Cheap flights carrier Ryanair will restore its domestic Italian flights without interruption from January 23rd.
This comes after the airline reached an agreement with the Italian national aviation authority (ENAC), which states that passengers wanting to travel on a Ryanair domestic flight in the country will have to provide either a passport or valid EU National Identity Card.
Ryanair has a 100 percent web check-in policy, meaning that cabin crew and boarding gate agents must be able to check the identity of passengers before they board their aircraft.
Adrian Dunne, director of ground operations at Ryanair, said he is "pleased" that flights will continue uninterrupted from later this month.
"We believe that ENAC’s new Ordinanza, which requires all passengers on domestic Italian flights to produce either a passport or an approved EU/EEA National Identity Card at the airport, enhances the safety and security of domestic flights within Italy," he commented.
Ryanair recently confirmed that it carried more than 65 million passengers in 2009, a 13 percent increase from the total recorded in 2008.