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Big rise in passenger trouble in Norway

Pilots say that the alarming trend is due to alcohol availability and passengers feeling cramped.

The number of cases of passengers causing problems on board flights on Norway’s airlines has skyrocketed by almost ten times during the last ten years, new statistics say, with easy access to alcohol thought to be the main reason.

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority’s statistics, published in the newsletter of the independent trade union Parat and quoted in the national media, show that cases of passengers behaving badly increased from 14 in 2007 to 123 in 2017.

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