A MAN has been banned from an airline for life following bad behaviour on board a plane.
Jet2.com is also pursuing legal action in the Spanish courts against Jamie Ferguson, 21, following the incident on the Glasgow to Ibiza flight earlier this month.
No-one should have to put up with behaviour like this, and as such Mr Ferguson is no longer welcome on our flights and is banned for lifePhil Ward
The incident happened as the plane touched down on the Balearic island, when the airline alleges that Mr Ferguson, who was displaying drunk-like behaviour, left his seat and ran aggressively towards a female member of cabin crew who was seated and strapped in.
The airline said Mr Ferguson leant towards the crew member and shouted in her face that he needed to use the toilet, while using foul and abusive language.
The incident ended when fellow crew members managed to calm down Mr Ferguson, who by this time was being restrained by his friends, and he was then arrested at the scene.
Other passengers including children are said to have overheard the exchange.
The airline has banned Mr Ferguson as part of its Onboard Together campaign which aims to stamp out an industry-wide surge in offensive behaviour on flights.
Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com, said: “We are a leisure airline and it’s our business to ensure that the families who fly with us have a fantastic start to their holiday.
“No-one should have to put up with behaviour like this, and as such Mr Ferguson is no longer welcome on our flights and is banned for life. We will not be flying him home, so he will have to make his own way, at his own expense.
“Our Onboard Together programme, which calls on the airline industry to work together to eradicate the growing problem of disruptive passenger behaviour, means we always take the strongest possible action against troublemakers.
“In this particular incident, we supported our crew members to return to Spain to begin legal proceedings and we will be continuing to discuss the best way to progress this action with the Spanish authorities.
“Onboard Together aims to protect not only our customers but also our crew, who have a tremendous responsibility to ensure the smooth running of our operations at 30,000ft.”
It is not known where Mr Ferguson is from, only that he flew from Glasgow, and the airline has not released a picture of him.
Jet2.com is calling for a national shared database of passengers who have been banned for disruptive behaviour as a way for airlines to tackle the growing problem together.