On the issue of Chinese airline growth there have been a number of milestones, there is however one dreary divide that until this month had not been crossed – charging for checked baggage. China West Air, an HNA Group owned LCC, will begin charging for checked baggage from late March. In the process the airline will introduce a new lower priced “bare fare” ticket. Passengers will have to pay 50 yuan for 10kg checked baggage and 90 yuan for 20kg checked baggage. At the same time the airline will cut carry-on baggage limits from the current 7kg to 5kg. Those

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