Ibiza tourism head seeks alcohol ban on flights to island
Those traveling to Ibiza may just have to settle for soda in the near future.
As the Balearic island, a nightlife hub and dance music mecca, continues to attract tourists, authorities have moved forward in their design to block the sale of alcohol to those venturing to the Mediterranean hotspot.
“We ask the central government and the European commission to ban the consumption of alcoholic drinks on flights and in airports. 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, head of tourism for the Ibiza’s local government.
Alcohol bans on flights to Ibiza are already in existence, exercised at the discretion of the hosting airline. Carbonell’s anti-alcohol stance differs, however, in its expanse; Carbonell seeks to not only restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol on all flights to Ibiza, but to simultaneously cut off the sale and consumption of alcohol to travelers in airport terminals. If approved by the European Union the flights that have frequently served as “pregames” for passengers will alternatively become far calmer — the partying limited to the island.
Via: DJ Mag