Those trips to Ibiza where the party starts before you’ve even left the airport could be in danger.
Airport bars currently have 24-hour alcohol licenses, which allow passengers to pass their pre-boarding time in the boozer. The new regulations would mean bars are only allowed to serve alcohol during regulated drinking hours.
The proposed regulations are in response to a rise in dangerous incidents taking place at airports and during flights. According to a BBC investigation there has been a 50 per cent increase of intoxicated passenger arrests at airports.
The Home Office has said that passengers who are arrested due to drunken disorderly behaviour could face penalty fines or even a two-year prison sentence.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, said: "All the evidence does show that this is a problem that is only getting worse.
"The number of incidents of poor behaviour on board flights is increasing year on year and we need to work together to get a handle on it as soon as possible."