Easyjet flight chaos as police eject 26 ‘rowdy’ passengers from plane

EasyJet plane on runway (David Parry/PA) (PA Archive)
EasyJet plane on runway (David Parry/PA) (PA Archive)

An easyJet flight was halted until police dragged 26 “disruptive” men off the plane.

Flight EZY3163 to Faro in Portugal was held up for over two hours at Glasgow Airport shortly before 4.30pm on Thursday.

The rowdy passengers kicked off before take-off and were ejected by officers who stormed the aircraft and then denied them re-boarding.

Police Scotland said none of the men were arrested and no criminality established.

An easyJet spokesman told The Sun: “We can confirm that a group of passengers due to travel on EZY3163 from Glasgow to Faro yesterday evening were denied boarding prior to take-off and met by police as a result of disruptive behaviour.

“Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

“Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour towards our staff.

“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always our highest priority.”

A police spokesman added: “Around 5.10pm on Thursday, June 20, 2024, officers were called to a report of disorder on board a plane due to depart for Portugal.

“Police assisted aircraft staff in removing 26 men from the plane.

“No criminality was established.”

A flight tracker shows the plane – due to leave the Scottish airport at 4.25pm - didn’t get in the air until 6.51pm. It landed in Faro at 9.44pm, the Daily Record reported.