The latest figures reveal that the summer 2016 season has also seen an increase in passenger numbers rising by more than 50,000 passengers compared to the same period in the previous year.
Tony Hallwood, aviation development director, said: “We are very proud of this important achievement - marking another milestone in the airport's history. The wider choice and additional frequencies to destinations available from Leeds Bradford Airport over summer season 2016 has enabled us to welcome 3.5m passengers and we’re really pleased.”
The airport currently offers flights to 75 destinations across 23 countries; alongside offering four hub services to Heathrow, Amsterdam, Dublin and Barcelona.
The forthcoming winter season will offer a new programme of flights and holidays that have ever been available from Leeds Bradford Airport.
Six brand new winter destinations will commence operating to Berlin, Vilnius, Warsaw, Bratislava, Guernsey and Newquay with Jet2, Ryanair and Flybe.
This winter also sees return of easyJet for its annual ski programme to Geneva, as well as special Jet2 departures to New York and a range of European Christmas markets.
Specialist tour operators will be once again operating flights to see the wonderful Northern Lights and magical Lapland.
Tony added: “Demand for air travel to and from the Leeds City Region and across Yorkshire is high and we continue to be committed to widening the choice of leisure and business routes in 2017.
“Meanwhile, our terminal team look forward to delivering the very best customer service to ensure everybody’s journey is pleasant as we continue to invest in our facilities over the winter period."