Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Jet2 pulls Belfast to Leeds flights

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Airline Jet2.com is pulling its Belfast International to Leeds Bradford route a month after a disagreement over the runway.

The airline, which flies to Blackpool and 15 European destinations from the airport, said stopping the service had been a “difficult decision” and blamed a lack of demand.

Jet2.com stopped flying out of Belfast International Airport for two days last month after citing safety concerns over a runway resurfacing project.

A spokeswoman yesterday said: “We have taken the difficult decision to stop operating our domestic Belfast to Leeds Bradford service. Bookings have stopped and the last flights will operate on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

“Passengers who have flights booked for July 1 onwards are being notified to allow for alternative travel arrangements to be made. Affected passengers will be given a full refund and a 10% discount off their next flight booking with us. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

There is an option of flying from George Best Belfast City Airport with Flybe to Leeds.

Nick Gall from Yorkshire, who lives in Portadown, said he was “miffed” by Jet2.com’s decision.

He said: “I try and get back to West Yorkshire as much as I can. This will put me at a disadvantage as the International Airport is the one that suits me best. This has come as a bit of a shock.”

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