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A Jet2 plane (Andrew Thomas)

Budget airline Jet2.com is suing a passenger who became abusive on a flight from Glasgow to the Spanish island of Ibiza.

Jet2.com said "disruptive" Jamie Ferguson, 21, from Scotland, had also been banned for life after he directed "foul and abusive language" towards cabin crew on the 13 July flight.

The airline said Ferguson, who appeared to be drunk, left his seat as the plane was preparing to land and ran aggressively towards a female member of cabin crew who was seated and strapped in.

After shouting at the woman that he needed to use the toilet, and using foul language in a threatening manner, he was restrained by his friends.

Ferguson was arrested after the plane arrived in Ibiza, and the airline said it would be "pursuing legal action against the troublemaker in the Spanish courts."

The managing director of Jet2.com, Phil Ward, said: "We are a leisure airline and it's our business to ensure that the families who fly with us have a fantastic start to their holiday.

"No one should have to put up with behaviour like this, and as such Mr Ferguson is no longer welcome on our flights and is banned for life.

"We will not be flying him home, so he will have to make his own way, at his own expense."

Ward also called for the airline industry to help "eradicate the growing problem of disruptive passenger behaviour" by implementing a shared national database of passengers who have been banned for disruptive behaviour.

"In this particular incident, we supported our crew members to return to Spain to begin legal proceedings and we will be continuing to discuss the best way to progress this action with the Spanish authorities," he added.