The United Kingdom has expressed its intention to review licensing laws that currently allow airport passengers to drink around the clock, following a spike in incidents of drunkenness.
This comes immediately after a British woman who tried to open plane door mid-flight was sentenced to two years in jail on Wednesday.
Chloe Haines, 26, was on a flight from London Stansted Airport to Dalaman in Turkey in June, 2019 when crew members and fellow passengers had to stop her from opening the door.
Prosecutor Michael Crimp told the court how Haines “lunged” to open the door of the plane with 206 passengers on board as she was quoted as saying “I want to die” and I’m going to kill you all.”
Haines had earlier pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of an aircraft and assaulting Jet2 crew member, Charley Coombe.
Her lawyer, Oliver Saxby QC, however said “she wasn’t just drunk, she was unwell,” adding that Haines has been diagnosed with mental health problems.