Ryanair has implemented new rules for passengers traveling from the UK to Ibiza, prohibiting the consumption of duty-free alcohol on board, in response to a series of disruptive incidents on their flights.
In an email communication, customers were notified that duty-free alcohol purchased prior to boarding their flights to the Balearic islands must now be tagged and stored under the aircraft. Any attempts to conceal alcohol will result in passengers being removed from the flight without refund or compensation.
This decision follows an incident in April where fifteen individuals were removed from a Manchester to Ibiza flight due to disruptive behavior, resulting in a five-hour delay. Ryanair further stated that anyone displaying signs of anti-social behavior would also be removed from flights to Ibiza.
The implementation of these new rules aims to prioritize the comfort and safety of all passengers, as well as the well-being of the airline’s employees. As a result, cabin bags will be thoroughly searched before boarding, and access to travel may be denied to passengers deemed unfit.
These measures are likely to receive support from Balearic authorities who have been actively campaigning against excessive binge drinking on the islands. The local government has already banned drink deals, pub crawls, party boats, and restricted the sale of alcohol in shops and off-licenses. Money-saving promotions encouraging excessive alcohol consumption, such as happy hours and two-for-one drinks, have also been prohibited.
Violations of these regulations can result in significant penalties for establishments, including fines ranging from €60,000 to €600,000, as well as potential closure for up to three years.
Similar restrictions have been imposed on individuals on all-inclusive holidays, with a maximum limit of six drinks per day, three with lunch and three in the evening.
Failure to comply with these restrictions can lead to substantial fines ranging from €1,000 to €6,000.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology