Yorkshire to benefit from better worldwide connections

Yorkshire to benefit from better worldwide connections

Published at 7:00am 23rd November 2015. (Updated at 12:26pm 23rd November 2015)

British Airways has retimed evening flights between Leeds Bradford and Heathrow to improve connections with international services.

The last southbound departure of the day has been brought forward to 7.40pm, arriving in London at 8.45pm.

The earlier arrival time and easy transfers through Heathrow's Terminal 5 mean that passengers can now connect with evening flights to Abuja, Buenos Aires, Jeddah, Kuwait, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv.

In addition, customers travelling from Leeds Bradford also have the option of connecting with later flights to Dubai and Hong Kong.

The last northbound service now departs earlier from Heathrow at 5.50pm, providing improved connection times for passengers flying in from 14 long-haul destinations in North and South America, India and China.

Simon Lea, British Airways' airport manager at Leeds Bradford, said: "The improved timings of the last flights of the day have opened up much-needed connection opportunities for the people of Yorkshire, particularly to some of the business and leisure destinations that are so important to this region."

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford's Aviation Development Director, added: "Leeds Bradford welcomes the wider choice of connections that make flying from Yorkshire so convenient and less hassle.

"Business and leisure travellers can now fly with British Airways after a day's work and take advantage of excellent onward connections to Africa, Asia, Gulf, Middle East and South America."

British Airways currently operates three return flights a day between Leeds Bradford and Heathrow.