Earlier this week, a Jet2 flight between Glasgow and Antalya diverted to Thessaloniki amid an assault incident onboard the flight.
Incident: Jet2 Flight Glasgow-Antalya Diverts Due to Assault Incident…
Jet2 flight LS199 is a routine flight between Glasgow and Antalya, and in the context of this incident, was operated by G-JZBU, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-JZBU is a 15.5 year old airframe that started out life with SAS Norge in April 2008 as LN-RRE.
From there, the jet was handed over to the Swedish subsidiary of SAS, where it remained before Jet2 acquired the aircraft in February 2023.
Of the 737-800 variant, the airline has 89 units of the type at the time of writing, of which 88 are in service and one is parked.
As per The Daily Star, it is understood the nature of the assault was a passenger trying to punch and bite cabin crew, of which they claimed to have put this down as a panic attack.
She claimed that the alcohol that she had before boarding had reacted with her medication, which caused this incident.
Upon arrival into Thessaloniki Airport, Greece, she was arrested and later found guilty of obstructing traffic, disorderly conduct on an aircraft in flight and disobeying pilot orders.
Jet2 said the following on this incident:
“Flight LS199 from Glasgow to Antalya diverted to Thessaloniki Airport on the evening of Sunday, October 15, so that a disruptive customer could be offloaded after she demonstrated a continued pattern of appalling and aggressive behaviour onboard.
“As a family-friendly airline, we take a zero tolerance to disruptive behaviour, and we can confirm that the customer has been banned for life.”
“We would like to thank our highly trained crew for their handling of this incident, however they should never have to deal with such behaviour.”
“We would also like to apologise to customers for the disruption on their flight home.”
This passenger has also been given a lifetime ban with Jet2 due to this incident on the Glasgow-Antalya flight.
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