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LBA sets weekly passenger record

Posted 29 August 2017 · Add Comment

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has this summer welcomed more than 120,000 passengers in a week for the first time in its history.

This record was set during the week commencing August 7th; in the peak of summer holiday season. Last week, 14th – 20th August, saw 120,000 passengers travel through once again.

LBA has now welcomed two million passengers since April 1st this year; higher than the numbers recorded for the same period last year.

August Bank Holiday getaway bookings are looking extremely healthy as people jet off before the end of the school holidays, meaning this week will continue to see a higher number of passengers when compared to last year.



David Laws (above), Chief Executive at LBA, said: “It has been a fantastic summer season here at LBA and these passenger figures show how the airport is going from strength-to-strength. We now have the widest choice of flights available from LBA. It is that, coupled with the focus on further improving the passenger experience, that has sparked this growth.

“There is a rising demand for air travel across the Yorkshire and Humber region and our ambition is to meet that by offering the very best choice of destinations for both business and leisure passengers. This will in turn boost the contribution we make to the regional economy. These milestones have only been achieved because of the team effort across the whole of LBA, so I would like to thank everyone for their contribution.”

LBA currently offers more than 70 direct destinations, as well as worldwide connectivity through Heathrow T5, Amsterdam and Dublin.

 

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