On 22 June, Jet2 flight LS1503 from London Stansted to Dalaman, had to turn back just after departure due to a very disruptive passenger. 2 Eurofighter jets were scrambled to assist the aircraft until its arrival.
A woman who caused this flight to be diverted due to disruptive behaviour has been given an £85,000 fine by Jet2, she got as well a lifetime ban.
She was arrested on suspicion of common assault, criminal damage and endangering an aircraft, she attempted to open aircraft doors and had an aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour before being caught by passengers and staff.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2, said to the BBC that her behaviour had been “one of the most serious cases” the airline had experienced.
He said: “She must now face up to the consequences of her actions, and we will vigorously pursue to recover the costs that we incurred as a result of this divert, as we do with all disruptive passengers.”