EGYPTAIR will launch a new baggage allowance policy that adds a new dimension for the level of services presented to customers and which will also lower the cost of travel.

EGYPTAIR will start adopting the new policy on all the international and domestic flights starting June 1st, 2011.

In this regard, Eng Hussein Massoud, EGYPTAIR HOLDING CHAIRMAN & CEO said “In spite of the increase of operating costs because of the soaring oil prices, EGYPTAIR has launched this new policy to support the Egyptian customers and to encourage the tourism traffic into Egypt.”

The new policy enables the economy class customers on all international flights to carry 2 free bags, 23 kilos each, with a total of 46 kilos.

On the other hand, business class customers can carry two free pieces of baggage with 32 kilos each; this is in addition to one hand bag accompanied onboard with a maximum weight of 7 kilos on all classes.

Moreover, customers flying to any domestic destination in Egypt can carry one baggage with a maximum of 23 kilos on economy, 32 kilos on business in addition to 7 kilos to be carried onboard.

EGYPTAIR Plus frequent flyers can enjoy additional benefits, as the gold card holders can carry an additional baggage with a maximum of 23 kilos. Further, the silver card holders will enjoy a 50 % discount on the third piece; this is in addition to other benefits such as the upgrade to a higher class, redeeming the points with free tickets, using the lounges around the globe, priority check-in and priority baggage handling.