Leeds Bradford Airport is preparing for another busy year, with seven route launches so far announced for 2014, offering an increased destination and airline choice for Yorkshire travellers.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch their first destination between Leeds Bradford and Copenhagen. Jet2.com and Eastern Airways will both introduce new destinations to compliment their existing schedules.
Commencing next Monda, January 20, Eastern Airways introduces services between Leeds Bradford and Southampton, expanding on their current operations to Aberdeen. The airline will operate to Southampton three times daily Monday to Friday, as well as a Sunday afternoon service; providing flexibility for both business and leisure travellers.
Leeds Bradford will welcome new airline SAS from 31st March with a twice weekly service to Copenhagen, offering a direct link to Denmark’s capital and onward connectivity across Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
Jet2.com, Leeds Bradford’s largest based airline will introduce five new destinations this summer. From 3rd April, Yorkshire travellers can fly directly into Hungarian capital, Budapest with a twice-weekly service. As of 4th April, passengers can fly to Fuerteventura, Canary Islands with Jet2.com, their operations to Kos in Greece will commence 6th May.
On May 14 Leeds Bradford will welcome a new destination, Verona in Italy, operated by Jet2.com. The airline will also introduce services to Reus on 17th June.
Tony Hallwood (pictured), Leeds Bradford Airport’s Aviation Development & Marketing Director, said: “I am delighted to introduce new airline SAS this year alongside the growth of our existing airlines Jet2.com and Eastern Airways.
“We are anticipating another exciting year for Leeds Bradford Airport, building on our established route network to offer more choice for our business and leisure passengers than ever before. We are particularly excited to offer two brand new destinations; Copenhagen operated by SAS and Verona with Jet2.com, we hope Yorkshire travellers will take advantage of this increased destination choice this summer by flying locally from LBA.”