(L-R) Captain James Rowland (of Wetherby) , British Airways Director of Operations Andy Lord, LBA CEO John Parkin and Cabin Crew Kelly-Dee Nowak (of Farsley) enjoy the British Airways Club World facilities
New Direct Flights from Leeds Bradford to Heathrow
27 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 a 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.”
Flights will go on sale later today (27 June 2012)