Skip to main content

Air New Zealand has raised its fees for excess, overweight and pre-paid baggage.

Its reported information about the changes were made public this morning.

The airline has also increased what it charges to travel with a pet. It now costs $120 to fly domestically with a pet. A change from $75 for pets weighing up to 25kg and $100 for those over 25kg.

For domestic travellers, the cost of a pre-paid bag has increased from $35 to $45.

The fee for excess baggage has increased from $45 to $60, and overweight baggage fees have gone from $20 to $40.

On short-haul flights, such as those across the Tasman, the cost of a pre-paid bag has gone up from $70 to $95. Excess baggage fees have increased to $60 from $45 and overweight baggage fees have doubled to $80 from $40.

On long-haul flights, a pre-paid bag now costs $160, up from $120. Fees for excess baggage have gone up to $195 from $150, and overweight baggage fees have also doubled to $120 from $60.

The increase was put down to what the airline describes as a challenging economic environment.

“Like many Kiwis and businesses, we are experiencing a high-cost environment, which means we’re having to adjust pricing across several areas,” chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty said.

“We always recommend adding extra bags at the time of booking, or before travel, to avoid any excess baggage or overweight baggage fees. For excess and overweight baggage, customers pay one flat fee regardless of the size or weight of the item.”