Ryanair has increased baggage check in charges whilst doubling passengers’ baggage allowance, in a bid to encourage passengers to travel with carry-on luggage only.
From October 1st the charge for bags carried in the hold of aircraft will rise by 50% from £20 to £30 at the airport and to £15 to £10 if booked online.
Passengers will be able to check in a second bag weighing up to 15kg in weight, at a cost of £70 at the airport and £35 if reserved online.
A Ryanair spokesperson explained: “Ryanair continues to reduce airfares saving our passengers more than €530 million this year alone.
“In order to persuade passengers to travel with carry-on bags only, and to defray the cost of some of these fare reductions, we are increasing baggage allowances and fees with effect from October 1.
“These baggage fees are avoidable by choosing to travel with carry-on luggage only. More than 70% of Ryanair passengers will be unaffected by these changes as they already travel with just one carry-on bag, which is free of charge.”