A controversial new baggage policy which comes into effect on all Ryanair flights today has been challenged by Italy’s competition watchdog.
The baggage policy sees a price of €8 put on any cabin hold bag weighing 10kg or over for those without priority boarding.
Ryanair have claimed that the new policy was not adopted in order to increase financial gain, but rather to reduce flight delays and make the boarding process as smooth as possible.
A spokesperson for Ryanair has claimed that the “Main benefits of this new policy will be reduced flight delays and cheaper checked bag option. Pack more liquids into a 10kg checked wheelie bag. Walk to the boarding gate hands free.”
The new policy comes into effect today, November 1st 2018.
However, the Italian Competitors Authority have challenged the new policy, stating that the policy will mislead customers and poorly represent the actual ticket price that they are paying for.
The competition watchdog have ordered the suspension of the policy, but Ryanair are currently trying to appeal the suspension.