Leeds Bradford Airport breaks three million passenger barrier

LEEDS Bradford Airport (LBA) has recorded a major milestone with the announcement that it has broken its three million rolling year passenger figure, according to latest figures from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Passenger traffic was up by an impressive 19.6% in May and 12.9% in June compared to the same months last year, boosted by the successful delivery of its aviation development strategy to increase airline and route choice.

Yorkshire’s gateway airport is now one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK.

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s marketing director, said: “LBA’s significant increase in passenger traffic and extended route and airline choice for 2013 is particularly pleasing in such a competitive marketplace. We work closely with all our airline partners to introduce new routes and add frequency on existing services, and our efforts are now reflected in the airport’s increase in passenger numbers.

“LBA is proud to have secured commitment from several major airlines to invest in the region and create new employment opportunities. The three million passenger figure demonstrates the strength of our catchment area and the success of our strategy to deliver growth for the Leeds City Region and Yorkshire.”