Ryanair calls for drinking controls at UK airports

Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has called for airport authorities in the UK to impose drinking restrictions on passengers to help clamp down on bad behaviour.

The new calls come after a spate of drink-related incidents that have caused havoc on the ground and in the air.

Ryanair has let it be known once more that their number one priority is the safety of passengers, crew and the aircraft and that they have a zero tolerance policy towards disruptive behaviour on their flights.

One suggestion put forward is ‘no alcohol sales before 10am policy’ at airports  to ‘curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates.’

Ryanair would also like to see a two-drink limit per passenger but it is not clear how that would be enforced.

In a statement to The Sun Online, they said: “Given that all of our flights are short-haul, very little alcohol is actually sold on board and cabin crew have full discretion when it comes to selling or refusing to sell alcohol to passengers on board.

“We are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10am.

“It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights.”

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