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Leeds Bradford Airport celebrates busiest ever summer

Leeds Bradford Airport celebrates busiest ever summer

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 5:25pm 23rd August 2017.

Leeds Bradford Airport has hit a 120,000 weekly passenger record as it celebrates its busiest summer ever.  


This is a first for the airport. 


This record was set during the week commencing August 7th - the peak of summer holiday season.




It doesn't stop there as last week saw 120,000 passengers travel through once again.


2 million passengers have now passed through since April this year.


This is higher than the numbers recorded for the same period last year.


It's said that August Bank Holiday getaway bookings are looking extremely healthy as people jet off before the end of the school holidays, meaning this week will continue to see a higher number of passengers compared to last year.
David Laws, Chief Executive at LBA, said: “It has been a fantastic summer season here at LBA and these passenger figures show how the airport is going from strength-to-strength. We now have the widest choice of flights available from LBA. It is that, coupled with the focus on further improving the passenger experience, that has sparked this growth. 


“There is a rising demand for air travel across the Yorkshire and Humber region and our ambition is to meet that by offering the very best choice of destinations for both business and leisure passengers.


"This will in turn boost the contribution we make to the regional economy. These milestones have only been achieved because of the team effort across the whole of LBA, so I would like to thank everyone for their contribution.”