Ibiza Wants to Ban Alcohol on Flights


Ibiza beach

A trip to Ibiza is the dream for electronic music fans and anyone who loves a good party, but the island’s popularity is becoming a problem. Authorities have asked the European Union to consider banning alcohol on all flights and airports in the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza nightclubs are stacked with some of the biggest names and visitors all coming for the party of a lifetime. Passengers on flights to Ibiza can tend to be disorderly as they try to start their vacation early and consume extensive amounts of alcohol even before arriving at their destination. Rowdy and drunken behavior is such a common occurrence that airlines have the right to ban alcohol at their own discretion.

Flying with intoxicated passengers is not pleasant as they can be loud and fights might break out. Hoping to make flights safer for passengers, authorities requested the alcohol ban.

“The aim of the measure is to improve passenger security and also that of security forces in planes and airports in our islands, who are often faced with drunk passengers,” said Pilar Carbonell, who is in charge of tourism for the local government of the Balearic Islands.

If the ban is put in place, alcohol consumption will no longer be allowed on flights and terminals in Ibiza and other party destinations. While a minor inconvenience for some, should the ban go through it certainly will not limit Ibiza’s mass popularity.