In 2017 UK carrier Ryanair called for a ban on alcohol being sold at airports prior to 10am and also limit purchased drinks to two per person before a flight. 

“It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences,” Ryanair's marketing director Kenny Jacob said.

“This is a particular problem during flight delays when airports apply no limit to the sale of alcohol in airside bars and restaurants.”

According to BBC Panorama, 387 people were arrested at British airports in 2017, the routes with the most disruptive passengers were Alicante, Ibiza and Palma, a cabin crew said. 

“I know other colleagues who have been punched, kicked, one of them was head-butted by a passenger,” the Telegraph reported.

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