KHALEEJ TIMES, Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 | Rabi Al Awwal 18,1439
No change in Abu Dhabi airport baggage rules
Abu Dhabi International Airport has rubbished a circular regarding a ban imposed
on carton boxes and sacks from December 15.
From Wednesday morning, a circular, supposedly from the airport, went viral on
The circular stated: "All airlines operating from Abu Dhabi International
Airport are hereby informed that effective December 15, 2017, in line with the
implementation of safety and security standards and procedures at Abu Dhabi
International Airport, cartons and sacks are banned to ensure smooth operations
for all airlines. This step is taken to improve customer service, fast check-in
and to avoid break down of baggage belts during heavy loads while multiple
flights are operating."
The wordings of the circular were dubious in nature but got shared widely on
However, an Abu Dhabi International Airport official denied release of such a
The airport said in a statement: "There has been a statement circulating in
public domain stating that Abu Dhabi International Airport no longer allows
carton boxes or sacks as luggage for travelling passengers. Abu Dhabi Airports
confirms that this statement is false and not related to the company or any of
its operating airports."
This March, Dubai Airports had made changes to baggage rules. However, Abu Dhabi
Airport has assured passengers that for now there is no change to luggage