Ryanair will consider charging passengers for carry-on baggage as part of its relentless focus on increasing revenue and profits.
Page 5 of the Irish Independent reports that deputy chief executive Michael Cawley said that baggage charges are among those that are always under consideration.
Asked yesterday if Ryanair might also consider charging for carry-on baggage he said “If you don’t charge for something, that service isn’t appreciated”.
"When it was free, 80% of people checked in a bag" he added.
On average just 35% of Ryanair passengers now check-in a bag.
“We’d consider anything, but we’re not doing it at the moment” he concluded.
Carry-on luggage is one of the last free services to be offered by the airline.