Jet2, a low-cost airline based in Leeds, England, is now asking for the government to allow the sale and consumption of alcohol and tax free goods at airports.”
A violent group of men jetting off to a bachelor party on Ibiza, managed to get their entire flight redirected after the exhibiting of “horrible and aggressive” behaviour, Jet2 confirmed.
The flight, which had departed from Birmingham, England, on Friday, was diverted to Toulouse, France, after the group of 27 people ignored repeated warnings by the crew to contain their behaviour, the BBC.
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Representatives for Jet2 receivable of the group was consuming alcohol at the airport before the flight, and that a member of the party, who was drunk and aggressive when boarding, was even denied access to the plane before it left Birmingham.
As soon as the rest of the crew on board, the group continued to display “aggressive and disruptive” behavior, although the airline does not say specifically what the behavior entailed. Jet2 in advance, however, that the men had been “illegally” consuming alcohol on the plane, which contributed to their “deplorable” behavior.
The police were reportedly waiting for the plane upon landing in Toulouse, according to the BBC. One of the men was also slapped with a lifetime ban from Jet2.
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The airline has also reported an incident in a call to “control the sale and consumption of alcohol and tax free goods at airports,” according to a press release.
“This is the second time that disruptive passenger behaviour has caused one of our flights will be redirected in just a few weeks, so enough is enough,” said Jet2 marketing director Phil Ward, with reference to an incident earlier in June in which another man was banned for life for being intoxicated and playing with a blow-up doll on a flight.
“The right measures should be put in place by the industry and the government to ensure that our staff and customers can fly in a safe, failure-free environment,” says Ward.
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Ryanair has recently called for more stringent alcohol regulations after a series of disruptive incidents.
Jet2 is not the only low-cost European society advocates for stricter alcohol sales at airports.
Last week, after an alcohol-related incident on a Ryanair flight, the airline called for a two-drink minimum for all passengers passing through irish airports, as well as restrictions on the hours in which alcoholic beverages are sold.