Ryanair issues warning after Derry flight arrests

Ryanair has warned passengers that 'unruly or disruptive behaviour' will not be tolerated following the arrests of two women at City Of Derry Airport yesterday.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 8:51 am
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 9:55 am
City of Derry Airport. (file pic)

The airline spoke out following an incident onboard the flight from London Stansted to Derry on Wednesday morning.

Two women were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after being escorted off the flight by the PSNI yesterday morning. This followed a request from the pilot in charge of the flight.

Both women were released several hours later and a PSNI spokesperson said: “Both females received a community resolution notice in relation to disorderly behaviour on an aircraft.”

Speaking after the episode, a spokesman for Ryanair said:

“The crew of this flight from London Stansted to Derry (August 10) requested police assistance upon landing in Derry, after two passengers became disruptive in-flight, who were removed and detained by police.

“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.”