Spanish Airline Iberia has launched a new paid-for checked luggage structure for short-haul flights, with additional weight allowance options, and a revamp of overweight charges.
A 15 kilograms bag option has been launched, costing from €13 and aimed at ‘passengers travelling light, and those concerned about reducing their carbon footprint’.
While the standard 23 kilogram option is priced from €18, a new 32 kilogram option has been launched for which the prices start from €35, and for which Iberia says ‘is cheaper than paying the current overweight charges for the excess over 23kg’.
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Additionally, the airline has removed its minimum €60 excess weight penalty with a new charging scale starting from €12 per kilogram. However, this rate depends on the fare paid, and only applies where customers have pre-booked one of the three allowance options details above.
These new options and rates are available on domestic and European flights operated by Iberia, Iberia Express, and Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum.
Initially, these revamped rates will only be available to passengers booking via iberia.com of the airline’s app, but are ‘soon’ set to be extended to purchases made via travel agents connected to the NDC distribution system.
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