EasyJet flight from Manchester to Gibraltar has to be diverted because of ‘disruptive’ drunk passenger
- Flight EZY1963 was diverted to Porto after a passenger started being ‘rowdy’
- Police met the passenger once landed in Portugal and two others also left flight
- EasyJet apologised for ‘any inconvenience caused by the delay’ this morning
An easyJet flight from Manchester to Gibraltar had to be diverted after a passenger started to act ‘drunk’ and became ‘rowdy.’
The disruptive passenger was met by police once the Sunday morning flight landed in Porto and two friends travelling with him also left the plane.
After refueling, the plane continued to Gibraltar and arrived around an hour and a half behind schedule.
An outgoing Gibraltar to Manchester flight was also delayed by around two hours due to the commotion.
An easyJet flight from Manchester to Gibraltar was diverted to Porto after a passenger ‘behaved disruptively’ onboard this morning
A subsequent Gibraltar to Manchester flight was also delayed by around two hours due to the commotion caused by the diversion
EasyJet have apologised for ‘any inconvenience caused’ and that they ‘do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard and always push for prosecution.’
Passengers who were also on the plane told GBC the man was ‘drunk and rowdy.’
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They praised EasyJet’s crew for how well they handled the difficult situation.
A spokesman for EasyJet said: ‘easyJet can confirm that flight EZY1963 from Manchester to Gibraltar diverted to Porto on 19 August due to a passenger onboard behaving disruptively.
‘The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.
The flight made it to Gibraltar an hour and a half behind schedule. Other passengers on the flight praised easyJet’s staff for how well they handled the situation
The passenger was escorted off by police once the plane landed in Porto. Two friends travelling with him also disembarked, according to witnesses
‘easyJet’s crew are trained to assess and evaluate all incidents. Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard and always push for prosecution.
‘Police met the aircraft on landing and escorted the passenger off the aircraft. Two customers accompanying the passenger also chose to disembark.
‘The aircraft has since continued on to Gibraltar and we would like to apologise to all passengers for any inconvenience caused by the delay.’
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