SAS and Norwegian cabin crew associations want cuts in alcohol sales at Norwegian airports

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Cabin crew associations in SAS and Norwegian want alcohol served at airports restricted and duty-free sales cut because increased drinking among travellers are putting flight safety at risk.

The associations are also asking for tax-free bags containing alcohol to be sealed at departure sales, according to the Parat Aviation member magazine.

They are also calling for a ban on duty-free sales of small miniature bottles of spirits, according to Flysmart24.

“We see passengers turning up for flights excessively drunk. This threatens the safety of everyone,” said René-Charles Gustavsen of the Norwegian Cabin Crew Association to Parat Aviation.

Gustavsen emphasized that the association does not want to stop the tax-free sales but want better control. He urged Avinor to curb the sale of alcohol at Norwegian airports. His sentiments are echoed by Martinus Røkkum of the SAS Norway Cabin Crew Association.

Both have noted that passengers who consume alcohol they brought on planes are a growing problem.

Avinor said that they are in dialogue with the various stakeholders at Norwegian airports.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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