Budget airline Ryanair has a possible new cost-cutting measure in the form of stools rather than seats on flights.
The Irish no-frills carrier is looking at increasing capacity on flights by having some passengers squat on stools. Such passengers would pay less than those in “normal” seats or possibly fly for free.
Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said that the airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary had been in touch with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to see if such a scheme was feasible.
Mr McNamara said: “If it’s possible, if we can get the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) to approve it and if it can reduce fares even further we will be doing it.”