A SCOTTISH passenger who became abusive towards cabin crew on a flight from Glasgow to Ibiza has been billed for £2,716 for costs associated with the incident.

Jamie Ferguson, 21, was arrested by Spanish police on the 13 July Jet2.com flight, resulting in a two-hour delay to the return flight.

Jet2.com also had to pay extra ground handling, airport and security charges.

It was reported that Mr Ferguson, who has also been banned from flying with the airline for life, left his seat and ran aggressively towards a female member of cabin crew who was seated and strapped in as the plane touched down.

The airline said Mr Ferguson leant towards the crew member and shouted in her face that he needed to use the toilet, while using foul and abusive language.

The incident ended when fellow crew members managed to calm down Mr Ferguson, who by this time was being restrained by his friends, and he was then arrested at the scene.

Other passengers including children are said to have overheard the exchange.

Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com, said: "Mr Ferguson's behaviour was completely unacceptable. He showed no respect towards our cabin crew or fellow passengers.

"His anti-social actions not only meant a delay for the 179 passengers returning to Glasgow, an additional 337 of our customers suffered delays to their holiday flights that day because of him.

"As part of our Onboard Together programme we are committed to taking the necessary action to stamp out disruptive passenger behaviour on our flights and that includes billing troublemakers like Mr Ferguson for delay costs."

The airline has also issued Mr Ferguson with a lifetime ban and is pursuing legal action against him in the Spanish courts.