Yorkshire Day holidaymakers "Tyke" off in style with top flight send-off

God's Own County sounds set the tone for Yorkshire Day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 1:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 1:48 pm
I predict a flight ... holidaymakers enjoyed Kaiser Chiefs tunes among Tyke medley

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays marked yesterday's annual White Rose celebration in some style as local group So Choir! sang Yorkshire classics for departing customers.

Families enjoyed a timely lift thanks to the impromptu Tyke-inspired flash mob performance, coordinated by the county's leading airline and tour operator.

LBA holidaymakers were surprised at check-in with rousing regional sing-song, complete with themed props and flags, to add to spirit of our special day.

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I predict a flight ... holidaymakers enjoyed Kaiser Chiefs tunes among Tyke medley

Sporting tweed flat caps, choristers sang Yorkshire anthem Ilkley Moor Baht ‘at as well as classics by local lads made good, chart-topping Kaiser Chiefs.

To put families further in seasonal spirit, they also belted out such summer holiday hits as Take the Weather with You and ‘Staying Out for the Summer.

Jet2.com MD Phil Ward said: “As Yorkshire’s leading airline and tour operator, we wanted to celebrate our Yorkshire heritage in style, while wishing customers a lovely holiday and putting everybody in the holiday spirit.

"We certainly managed to do that. Customers departing took off on their well-deserved holidays with a real spring in their step.”

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So Choir! Leeds leader Nic Slack added: “We had an awesome time surprising Jet2.com and and Jet2holidays customers departing from Leeds Bradford Airport.

"The crowd were amazing, clapping and cheering us on. We hope we’ve provided Jet2.com and Jet2holidays customers with a Yorkshire Day to remember!”