No baggage - Ryanair's aim?
The low cost operator Ryanair raised the cost for passengers taking luggage in the hold of its planes from 30 euros to 50 euros per bag for the summer yesterday.
Chief executive Michael O’Leary, made the announcement at the height of the holiday getaway, and told a news conference in London it intended to “increase baggage charges until no-one took its flights with hold luggage.”
He confirmed that Ryanair had increased its charge for hold luggage by 20 euros until the summer’s end because “that’s when they are likely to bring more bags”.
Mr O’Leary went on: “We will keep increasing charges until we get rid of (hold) bags.”
He said Ryanair had reduced the number of its passengers who checked in hold baggage from 80% to 19% and that this was saving the airline “a fortune in money”.
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