Number of disruptive incidents involving air passengers up by almost a fifth



Incidents of disruptive behaviour by airline passengers around the world rose 17% last year, new figures show.
Some 10,854 cases were reported in 2015 compared to 9,316 during the previous year, according to a viation industry body IATA.
Alcohol or drug use was identified in a lmost one in four (23%) incidents and 11% featured physical aggression or damage to the aircraft.
Recent police statistics showed hundreds of passengers were arrested in the UK on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years.
Figures obtained by the Press Association showed at least 442... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 29
Source: Belper News
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