Jet2 flight destined for the UK lands in Portugal due to disruptive passenger

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A disruptive passenger on a Jet2 flight from Gran Canaria to the UK caused a plane to land in Portugal so that they could be “offloaded”.

The flight was due to land at Newcastle Airport, but had to land 1,100 miles away in Porto.

This, The Mirror reports, was due to an unruly passenger on board the flight at 9.30pm on Sunday, May 15.

The exact details of what the passenger was doing has not been released to the public yet, but the airline company cited its “zero-tolerance” to disruptive behaviour as a reason for early landing.

A spokesman for the company said:”We can confirm that flight LS542 from Gran Canaria to Newcastle diverted to Porto this morning so that a disruptive passenger could be offloaded.

“As a family-friendly airline, we take a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour.

“We will not hesitate to vigorously pursue any costs incurred as a result.”

Last month on a Jet2 flight a passenger was kicked off a plane after forcing an emergency landing was forced to say sorry for her "vile" behaviour.

Catherine Bush was filmed screaming in the faces of airline staff on a flight from Manchester to Turkey last month which was diverted to Vienna, Austria so she could be thrown off.

The holidaymaker was slapped with a £5,000 fine and a lifetime ban from Jet2 who she has since penned a heartfelt letter to, explaining she reacted badly to booze at the airport.

Catherine from Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, said: “I would firstly like to extend my deepest apologies to you, your airline and the passengers on the LS895 flight for my unruly, aggressive and vile behaviour.

"I am so ashamed of myself for conducting myself in that manner.

“There will never be an excuse to justify what happened and I wholeheartedly hold my hands up and take full responsibility for my actions.

"I know it is no excuse, but I do suffer with severe mental health issues, I have anxiety, depression and a personality disorder."

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