The aim is to identify passengers with non-compliant items before they reach the security checkpoint. Non-compliant passengers will be directed back to check-in counters to transfer their baggage to checked-in baggage.
Hand luggage is to be weighed before the security check counter.
Hand baggage allowance:
Economy-class passengers: one bag plus one slimline laptop bag or handbag.
Premium-class passengers: two bags plus a slimline laptop bag. (A slimline laptop bag means a bag of a size and thickness specifically designed to carry a laptop and charger and does not include bags capable of carrying items such as documents, clothes and other items.)
Bags may not exceed the total dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.
Weight limit per bag: 7kg.
Passengers who exceed the hand luggage limit will be subject to the specific airline’s excess baggage rules.
The regulations are not new, but with the usual seasonal increase in traffic at, the intention is to enforce them.
These regulations are considered essential, not only to uphold hand baggage policies but also to prioritise cabin and flight safety and are in alignment with global best practices.