Two men from Birmingham have been banned from flying with an airline for life after they were abusive to staff.

The incident occurred on Sunday on flybe's BE 827 flight from Glasgow to Birmingham when three male passengers were unruly.

A spokeswoman for flybe said: "They were using loud and abusive language which was disruptive to other passengers. When staff asked them to be quiet, they made threats and gestures.

"No physical contact was made but staff were concerned for the safety of other passengers and the police were called."

Two of the three passengers have been interviewed by the police and charged under the Public Order Act with behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. They were each issued with a £80 fixed fine.

Flybe has banned both passengers from the airline for life.

The spokeswoman said: "Flybe operates a zero tolerance policy across all routes as it endeavours to stamp out unruly passenger behaviour."