Passengers heading off on their holliers from UK airports could be restricted to a two-drink limit in the airport, after Ryanair calls for rules to be introduced which would reduce the prevalence of drunken behaviour.
While the airline has already barred passengers from drinking duty-free alcohol on board aircrafts, and customers flying from Glasgow Prestwick and Manchester to Alicante and Ibiza are no longer permitted to bring duty free alcohol on board the aircraft, Ryanair says that drinking in the airport is still an issue.
It comes as the Civil Aviation Authority reported a 600% increase in disruptive passenger incidents in the UK between 2012 and 2016, with the majority of the incidents “involving alcohol”.
The company is now calling for a two-drink limit to be enforced, and a ban on alcohol sales before 10am.
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."
"It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences", he added.
The airline company has stated to the Irish Mirror that they currently have no plans to introduce this rule from Irish airports.