.

Passengers in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class will be entitled to check-in two baggage items free of charge.

First Class passengers will be entitled to check-in three baggage items free of charge. Marco Polo Club Gold and Diamond members will be entitled to check-in one additional item on top of their travel class allowance.

The enhanced check-in baggage allowance will be applicable to air tickets issued or exchanged on or after September 15, 2016, while the new carry-on baggage policy will be effective from the same date.

Passengers can find out more information regarding the new baggage policy by visiting the 'Baggage Information' section on the Cathay Pacific (www.cathaypacific.com)

Adapted from a press release for IOL