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Fewer Liverpool to New York flights

Flyglobespan is scaling back its flights between Liverpool's John Lennon Airport and New York due to a lack of demand and technical problems.

The Liverpool Echo reports that the service to JFK Airport - which currently operates once a day - will only run between three and five times a week in the future.

Since the route launched in May, it has been affected by technical problems which have caused major delays and angered passengers. According to the paper, one recently cancelled flight had just 26 passengers on board.

A spokesperson for the airline told the paper: "We are committed to the service, but at this moment, there is not enough demand to justify a direct, daily service.

"At this moment in time, it looks like within a month or so they are going to cut up to three flights a week. They are looking to go down to four or five times a week."

When the service was launched last month, Yoko Ono described it "as a great day for both Liverpudlians and New Yorkers".