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Jet2.com to ban sale of alcohol on all flights before 8am

Jet2.com is to ban the sale of alcohol on all flights before 8am in a bid to tackle abusive and disruptive behaviour

AIRLINE Jet2.com is to ban the sale of alcohol on all flights before 8am in a bid to tackle abusive and disruptive behaviour.

It is the first airline in Europe to make the ground-breaking move, which will be introduced from Monday.

The airline, which flies from Belfast International Airport to 17 destinations, is calling for other airports and retailers to follow its lead.

The company said it 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 said: "We believe that stopping sales of alcohol before 8am 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."

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