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Rowdy passenger campaign takes off

Rowdy passenger campaign takes off

Published at 6:03am 28th November 2015. (Updated at 12:40pm 28th November 2015)

Yorkshire airline Jet2.com says its campaign to tackle disruptive behaviour on flights is gathering pace and gaining support in Parliament.

There have been cross-party meetings with MPs and Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill has now called for a more cohesive approach across the travel industry.

In a speech to the Airport Operators Association, he said that airlines need to look at their approach to serving alcohol on flights and also said the Government must make sure that enforcement is effective.

Some MPs have raised the issue by tabling Parliamentary Questions, including a call for the mandatory use of tamper-proof, duty-free plastic bags in airports.

Manchester and Glasgow are among the airports already trialling this approach.

Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com, said: "We are making significant progress with our Onboard Together campaign.

"Our aim is two-fold; to highlight the very real problem caused to airlines and customers by disruptive passenger behaviour and to ensure that the industry works as a whole to deliver a safe and pleasurable experience for those many millions of leisure passengers that fly to their holiday destinations each year."

The airline has already pledged to take a harsh line against any disruptive and inappropriate behaviour.

Earlier this year, it banned a passenger who caused trouble on a flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante.