A woman has been hit with a hefty bill following a flight with airline Jet2.com on New Year’s Day.
Costs of £6,800 have been billed to the 42-year-old passenger after the airline was forced to divert a flight due to her aggressive and abusive behaviour onboard.
The aircraft was en route from Tenerife to Newcastle when the incident took place.
To protect the safety of everyone onboard the woman was offloaded and handed over to the local police at Shannon Airport.
In addition to the £6,800 invoice, the woman has also been given a lifetime ban by Jet2.com and the airline is assisting the gardaí authorities by providing all necessary crew reports in order for the file to be submitted with the department of prosecutions.
Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com, said: “The safety and welfare of our customers and staff is always our number one priority.
“Passengers were inconvenienced on New Year’s Day because this woman’s unacceptable behaviour towards our crew caused a substantial delay. We will therefore be pursuing the bill for the cost and we will do everything we can to assist the Irish authorities in working towards a potential prosecution.”