The Daily Star Online can reveal almost 10,000 failed asylum seekers – many considered violent – have been removed from Britain using commercial flights this year alone.
The cash-strapped Government is turning to budget airlines – such as easyJet – and plonking migrants in cuffs next to British passengers, including children and the elderly.
Holidaymakers have described the captives screaming “Allahu Akbar”, threatening to stab people and shouting they were all going to die.
Newlywed Lucy O’Sullivan, 33, from Kent, was on an easyJet flight to Italy for her honeymoon with husband Terence in August, when a failed asylum seeker sparked fears of a terror attack by screaming “Allahu Akbar” and “death is coming”.
A whopping 9,341 failed asylum seekers were removed from the country using commercial flights between January and October this year.
In 2015, another 10,598 were deported in this way, according to Home Office figures.
The number of failed asylum seekers deported on private flights between January and October this year was a paltry 1,289 – showing how the Government is cutting costs by using commercial airlines.
The figure for last year was 1,877.
A Home Office spokesman told the Daily Star Online: “We aim to safely remove people in a way that both minimises the impact on the airlines and their passengers and is fair to the taxpayer.
“While it is regrettable that some people are, or become, disruptive on removal we do our utmost, working closely with airlines, through a risk assessment process to try and minimise any potential impact on the rest of the passengers.”
A spokesman for easyJet said: "The Government books flights for deportees and all airlines are expected to carry the passengers when they are booked.
"Airlines are provided with the details of the Government risk assessment and easyJet's specialist security team also carries out its own risk assessments when necessary and can refuse to carry individuals if we have specific concerns.”