Published on : Thursday, July 12, 2018
Officials disclose that a total ban is not sensible and would be unfeasible to attain. However, cracking down on the amount passengers drink at various airports and on planes would be the right step in the appropriate direction.
The Balearic government has teamed up with the European Alcohol Policy Alliance to work together and bring changes and says it will press for official legislation, if required.
Delegate of the Balearic Islands in Europe, Antoni Vicens will call up Brussels today for an overseas summit between the main airlines, tour operators and airport directors, as per Spanish newspaper Diario de Majorca.
To quote the newspaper, “The problem is getting bigger and encompasses what could be called uncivil tourism.”
“The intention is to organise an event in Palma with various international players to see how we can act jointly against a practice that poses a serious risk to air security.”
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is an influential association with a presence all through Europe committed to the fight against alcoholism.
Antoni explained that the Balearic Executive is all prepared to limit, not forbid the consumption of alcoholic beverages in airports and planes totally.
He said “We have to be realistic. It is very complicated to approve a total ban.
“We ask to restrict the consumption before arrival at the destination airports, which is where we have the problem.
“We cannot allow drunk passengers to access planes to the Balearic Islands or to [carry on] getting drink on the flight.”
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