Air travellers can heave a sigh of relief as international airline, Emirates increases its free baggage allowance for travelling from Africa.

Management of the airline’s Ghana office have revealed that the offer will begin from the Tuesday April 2016.

Come tomorrow, all travellers from the  African African countries, Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to Emirates networks will benefit from an increased baggage allowance according class.

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For Economy Class, customers will get a baggage allowance of two bags, each of which can weigh up to 23kg each, making the baggage allowance a total of 46kg 16kg up from the previous 30kg.

First Class customers will get a baggage allowance of two bags weighing up to 32 kg each, up from the current 50 kg to 64kg. In addition, infants will be entitled one piece of luggage up to 23kg.

“At Emirates we always focus on how we can give our customers the best value for money through award winning products and services, both in the air and on the ground. The increased free baggage allowance is another compelling reason for travellers to fly with Emirates. It will enable them to carry even more goods, whether for personal or business reasons, on their journeys from Africa to points across our global network and back,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa.