AURIGNY will try to recover its costs from a London man who urinated in the cabin of one of its aircraft on a flight to Gatwick on Monday evening.
He was given a fixed penalty fine by Sussex Police, but Aurigny CEO Mark Darby, who said he was in total shock at the incident, said the airline could take it further.
‘We incurred large extension fees from the airport and also have to pay overtime for quite a number of staff,’ he said.
‘It cost us a lot of money and we will be considering our options to see if we may pursue him to recover our money.’
The man, who was apprehended by Sussex Police upon the aircraft’s arrival at Gatwick, has not been named, but has been banned for life from travelling with Aurigny.
Sussex Police said it removed the man from the aircraft after he had urinated in the cabin on the flight’s approach.
‘Police were asked to meet the Aurigny flight from Guernsey when it was a few minutes from landing at around 7pm on Monday,’ it said.
‘Other passengers were held on the plane while officers boarded and removed the 32-year-old man from Camden, London.
‘He was later given a fixed penalty for a public order-related offence and released.’