Delsie Gayle has rejected the apology offered by the man who verbally abused her on board aircraft.
The 77-year-old woman was subjected to a racist rant by David Mesher.
The British man apologized publicly for the first time, saying he lost his temper "a bit".
Mesher was filmed shouting racist abuse at Gayle on a Ryanair plane in Spain.
In the highly publicized incident which made headlines around the world, Mesher called the woman an "ugly black bastard” and threatening to push her as passengers boarded a flight from Barcelona to Stansted.
He also shouted, "Don't talk to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow."
Mesher apologized to Gayle saying “I apologize for all the distress you’ve had there and since.
“I’m not a racist person by any means, and it’s just a fit of temper at the time, I think," he claimed.
This racist white man refused to sit next to an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight.
He called her an "ugly black bastard" & threatened to push her to another seat if she didn't move to another seat.
Ryanair - DOES NOTHING!!!
UK twitter identify HIM!!!
RETWEET THIS! pic.twitter.com/70XNsvTZBg— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) October 20, 2018
Speaking on ITV , Gayle said “You must forget and forgive, but it’s going to take a long time for me to get over what he has done to me.”
“I was so depressed,” the recently widowed woman added. “I was just shaking, and all I’ve been doing is just crying, been crying, crying, crying.”
Essex Police in the UK have stated, "We have worked to identify both parties involved in this incident and passed the information to the Spanish authorities who are leading on this investigation.”
"Our officers will continue to provide assistance where necessary throughout the course of this case."