Airport passenger figures flying high

Airport passenger figures flying high

Published at 9:49am 30th September 2016. (Updated at 12:03pm 30th September 2016)

Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever 12 months, with more than 3.5 million passengers passing through since September 2015.

Figures also show that passenger numbers for this year's summer season rose by more than 50,000 compared to the same period last year.

The airport will once again be one of the UK's fastest growing regional airports in 2017, with 17 leading airlines and tour operators offering a bigger choice of flights and holidays.

Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director, said: "We are very proud of this important achievement - marking another milestone in the airport's history. The wider choice and additional frequencies to destinations available from Leeds Bradford Airport over summer season 2016 has enabled us to welcome 3.5 million passengers and we're really pleased.

"Demand for air travel to and from the Leeds City Region and across Yorkshire is high and we continue to be committed to widening the choice of leisure and business routes in 2017. Meanwhile, our terminal team look forward to delivering the very best customer service to ensure everybody's journey is pleasant, as we continue to invest in our facilities over the winter period."

The forthcoming winter season will offer the widest programme of flights and holidays which have ever been available from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Six brand new routes will start operating to Berlin, Vilnius, Warsaw, Bratislava, Guernsey and Newquay with Jet2, Ryanair and Flybe.

This winter also sees the return of easyJet for its annual ski programme to Geneva, as well as special Jet2 departures to New York and a range of European Christmas markets.

Specialist tour operators will once again operate flights to see the Northern Lights and Lapland.

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