Airlines confirm new links for Leeds Bradford Airport

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Both easyJet and British Airways have announced new links between Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) and Belfast.

The British Airways flights have begun operating from Belfast to LBA Monday to Friday and on Sundays. easyJet’s flights on this same route will take off from 9 July and will operate from LBA to Belfast four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Tom Stoddart, managing director of BA CityFlyer, said: “We’re delighted to announce these new services from Belfast, which will enhance our regional network and maintain vital connections between Northern Ireland and other key UK destinations.

“We’re sure these routes will be popular with customers getting away for a UK holiday this summer, as well as those visiting friends and relatives, and we’ll continue to listen to their feedback about where they want to travel.”

Vincent Hodder, CEO of Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “We are delighted this new British Airways route from LBA to Belfast City Airport has been confirmed.

“This has always been a popular route and is an important link between the Leeds City Region, the largest economy in the UK outside of London and Northern Ireland which has a broad appeal for both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to welcoming passengers to our airport.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so this new route from Leeds should prove popular and will further strengthen our UK domestic network providing customers with even more choice.

“We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK Government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.

“We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to.”

John Cunliffe, aviation and commercial director at LBA, added: “I am delighted to welcome easyJet’s investment in Leeds Bradford Airport.

“The announcement of the new route to Belfast International Airport further strengthens the connectivity between Northern Ireland and the Leeds City Region, the largest economy in the UK outside of London.

“The service will have strong appeal to both business and leisure travellers alike, with an array of touristic opportunities for a UK staycation available at both ends of the route and, of course, a welcome opportunity to safely reunite with friends and family.”