THOUSANDS of Ryanair passengers due to travel over the weekend have been warned to check-in online before Friday evening, or face paying extra at the airport.
The budget airline’s website will be closed for maintenance from 10pm on Friday until midnight on Saturday, meaning passengers will be unable to print off their boarding passes.
It is a condition of flying with Ryanair that all passengers print their own boarding passes. This can be done no earlier than 15 days and no later than four hours before the scheduled departure time.
The airline charges passengers €40 per person to issue them with a boarding pass at the airport.
It said it will be contacting passengers by email, and advised anyone due to fly on Saturday or Sunday to check in online before 4pm on Friday.
The website closure could affect those football fans heading to Germany for the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich, which takes place on Saturday evening.
The airline said the changes will improve the speed of the website and allow passengers to receive text alerts in the event of severe disruption to flights.