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Heathrow Airport: Where Drunk Passengers Fly (Apparently)

Heathrow Airport: Where Drunk Passengers Fly (Apparently)
Jackie Reddy

Following statistics released from the Press Association, Liverpool John Lennon Airport has seen over 40 travelers arrested for suspected drunkenness between 2017 and 2019. London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have come first and second, while Glasgow Airport has the dubious honor of coming third.

It has been revealed that Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) has seen over 40 passengers arrested for suspected intoxication between the period of April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019, The Liverpool Echo reports. These figures, which have been obtained from the Press Association, put the facility fourth in the United Kingdom in terms of the number of travelers who have been detained for suspected drunkenness.

London’s Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) airports have been ranked as first and second, with Glasgow Airport (GLA) coming in third. During this two year period, it has emerged that over 400 travelers have been arrested for drunken offenses.

Commenting on these figures, a spokesperson for the airport told the outlet, “We take this issue very seriously and works closely with our airline partners, the operators of the various bars and restaurants in the terminal and the police in order that such passenger behavior is dealt with appropriately and to ensure that the vast majority of well behaved passengers enjoy their airport experience.”

“The airport also participates in the ‘One too many’ national campaign advising passengers of the consequences of consuming excessive alcohol prior to their departure,” they added.

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