A Glasgow man has been slapped with a lifetime ban from flying with a popular airline due to alleged ‘disgraceful and aggressive’ behaviour on board an aircraft this week.

The 29-year-old is said to have been travelling from Glasgow to Dalaman on Tuesday, May 2 before his ‘appalling’ actions forced the crew to divert their journey to Sofia Airport in Bulgaria.

It is claimed that the man, from Govan, consumed alcohol on board the flight, despite the fact that this was prohibited, and became ‘verbally and physically aggressive’.

He was then allegedly restrained by staff while the plane made its way to Bulgaria where they were met by police who escorted him off the aircraft.

The flight then made its way to its intended destination and arrived in Dalaman two hours later than scheduled.

Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com, has today released a scathing statement following the incident and vowed to ‘pursue the man for the recovery of all costs incurred by this diversion’.

He said: “[The passenger] behaved in a disgraceful fashion, causing unnecessary distress to others onboard.

“As a family-friendly airline, we take a zero-tolerance approach to this behaviour, and we would like to apologise to other customers and our colleagues for any upset caused.

“Our highly-trained crew, along with a number of other customers, acted to restrain [the man] and we would like to sincerely thank them for their actions, however, this simply should not be happening.

“He has been banned from flying with jet2.com for life and we will vigorously pursue him for all the costs that we incurred as a result of this diversion.”

“There are serious consequences to disruptive passenger behaviour and we will not hesitate to take action to stamp it out.”