in Aerospace

LBA sets weekly passenger record

Posted 29 August 2017 · Add Comment

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has this summer welcomed more than 120,000 passengers in a week for the first time in its history.

This record was set during the week commencing August 7th; in the peak of summer holiday season. Last week, 14th – 20th August, saw 120,000 passengers travel through once again.

LBA has now welcomed two million passengers since April 1st this year; higher than the numbers recorded for the same period last year.

August Bank Holiday getaway bookings are looking extremely healthy as people jet off before the end of the school holidays, meaning this week will continue to see a higher number of passengers when compared to last year.



David Laws (above), Chief Executive at LBA, said: “It has been a fantastic summer season here at LBA and these passenger figures show how the airport is going from strength-to-strength. We now have the widest choice of flights available from LBA. It is that, coupled with the focus on further improving the passenger experience, that has sparked this growth.

“There is a rising demand for air travel across the Yorkshire and Humber region and our ambition is to meet that by offering the very best choice of destinations for both business and leisure passengers. This will in turn boost the contribution we make to the regional economy. These milestones have only been achieved because of the team effort across the whole of LBA, so I would like to thank everyone for their contribution.”

LBA currently offers more than 70 direct destinations, as well as worldwide connectivity through Heathrow T5, Amsterdam and Dublin.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Aerospace industry adaptation

Neil Cayley, Lead Consultant at Jonathan Lee Contract Recruitment, explores current issues affecting the aerospace industry and explains why adaption is vital to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Esri’s ArcGIS Online to provide info platform for Autonomous Warrior 2018

Esri UK’s cloud-based mapping and analytics platform, ArcGIS Online, will provide the vital information integration and collaboration platform for Autonomous Warrior, part of the 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) series.

Peli opens new offices in Ankara

As part of its continued growth in the EMEA region, Peli has announced that it is opening new offices in Ankara, Turkey.

Royal Navy helps STEM event go with a Big Bang

The Royal Navy recently brought their engineering expertise to Perth when they participated in a major Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event.

CAA announce airspace restrictions for RAF 100 flypast

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of airspace restrictions to protect the flypast in July to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Jetliner interiors survey launched as an app

Based on Jennifer Coutts Clay's book 'Jetliner Cabins: Evolution & Innovation' originally published in 2003, this first and only comprehensive survey of jetliner cabin interiors has been digitally formatted as an app for

Air & Ground SK1704230718
See us at
SMI GMSCBT3005081118AdvancedEngin BT1406011118FIL18 BT111017220718DVD18BT3105200918SMIFAVSBT151118