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Airline gives warning after passengers disrupt flight from Liverpool

Airline bosses have warned travellers about their behaviour after 'rowdy' passengers allegedly forced a plane to turn back to Liverpool airport.

Police escorted several disruptive passengers off the easyJet flight from John Lennon Airport to Amsterdam on Friday night.

Other passengers were then forced to stay at a hotel after the flight was aborted.

EasyJet said it will not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour.

"EasyJet can confirm that the flight EZY7009 going from Liverpool to Amsterdam on 3 June diverted back to Liverpool due to a passenger behaving in a very disruptive manner onboard.

"The passenger disembarked with her travel companion and was met by the police.

"Once the flight was preparing for departure a group of passengers started to behave disruptively and was consequently met by the police which resulted in an overnight delay.

"We have a duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all onboard and whilst such incidents are rare we do not tolerate any abusive or threatening behaviour and will always push for prosecution.

"We would like to thank our customers for their patience."

– easyJet spokesman


Liverpool Airport celebrates 80th birthday

Liverpool Airport's 80th birthday cake Credit: Keri Eldridge ITV Granada

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday.

Originally known as Speke Airport, then RAF Speke, Liverpool Airport added the name of the city's most famous son in 2002.

Jim Keight, who was present when the airport opened, cut the birthday cake today.

Jim Keight cuts the cake Credit: Keri Eldridge ITV Granada