Drunk passengers on a flight to Türkiye from the UK forced the flight to abandon its route and land in Greece.
The easyJet flight, departing from Manchester airport on Saturday, was supposed to land in Dalaman, on Turkey’s southwest coast, but instead landed in the Greek city of Thessaloniki after the unruly passenger started shouting at passengers and crew, reports Mirror.
Low-cost airlines say independence that they “do not condone” this type of behavior.
Upon arriving at the unscheduled stop, two Russian passengers – both men, one 39 years old and the other 48 years old, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting traffic and disobeying. according to the instructions of the crew.
Fortunately, there were no physical changes on the flight.
According to reports, the men were released ahead of a trial scheduled for November.
An easyJet spokesperson said: “easyJet can confirm that flight EZY2147 from Manchester to Dalaman on June 24 was diverted to Thessaloniki and was caught by police due to two passengers engaging in disruptive behavior on board. The flight continued to Dalaman after refueling.
“easyJet cabin crew are trained to assess and assess any situation and act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time. .
“While such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior on board. The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s top priority.”
In May, a drunk passenger on a Jet2 flight was restrained after he allegedly abused members of the crew, forcing the plane to change course. The flight from Glasgow was also bound for Dalaman but changed course to Sofia, in Bulgaria, after a passenger displayed a “disgraceful and aggressive expression”, Jet2 said.
And in January, a man was jailed after getting drunk on an easyJet flight and grabbing a flight attendant by the neck. Colin Smith, 51, of East Yorkshire, admitted he drank three-quarters of a bottle of whiskey he bought at Duty Free.