Ryanair has introduced a new £28.50 levy to carry duty-free onboard if passengers cannot fit it into their carrier bag. The low-cost carriers says this is to “ensure fairness to all passengers” and to stop the breaching of its luggage rules.
The rules come as Ryanair tightens restrictions on what passengers can carry on board its aircraft free of charge. Hand baggage remains free, but passengers must pay for anything which gets put into the hold.
Under the new arrangements, passengers must fit whatever they buy at an airport duty free shop into their one piece of hand baggage.
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, told The Telegraph: “We are not running around like Nazis targeting people. We are doing this because, people with extra bags are slowing down the boarding of our planes. If you turn up at the gate with a bottle of Asti Spumante all we are saying is shove it in your bag.”