Airport News

Ryanair adds new routes out of Leeds Bradford Airport

Wed, 12 Aug, 2009

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will add a number of new flights to its roster at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The Yorkshire travel hub will be the company's 34th base as it adds an additional 14 new routes to its current itinerary.

Leeds Bradford Airport will now offer 17 Ryanair flights and will service more than one million passengers for the travel provider.

Chief executive at the airport John Parkin said: "This is a great vote of confidence in the potential of both the airport and our region from Europe's largest airline.

"It shows Ryanair shares our confidence in the tremendous opportunity for strong market growth at the airport. Significantly it follows recent planning approval for the terminal development to deliver best in-class facilities and build upon existing routes."

Destinations that the new flights will cover include Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Malta, Montpellier, Pisa and Venice.

It was recently announced that plans for a £28 million development of the airport's passenger terminal had been given the go-ahead by Leeds City Council.

Joe Evans

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