Dutch airline KLM is to introduce fees for baggage, in line with the trend set by budget carriers.
People using internal European flights will have to pay €15 for each piece of hold luggage they take as long as it is paid for in advance. Luggage checked in at the airport will cost €30 and hand luggage will remain free of charge.
‘60% to 70% of our European passengers only carry hand luggage,’ a spokesman told Nos television. ‘We know people would rather pay less for their tickets and that is why we are going to lower the price for flights.’