Ryanair passengers brawl on shuttle bus after 'drunken fight' on plane escalates

A British couple have been filmed fighting each other on a shuttle bus at Alicante airport.

The pair had landed in Spain on a Ryanair flight from Birmingham just moments before and allegedly got into a ‘drunken fight’ on the plane.

Witnesses said the situation then ‘exploded’, with the duo, alleged to be a new couple, both caught on camera swinging punches at one another.

At first, the man can be seen lying on the floor of the bus as his girlfriend grabs his head and repeatedly strikes him with her fists.

Passengers around them shout at them to stop, with a blonde woman even attempting to intervene.

Moments later, the man is filmed repeatedly punching the woman in the face as they stand by the doors.

One passenger who witnessed the fight told The Sun that the couple were in a ‘very fresh relationship’ and described their scrap as ‘shocking and mortifying’.

She said she had thought to herself as it began: ‘Oh here we go, typical Brits abroad’.

The passenger continued: ‘We think that they had gotten drunk on the flight over to Alicante, and then things had just exploded on the shuttle bus.

‘I think they were having a domestic that got so heated it became violent, and that one of them just touched a nerve – I think she lashed out first.

‘We have no idea what they’d argued about, but when it kicked off things escalated so quickly we couldn’t imagine what had been said.’

The passenger said that the man ran off as soon as the shuttle bus doors opened at the airport.

It is thought the police were called to the scene, however it is not clear if any action was taken.

Some passengers reported later seeing the man sat on his own at the arrivals terminal.

A Ryanair spokesman said: ‘The crew of this flight from Birmingham to Alicante (26 Oct) requested police assistance upon arrival after several passengers became disruptive.

‘This is now a matter for local police.’

There were at least 273 people arrested for being drunk at British airports or on a plane in 2017 and 2018.

The launch of a ban on drinking duty-free booze in March this year means passengers now have to carry duty free alcohol in sealed bags.

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