Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever week; with more than 107,000 passengers travelling through over a seven day period.
With such a strong start to the summer season, the month of June could be the busiest month in the airport’s history. In the last 12 months, more than 3.6m passengers have travelled through the airport.
The top five departing destinations for summer last year were Palma, Alicante, Malaga, Dublin and Faro and these trends look set to continue.
With more than 70 direct destinations available from LBA across 16 major airline and tour operator partners, there are also new routes this summer; Almeria, Halkidiki, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius and Newquay. Thomas Cook have also returned to LBA this summer.
David Laws, chief executive at LBA, said: “These passenger numbers are really encouraging and it’s great to set a new record of passengers coming through Leeds Bradford Airport. This achievement is a real team effort; working closely with all our partners has made this possible.
“We will be focusing continually on driving up standards here at LBA and we have undergone major developments in the terminal over the winter. Therefore, passengers travelling through the airport will notice significant changes and improvements in the coming weeks and months.
“We aim to be the number one airport of choice for passengers in the region and I have a clear vision as to how we can achieve this. I very much look forward to a busy and successful summer and beyond.”