BOOZY passengers were kicked off an Edinburgh flight bound for Spain after they ran away from police officers and tried to hide in the aircraft’s toilet.
The three punters held up the flight bound for Alicante at 7.30am this morning after they reportedly brought their own booze on board.
Jet2 say the three became abusive to cabin crew – and tried to hide from cops who came aboard to remove them.
It is understood no arrests were made and the flight took off after the three were ejected.
The airline was forced to apologise for the delay.
A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Flight LS775 from Edinburgh to Alicante had to return to the stand this morning so that police could offload three customers who were drinking their own illicit alcohol, and who became abusive and aggressive when told by our crew that this was prohibited.
“Police attended the aircraft to support the removal of these disruptive passengers, two of whom attempted to hide from them in the toilets, thus causing further delay for everyone else on the flight.
“We apologise to all other customers for the inconvenience that this caused at the start of their well-deserved holidays, however as a family friendly airline we will not let the behaviour of a disruptive few spoil the flight for everyone else.”
Police Scotland refused to comment.