Ryanair raises baggage fees by 66%

Baggage charges in summer up from €30 to €50

Ryanair is increasing its baggage charges during the summer by as much as 66%, from €30 to €50. The sudden announcement comes in the middle of the holiday season.

Michael O’Leary, the no-frills carrier’s chief executive, told a news conference in London that the aim is to increase baggage charges until nobody flies Ryanair with luggage in the planes’ hold.

“We will keep increasing charges until we get rid of bags [in the hold],” he said.

The airline has also cut the number of passengers who check in hold baggage from 80% to 19%, with the chief executive saying this is saving the airline “a fortune in money”.

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