Jet2.com wins high court ruling against Blackpool Airport

Jet2.com wins high court ruling against Blackpool Airport

Low-cost airline Jet2.com has won a high court ruling against Blackpool Airport over a breach of contract. The ruling indicates to an occurrence in October, when Blackpool Airport had refused to let two late-night Jet2.com flights land. They were eventually diverted to Manchester and the airport also said it would impose restrictions on flights outside of its 7am-9pm opening hours. Jet.com, which had been flying from the airport for more than five years previously, said this ‘sudden and unilateral decision’ was a ‘serious breach of contract’. “It cannot be intended that BAL should be able to pick and choose what to do in light of what suits it or Balfour Beatty financially,” said His Hounour Judge Mackie QC at the hearing. He ruled that the airport must promote the airline’s low-cost services, as honoured in the initial contract. “Low cost is of defining importance,” he added. Now the ruling has paved the way for the carrier to put eight of its summer 2012 routes on sale, including Jersey, Belfast and Tenerife.

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