AENA are insisting that the airline must comply with new rules that state passengers’ rights to carry their duty free purchases in addition to their handluggage. Many a time flying out of Alicante airport I have witnessed passengers trying to stuff their duty free into their 1 piece of small luggage. Ryanairs dimensions are already the smallest out of all the airlines.
This is a rather presumptious statement on Ryanairs behalf- one normally follows the local law of the country. For instance, it is widely known that kissing and drinking alcohol is forbidden in public places in Dubai so you comply with this law ( unless of course you are Ryanair by the sounds of things)
An AENA spokesman stated that the one-bag rule has had a big impact on sales...... but then perhaps they need to review their prices too - take a look at our previous article entitled "Airside at Alicante airport!
This new issue further complicates Ryanair's relationship with AENA who insist that the airline uses airbridges for boarding all flights rather than stairs.Ryanair have threatened to cut almost 80% of all flights to and from Alicante airport from the end of the summer if they are forced on this issue. However, AENA only charge aprox. 30 cents per passenger to use the airbridges - something that most passengers would be suprised to know thinking it would be much higher. Maybe we'll soon be seeing yet another additional charge on top of the "£2 cancellation levy" which was introduced at the beginning of April.