Ryanair is asking UK airports to enforce a two-drink limit per boarding pass and a ban on alcohol sales before 10am after it was revealed the number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour has increased by 50 per cent in the last year…
The budget airline has already banned customers from drinking duty-free alcohol on flights, and stopped passengers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester to Alicante and Ibiza from bringing it onboard the aircraft.
Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “This is an issue which the airports must now address, and we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, particularly with early morning flights and when flights are delayed.”
Figures obtained by the BBC’s ‘Panorama’ from 18 out of 20 police forces with a major UK airport in their area revealed a surge in arrests for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports – there was a total of 387 arrests in the year to February 2017. This figure was up from 255 in the same period for the previous year.