Ryanair backs drop-off fee

BUDGET airline Ryanair has defied its rivals and backed plans to charge passengers £1 to be dropped off by car at the Capital's airport.

The "no-frills" carrier – which recently announced plans to charge travellers 1 to use onboard toilets – said it had "absolutely no problem" with the controversial fee.

A spokesman for Ryanair added that "the current drop area was abused and often resembled a car park".

The Irish airline is in the minority among airlines, with budget rival easyJet accusing BAA Edinburgh of "double-charging" as facilities costs are already built into the ticket price.

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