Eighteen women were escorted off a flight at East Midlands Airport for wearing offensive t-shirts this morning.
Warnings were handed to the passengers of a Jet2 flight to Palma, Majorca, at 9.27am but the women failed to change their t-shirts and were asked to step off the aircraft.
Police were called to the incident at East Midlands Airport, but no arrests were made.
A Jet2.com spokesman said “At check-in for our East Midlands to Majorca flight this morning, a group of passengers were reminded of our Onboard Together policy and told that they would not be permitted to fly with us whilst wearing t-shirts which displayed offensive language.
“Once in the cabin, and in the presence of families and young children, several members of the group decided to ignore these repeated warnings, at which point our crew took the decision to remove them from the flight.
“The flight has departed, and we apologise to all other customers for the delay and inconvenience that this caused at the start of their holiday.
“However, as a family friendly airline that carries millions of holidaymakers, including families with young children, we will not allow people on board if they are using or displaying offensive language, or if they fail to comply with the instructions of our crew.”
Jet2 has not revealed the type of language that appeared on the offensive t-shirts. The Post was contacted about the incident by someone close to the airport who said the passengers were women, but Jet2 would not confirm this.