• Ryanair is defending its second baggage allowance change in a year.

    Passengers now have to pay either 8 euro for their bag to be put in the hold, or pay 6 euro for priority boarding and take their bag on-board free of charge.

    The new rules were introduced yesterday.

    Chief Marketing Officer at Ryanair, Kenny Jacobs, says they needed to speed up the process at boarding gates and reduce the knock on effect of late departures.