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Man charged with being drunk on aircraft

A 29-year-old man has been charged with being drunk on an aircraft, after a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool was diverted to Bristol Airport.

An EasyJet flight was diverted at around 11.30pm on Thursday (21 September).

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Daniel Fletcher from Crewe, has been released on bail to appear at Magistrates' Court next month.

Three others arrested - two men aged 21 and 29 and a 26-year-old woman - have been released with no further action taken.

Four people arrested after flight diverted to Bristol Airport

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Police say four people have been arrested after a flight was diverted to Bristol Airport.

At around 11.30pm yesterday a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool was diverted to Bristol Airport due to an incident involving passengers.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say two 29-year-old men, a 26-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were arrested for offences linked to being drunk on board an aircraft.

Police are appealing for anyone on board who may have filmed the incident on their mobile phones to get in touch.

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Ryanair provides update as airline works to resolve cancellations

A total of 2,100 flights have been cancelled over the next 6 weeks. Credit: ITV West Country

Ryanair has provided an update on its progress as the airline works through the cancellation of 2,100 flights over the next 6 weeks.

The airline says all 315,000 affected customers received email notices on Monday advising them of their flight changes and offering alternative flights, refunds and advice about claiming money back.

Ryanair says it expects to have provided more than 63,000 refunds and accommodated 175,000 customers on other Ryanair flights by the end of the day.

The airline says it expects to process more than 300,000 alternative routings or refunds for customers (over 95% of affected customers) by the end of the week.

Ryanair has apologised for the cancellations.

We apologise sincerely to each and every one of the 315,000 customers whose original flights were cancelled over a 6 week period in September and October, while we work to resolve this short term rostering failure. We have taken on extra customer service teams to speed up the rate at which we accommodate and action alternative flight requests or refund applications.

– Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair

Thomson releases update for tourists flying from Bristol to Florida

Passengers are urged to check for flight updates in advance. Credit: ITV West Country

Thomson has released a passenger update as Hurricane Irma affects flights across the Atlantic.

One of the affected flights is from Bristol Airport to Orlando, Florida.

Orlando's Sanford International Airport was closed on Saturday because of Hurricane Irma and Thomson says flights continue to be disrupted.

"Flight TOM374 from Bristol to Sanford, which was due to depart on Sunday 10th September, is delayed by 48 hours and is planned to operate on Tuesday 12th September departing 0900 local time."

"Customers who are due to travel on Tuesday 12th September or Wednesday 13th September to Sanford have the opportunity to amend free of charge. An additional £25 per person rebook incentive will also apply on any Florida holiday."

Thomson says other terms and conditions may apply.

Affected customers can get more information on Thomson's website or by calling customer services on 0800 009 3836 or 0203 636 1997.

Flight heading for Bristol forced to turn around

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A Thomson Airways flight to Bristol from Orlando in Florida had to turn back over the Atlantic after two crew members fell ill.

The plane was due to land in Bristol earlier today but had to return an hour after leaving America's east coast.

The airline said it was a medical emergency and that the safety of customers and crew was of primary importance.

Passengers were taken to local hotels and are due to arrive back at Bristol airport early tomorrow morning.

Thomson Airways would like to apologise for any inconvenience to our customers on board flight TOM375 travelling from Orlando to Bristol which was diverted back to Orlando International Airport due to a medical emergency.

We have provided all passengers with food and accommodation whilst we wait to board them onto their new flight which is due to depart at 21.25 GMT.

The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance to us and we would like to reassure everyone that events such as these are rare.

– Statement from Thomson Airways

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