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Tour de France In North Yorkshire Expected To Boost Leeds Bradford Airport's Passenger Numbers

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6:01am 5th January 2014

Its six months today until the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire and Leeds Bradford airport says its expecting it will boost their passenger numbers.

2013 was a record breaker for Leeds Bradford which saw 3.3 million passengers fly through the airport - an increase of 11 percent on the previous year.

The last 12 months have seen Yorkshire's airport expand to serve over 70 domestic and international destinations alongside the introduction of important new airlines such as British Airways, Monarch and Thomson Airways.

Leeds Bradford Airport say that 2014 will build upon a successful year following the recent announcement of new service from March to Copenhagen.

Tony Hallwood Aviation Development and Marketing Director said:

"2013 has been a truly remarkable year for Leeds Bradford Airport as we expanded our services offering more domestic and international destinations than ever before.

"Our achievements were also recognised by the Airport Operators Association, who in November awarded Leeds Bradford the title of Best Airport under 6million passengers.*

"As Yorkshire's international gateway we have a clear ambition to deliver a wider range of airlines and routes for our local business and leisure passengers alongside encouraging an increase in the number of inbound visitors who can fly directly into Leeds Bradford.

"LBA look forward to welcoming new Yorkshire travellers to the airport in 2014.''

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