Low-cost airline Ryanair is to charge passengers for using the airport check-in desk. (8/28/2007)
The airline has announced new incentives to encourage passengers to use Ryanair’s “Check’N’Go” web check-in service, while at the same time discouraging passengers from checking in bags or using airport check-in queues.
Ryanair’s web check-in service will be entirely free and enables passengers travelling with only hand luggage to avoid airport check-in and go straight through security.
Passengers who do not avail of free web check-in will be charged Ł2/€3 for using airport check in facilities.
From 20 September 2007, all passengers making new reservations on Ryanair.com will have the option to select the free web check-in and priority boarding service. Passengers who wish to travel with checked baggage will be subject to a small fee to reflect the cost of airport check in desk facilities, stated the airline.