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Published on : Thursday, August 4, 2016
Leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, further bolsters its commitment to tackle disruptive and abusive behaviour by banning the sale of alcohol on-board before 08:00BST on all its morning flights. The ground-breaking move will be introduced from this Monday, 8 August 2016 across all its bases.
Jet2.com, the top rated UK airline on TripAdvisor, is calling for airports and retailers to follow its lead to trade responsibly and similarly ban alcohol sales before 08:00BST. The airline also encourages industry partners to support the call for fully sealed bags for alcohol purchased in airports to prohibit the illegal consumption of personal alcohol before and during flights.
Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com says: “We have decided to follow up very quickly on my comments made last week, by taking positive action to allow the millions of customers and families who fly with us to travel with confidence and have a great experience with Jet2.com.
“We believe that stopping sales of alcohol before 08:00BST on our morning flights is an effective way to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and comfortable journey. We understand that we’re the first of the European airlines to take this bold step and call upon industry partners in airports to also trade responsibly.”
The announcement further supports the airlines’ Onboard Together campaign which aims to reduce incidences of disruptive behaviour on its flights. The initiative has seen more than 500 passengers refused travel with over 50 of these given lifetime bans since it was launched in 2015.
Following the release of comments by The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the airline has also written to the Minister for Transport and will continue to actively consult with government bodies and MPs to further engage with them about this issue.