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Jet2 flight diverted due to passenger's 'unacceptable behaviour'

The Yorkshire based airline Jet2 has diverted a flight to Alicante from Leeds Bradford after a passenger's "unacceptable behaviour"

The passenger was taken off the flight after it was diverted to Toulouse Credit: Jet2

The flight landed in Toulouse where the passenger was handed over to the police.

Credit: Press Association is a holiday airline. We will not allow our customers’ holidays to be upset by an individuals’ obnoxious behaviour. Passenger welfare is and always will be our number one priority which is why we have brought in these measures to take action against anyone who causes offence and disruption to our passengers and crew. We will not hesitate to prosecute individuals where necessary.

– Phil Ward, Managing Director of



Pupils run their own airline companies

Students from schools across West Yorkshire gathered to pick up industry skills from British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport at an ‘airline master class’. Staff from the airline and the airport volunteered their time to share knowledge and wisdom with the participants.

Pupils from Horsforth School with Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s aviation development & marketing director

This year’s master class was hosted at Horsforth School, ex-pupil Sally Beardsworth of British Airways and Beverley Walker of Leeds Bradford Airport returned as industry volunteers to give advice to the students.

15 schools from around West Yorkshire each put forward a team of ten students to take part in the project and develop their business skills first hand. Each ‘company’ was given a virtual budget of £200 million to set up and run their own airline.

Normal service resumes at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport have confirmed that the airport is back to normal after today's stormy conditions wreaked travel chaos.

An improvement in the weather means that the flights are arriving and departing the airport as normal, but bosses are saying that due to the backlog created today, some services may still be delayed.

As ever, customers are advised to check our website to check departure and arrival times.”

Major disruption at Leeds Bradford Airport

A number of flights in and out of Leeds Bradford have been delayed this morning, with some being cancelled all together because of severe winds.

We recommend you contact your airline or tour operator and check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport. You can also check the latest flight information by clicking onto our arrivals and departures page.

– Leeds Bradford Airport

Heroin seized at Leeds Bradford Airport

An air steward has been charged following the seizure of approximately two and a half kilos of heroin at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Border Force officers found the drugs inside baggage that had arrived on a flight from Islamabad in Pakistan.

Syed Shahrukh Shah, 31, from Pakistan, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with the importation of a Class A drug. He did not enter a plea and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance at Leeds Crown Court on 5 December.

Following the seizure by Border Force, the investigation and prosecution are being carried out by the National Crime Agency.

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