A Ryanair plane flying from Glasgow to Malaga had to divert to Madrid yesterday because of a disruptive passenger.

The Evening Times reported that a male passenger was detained by Spanish police on Thursday night (February 14).

Passengers told the newspaper that the Ryanair cabin crew had to take action because of fighting on the plane after a drunk passenger “started pestering women in a hen party”.

After diverting to Madrid, Spanish police boarded the plane to remove the man in question, along with a woman who was with him.

An Evening Times reader who was on the flight took pictures of a man being bundled off the aircraft.

Another reader told the paper that several people had been causing a disturbance at Prestwick airport before the flight.

A Ryanair spokesman told the Evening Times: “This flight from Glasgow Prestwick to Malaga, on February 14, diverted to Madrid and the crew requested police assistance upon arrival after a passenger became disruptive in-flight.

“The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained an individual before the aircraft continued to Malaga.

“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.”

Yesterday, Travel Weekly reported that an international summit was held in Majorca to tackle the problem of drunken holidaymakers.

Delegates at the summit included representatives from Abta, Thomas Cook, Tui, Jet2 and aviation bodies.

They discussed the issues of boozing on planes, and at airports, hotels, clubs and resorts.

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