Following customer demand, Easyjet has said it will introduce allocated seating in its planes from November.
It expects that introducing allocated seating will improve customer satisfaction and attract more passengers.
Customers will still be able to pre-book seats, such as with extra leg-room, for a fee, but the majority will get free allocated seats at check-in. Easyjet tested the scheme, and found that 70% of customers preferred it. The airline said the change would have no material impact on costs.
Easyjet will charge £12 if someone wants to pre-book seats with extra leg-room, £8 for a seat in the front rows, and £3 for any other seat.
All other passengers will be issued seat numbers with boarding passes rather than have to choose a seat on the aircraft.