Italian regulators look into Ryanair and Wizz Air’s hand luggage policies

posted on 8th November 2018 by Justin Burns

Italy’s antitrust said yesterday  that it was opening an investigation into against Ryanair and Wizz Air over their new hand luggage policies, according to a report by Reuters.

The regulator last week requested for the two low-cost carriers to suspend a new policy in which only very small bags would be let on board for free, and also charging passengers for trolleys.

Reuter reports that investigations were opened as Ryanair did not apply the required suspension and because Wizz Air passengers said it had not followed the request.  The probe could end with sanctions for both to a maximum of €5 million each.

Ryanair’s new baggage policy can be found here and Wizz Air’s here.