Italy: Regulator opens probe into Ryanair’s, Wizz Air’s hand luggage policies

Italy’s antitrust authority announced on Wednesday, November 7, it was opening a probe against Ryanair and Wizz Air over their new hand luggage policies.

The regulator last week requested the two low cost airlines to suspend a new policy according to which only very small bags would be let on board for free, charging passengers for luggage.

The investigations were opened because Ryanair did not apply the required suspension and because Wizz Air passengers signaled it had not followed the request.

The probe could end with sanctions for the carriers, for a maximum of €5 million (US$5.7 million) each.

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