Police called after EasyJet passenger refused to wear mask

The passenger on the Luton to Glasgow service became disruptive after refusing to comply with guidelines.

Police were called to deal with a disruptive airline passenger who refused to wear a face mask.

The incident occured on Sunday evening at Glasgow International Airport onboard an EasyJet flight which had arrived from Luton.

The passenger had refused to wear a face covering despite guidelines stating masks must be worn onboard due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The passenger then became disruptive, which led staff to contact police. 

An EasyJet spokesperson said: “EasyJet can confirm that police attended flight EZY77 from London Luton to Glasgow on Sunday August 30 due to a passenger behaving disruptively onboard and refusing to wear their face mask. 

“In line with new guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face mask for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate 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 on board. 

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

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