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17 June 2015 14:53
Belfast International has issued a behaviour warning
Passengers at a major airport are being warned they will not be allowed to fly if they misbehave.
Belfast International Airport has recently seen a number of drink-fuelled incidents where groups and individuals were turned back at departure gates or offloaded after boarding, because they had over-stepped the mark.
Ahead of the busy summer season, it is reminding all travellers of their responsibilities to others.
Stag and hen parties regularly congregate in the departures lounge at Belfast International, as they get ready to jet off to destinations across the UK and Europe.
While it is only the minority, this has led to boisterous behaviour, often alcohol related, that has caused problems for staff and passengers alike - and bosses have decided to put their foot down.
After all, flights can be delayed or even cancelled as a result of drunken antics. This can cause severe disruption to people's holidays, from missed connections to lost days, so travel insurance is integral.
Passengers are being urged to respect fellow travellers by not engaging in unruly or boisterous behaviour prior to or after boarding.
Failure to do so could see them not allowed on or ejected from the aircraft.
Airport operations and security manager Rod Haskins is calling on groups and individuals to remain within the bounds of good behaviour.
He says the warning is not about trying to stop customers from having a good time, but rather wanting all passengers to have a decent experience when they travel through the airport.
Passenger numbers are expected to soar over the coming months, with people looking to soak up the sun and get away from the daily grind.
More stag and hen parties are also anticipated.
Mr Haskins added that it is unacceptable if behaviour falls short of what is required.
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