Ryanair today fulfilled a pledge to slash its fees for passengers checking in bags.
Europe’s largest budget carrier claims to have cut its checked-in bag fees for 92% of its 116 million annual passengers.
Additionally, it has simplified the number of bag fee options from 108 to six in the third year of its ‘Always Getting Better’ passenger service initiative.
Passengers on domestic flights of under two hours will have their fees cut by 50% to £15 for a 15kg bag from today, while those on all other flights under three hours will see savings of up to 17% to £25, according to the airline.
However, travellers on flights of more than three hours duration will see no change to their checked fees of £50 for a 20kg bag and £40 for those weighing 15kg.
Ryanair estimates that almost three quarters of its passengers are on flights of up to three hours duration; 18% fly for less than two hours on domestic routes and 8% are on longer flights of more than three hours.
Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “We’re pleased to cut bag fees for 92% of customers with a streamlined range of just s bag fee options, as we continue to listen to our customers and improve the Ryanair experience for the 116 million people we’ll carry this year.
“Over 92% of our customers will enjoy reduced bag fees and will pay the same price for checking-in a bag whether bought at the time of the initial booking or added to the booking, regardless of seasonality.
“Furthermore, customers will also be able to add bags to their bookings via the Ryanair app up to three hours before their scheduled time of departure.
“These bag changes are in addition to our best-in-class cabin bag allowance, offering two free carry-on bags.”