Ryanair Beg Airports To Restrict Drink Sales After Disorderly Passengers Cause Flight Diversion

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

June 18, 2018 at 9:47am


We've all done it, you get to the airport and all sense of time goes out the window.

You've got time to kill so you and your mates take that obligatory check-in picture over a few pints at the bar. It's 9am and you're on your second round - This wouldn't happen anywhere else.

Ryanair has called on airports to limit access to alcohol to passengers after flight disruptions.

The budget-airline has requested a two-drink cap and a ban on alcohol sales before 10am.

This comes after a flight on Saturday to Ibiza was diverted following drunk and disorderly Irish passengers causing havoc.


The cabin crew claim they had no choice but to divert the flight to Paris, where French police met the passengers on the runway and detained on arrival.


An airline spokesperson stated that safety of other passengers comes first.

"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."

They also highlighted the importance of this proposed ban:

"It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights."

Do you think there should be a limit on alcohol consumption before a flight?


Header Image: @ryanair

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