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10:49am 27th June 2012
(Updated 8:36am 28th June 2012)

British Airways is to start four-times-a-day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow.

The daily service will give business and leisure customers the opportunity to connect with British Airways' extensive global network from Heathrow.

The flights are timed to offer convenient onward connections enabling Yorkshire based customers to fly with British Airways from Leeds Bradford to key worldwide destinations such as Hong Kong, New York, Johannesburg, Singapore and Sydney.

They will be able to check in their bags and receive boarding cards for their entire journey at Leeds Bradford.

Flights will start on December 9, 2012.

Announcing the news today (June 27) Andy Lord, British Airways director of operations, said:

“This is a welcome return to Yorkshire for British Airways and we are very excited about flying from this excellent, commercially important airport once again.

“bmi’s integration into British Airways is enabling us to grow our network as we promised, giving customers more flights to destinations we know they want to fly to. Leeds Bradford has a significant catchment area and we are delighted to offer not only direct flights to London but a well timed schedule that will allow customers from this region to connect with our extensive short haul and long haul flights from Heathrow.”

All inclusive one way fares from Leeds-Bradford to Heathrow are available from £42, including include generous 23kg luggage allowance, free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure and complimentary food and drink on board.

John Parkin, Leeds Bradford Airport Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Leeds Bradford and Yorkshire.

“This important new service to Heathrow connects Yorkshire with the world. It provides our businesses with the access they need to emerging and established global markets, and enables those markets to easily come to Yorkshire, bringing their investment and inbound tourism direct into our region.

“This is outstanding news for the Leeds City Region and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with British Airways.”

City of York Council Statement:

City of York Council is supporting British Airways’ announcement today that it is to start four-times-a-day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow that will boost the tourism economy and attract business and jobs to the region.

The daily service will give business and leisure customers the opportunity to connect with British Airways' extensive global network from Heathrow.

 

The flights are timed to offer convenient onward connections enabling Yorkshire based customers to fly with British Airways from Leeds Bradford to key worldwide destinations such as Hong Kong, New York, Johannesburg, Singapore and Sydney.

Cllr James Alexander, Leader, City of York Council:

“Leeds Bradford International Airport approached City of York Council to help develop their investment plans. In turn we have worked closely with partners across the city including Visit York and Leeds, York, & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce on negotiations for this deal that will boost the tourism economy and attract business and jobs to the region.”    

Neil Taylor, Interim Director of City and Environmental Services, City of York Council

“The Leeds City Region Strategy and our York Economic Strategy both have a strong international element to them, particularly in exporting to new and emerging markets. This announcement of new flights from LBIA to Heathrow is an important boost for York; in expanding our reach and attracting more visitors and investors to the city.”



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