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EasyJet flight to Mallorca is diverted due to disruptive passengers

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EasyJet flight to Mallorca is diverted due to disruptive passengers - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: EasyJet
Source: The Guardian

An easyJet  flight from Glasgow to Mallorca had to be diverted because of a disruptive group of passengers, the airline said.

The group of 24 people were marched off the plane by police after the jet was diverted to Toulouse, France, on Saturday night.

The plane then carried on to the island’s capital, Palma, but the delay meant the return flight could not leave on time and passengers had to stay overnight.

An airline spokesman said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY6895 from Glasgow to Palma on 21 May diverted to Toulouse due to the disruptive behaviour of a group of passengers on board.

“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always our priority and upon landing the passengers were escorted off the aircraft by police. The group comprised of 24 passengers. The matter is currently in the hands of the local police.The aircraft then continued to Palma.

“As a result of the diversion, the crew were unable to operate the return flight to Glasgow as it would exceed their legal operating hours. The flight has been delayed overnight and passengers have been provided with accommodation and meals.

“We would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused by the diversion.

“EasyJet does not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour and will always push for prosecution.”

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