The woman, 24, and man, 38, were arrested when Air Canada flight 610 from Toronto landed in Halifax, N.S., Friday evening.
Sgt. Alain LeBlanc of the RCMP said officers received a call that the pair were "involved in a sexual act" on the flight. Police spoke to the pair in the Halifax terminal after flight crews pointed them out.
"As the investigation began, the woman became very agitated and disruptive and was eventually placed under arrest for causing a disturbance," LeBlanc said.
"During the escort to the RCMP office, the woman continued to be verbally abusive, physically resisting, and then assaulted police by kicking."
More charges pending
The woman was held overnight and released Saturday. The man was released at the airport.
The woman, from Porters Lake Road in the Halifax area, faces several charges:- Assaulting a police officer
- Causing a disturbance
She'll answer the charges on Feb. 25 in Dartmouth Provincial Court.
LeBlanc said RCMP expect to lay additional charges against the pair, but he did not say what charges the man might be facing. Police did not say where the man was from.