British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport recently celebrated four years of their Heathrow service with news that more than half a million customers have flown on the route.
British Airways have operated a three-a-day direct service to London Heathrow since 2012, and in four years, more than 500,000 leisure and business customers have flown between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
The USA has been the most popular onward destination for Yorkshire travellers, with other top destinations including Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. The route is beneficial for not only business and leisure passengers travelling from out of our region but also for inbound trade passengers and tourists visiting Yorkshire.
Simon Lea, British Airways’ airport manager at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “We remain fully committed to Leeds Bradford Airport and the fact that we have reached this milestone figure in four years is due to the loyalty and commitment of our customers in Yorkshire.
“We work closely with the airport to ensure that we provide the high quality service our customers want and this year particularly we have concentrated on inbound customers and promoting Yorkshire as a destination for visitors from the south of England and even further afield.”
Heathrow Airport, British Airways and LBA marked the route with a fantastic cake to celebrate the success of the route.