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6 Scots arrested on Ryanair flight to Spain

Source: Daily Mail - Sat 9th May 2015
6 Scots arrested on Ryanair flight to Spain

6 British men were arrested in Spain after 'shocking behaviour while drunk' on board a Ryanair flight.

The group flew out from Glasgow Prestwick Airport at 7am on Thursday morning to Palma, Mallorca, yet their behaviour was so bad the crew were forced to call the police prior to landing.

It is believed the men were set to holiday at the notorious party resort of Magaluf.

Ryanair said the police were called ahead after the group acted in a disruptive manner during the two hour 50 minute flight from Scotland.

Speaking to the Daily Record a witness said: 'The Guardia Civil police came and arrested the six men, the air crew had called on ahead to alert them to what was happening.

'It was 7am yet these folk were already steaming. It was shocking behaviour.'

A spokesperson for Ryanair told MailOnline Travel: 'The crew of this flight from Prestwick to Palma requested police assistance after several passengers became disruptive in-flight. The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained these individuals upon arrival at Palma.

'We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and we sincerely apologised to other customers for any inconvenience caused.

'The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.'

It is not the first time Ryanair flights out of Prestwick have made the news.

Just last month Ryanair took the unprecedented step of banning passengers from bringing their own booze on board flights between Glasgow and the party island of Ibiza out of concerns for safety and comfort.

The Dublin-based airline informed passengers travelling on the notorious flight from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to the Spanish island that their alcohol purchases from duty free shops are no longer allowed in the cabin, and they risk being kicked off the flight if they don't comply.

Ryanair refused to explain the reason behind its decision, but it follows a handful of incidents involving boorish behaviour by inebriated travellers heading to the island for days of sun, booze and revelry.

In a statement a Ryanair spokesman said the airline made the decision after consultations with customers and airport officials.

The spokesman said: ‘Those who have purchased duty free alcohol will be asked to either place their purchases in their cabin baggage and into the hold at the boarding gate, or leave their purchases behind.

‘The comfort and safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we will not tolerate unruly behaviour at any time.'

The spokesman declined to identify the incidents which sparked the ban or say what will happen to passengers caught trying to sneak alcohol on board.

There have been problems with passengers opening alcohol purchased from duty free shops at Glasgow Prestwick Airport and drinking on the flight to Ibiza.

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Comment on this Story

Maybe they were drowning their sorrows ? - At 7.00am on Thursday Morning they would have been unable to cast their vote in the General Election.
Robster - Mon, 11th May 2015

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