Record year at Leeds Bradford as passenger numbers reach 3.5m

LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT is flying high on its busiest 12 months ever.

A record 3.5m passengers travelled through the terminal since September 2015, with a strong summer season seeing 50,000 more passengers than the previous year.

The airport provides links to 75 direct destinations across 23 countries and four hub services to Heathrow, Amsterdam, Dublin and Barcelona.

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 the summer season has enabled us to welcome 3.5m 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.”

Six new winter destinations will commence this year operating to Berlin, Vilnius, Warsaw, Bratislava, Guernsey and Newquay with Jet2, Ryanair and Flybe.