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Ryanair flight diverted due to 'disruptive passenger'

The flight was travelling from Sofia to London Stansted Credit: PA

A 'disruptive passenger' has forced a Stansted-bound flight to be diverted to Austria.

The flight from Bulgaria stopped in the Austrian city of Linz and a 46-year-old Bulgarian national was handed over to police.

Austrian state broadcaster ORF say the disruption was 'alcohol-related'.

The aircraft landed normally and the passenger was removed and detained by police upon arrival, before the aircraft continued to London Stansted shortly after.

We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority.

– Ryanair spokesman


Ryanair raise profit forecast

Rise in profits for Ryanair Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ryanair, based at Stansted, has raised its profit forecast after a better-than-expected summer.

They recorded half year profits of 478 million pounds thanks to passenger numbers rising by seven per cent to 48 million in the six months to September, a rise in fares and lower fuel costs.