Passengers who book flights with Ryanair from May 20th will have to check-in online as the airline phases out airport check-in desks.
The changes, which also apply to people travelling with infants, come ahead of the airline’s decision to close check-in desks at all its 146 airports by October 1st.
Further changes will see Ryanair no longer taking bookings for passengers under the age of 16, while all new booking will require passengers – including infants and those flying domestically – to hold a valid passport.
In accordance with the development, the cheap flights carrier will remove its £10 airport check-in fee and replace it with a £5 online check-in fee.
Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said that savings would be passed on to all passengers in the form of lower fares next winter.
"Passengers travelling without checked in bags have already embraced our online check-in service and the extension of this service to all passengers, including those with hold luggage and those travelling with infants will allow all passengers to forever avoid check-in queues," he commented.
The airline will be laying on extra flights to Edinburgh from Dublin to help Leinster fans make the Heineken Cup Final on May 23rd.