12 DECEMBER 2016
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A celebration to mark four years of operations at Leeds Bradford Airport was held by British Airways on Friday with the news that more than half a million customers have flown to London and beyond from the heart of Yorkshire.
The three-a-day direct service to Heathrow was launched on 9 December 2012, opening up the world to Yorkshire with connections to BA’s global network from its flagship Terminal 5 home. In four years, more than 500,000 leisure and business customers have flown with BA from Leeds Bradford worldwide.
Most popular onward destination for Yorkshire travellers is the US, while other top destinations include Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
BA’s airport manager at Leeds Bradford, Simon Lea, said: “We remain fully committed to the airport and we have reached this milestone figure in four years due to the loyalty of our customers in Yorkshire benefiting from a direct air link to the capital, excellent onward connections and great fares.”
Leeds Bradford aviation development director Tony Hallwood added: “We are proud to have BA as an airline partner. The service is up to three times daily and also enables businesses to attract inward investment through the great connectivity offered.”
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David Bentley, Manchester, United Kingdom
If there are so many travelers to the US from LBA you'd think Walsh might revisit his ridiculous decision to axe MAN-NYC (or that Cruz would do it for him.