Cheap flights carrier Ryanair is intending to charge passengers GBP1 to use toilets onboard its aircraft.
Thursday 8, April 2010
Toilets will become coin-operated and will accept either a pound coin or a one euro coin, while the Irish airline will remove some WCs to make room for additional seats.
This could mean that just one toilet will be available on flights carrying 189 passengers.
Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said the intention behind the charge is to "change passenger behaviour" so that more people use airport toilets before or after their flight.
"That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats," he explained.
The idea was first announced last year and comes after the carrier announced an increase in its single bag check-in charge from £15 to £20 during the school holidays this summer.
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