"She is a valued customer. But it is unthinkable for BA to talk about the safety of our staff and passengers being our priority, then let her off. "Her behaviour last week was absolutely shocking. She physically and verbally abused our staff and police. "Banning Naomi Campbell will send out a worldwide signal that such behaviour is totally unacceptable," the source added.
However, Campbell has already pleaded with the airline to overturn the ban. She has begged bosses to reconsider, claiming she has spent tens of thousands of pounds flying with BA over 30 years. "Naomi has been flying with BA for nearly 30 years and has been a good customer. She hopes this can be resolved amicably," Campbell's spokeswoman said.