Northern Ireland

Jet2 to end daily Leeds Bradford flights to Belfast

A Jet2 plane
Image caption The airline said there was no longer a demand for the Leeds Bradford to Belfast route

Flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Belfast operated by Jet2 are to be discontinued at the end of June.

The company currently runs daily flights to and from Northern Ireland but said there was "no longer a demand" for the service.

It said bookings for the route, on which the firm used Boeing 737-300 aircraft, would stop on 30 June.

Passengers intending to travel on the route beyond that date should make alternative arrangements, Jet2 said.

'Difficult decision'

In a statement, Jet2 said: "There is no longer the demand for the service which is why we've taken the difficult decision to stop the route."

Passengers who have flights booked for 1 July 2013 onwards are being notified to allow alternative travel arrangements to be made.

The airline apologised for any inconvenience caused, but said affected passengers would be given a full refund and also a 10% discount off their next flight with Jet2.

The company said the decision did not affect any of the other 48 routes it operated from the West Yorkshire airport.

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