Leeds Bradford Airport reports record passenger numbers in August

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Leeds Bradford Airport in the UK recorded its busiest ever August when over 400,000 passengers traveled through the airport. For the first time in its history over 100,000 passengers a week used the airport in each of the four weeks during August 2015.

In total, Leeds Bradford Airport’s rolling annual passenger total has now increased to 3.4m. August 2015 represented a year-on-year increase of 4% in the total number of passengers traveling through the airport. Leeds Bradford has attributed the increase in performance to new business and leisure services and an increase in flight frequency on a number of domestic routes.

John Parkin, chief executive, Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “Leeds Bradford Airport has delivered strong passenger growth over the first half of 2015 as more passengers decided to fly from close to home or [to make]business savings on their journey time. With an increase in destination choice more passengers can now fly conveniently from Leeds Bradford Airport and we continue to make progress in delivering a wider choice of airlines.

“We would also like to thank all of our customers who flew from the airport. We are also very proud of our role as a travel gateway to the region, alongside supporting more jobs and delivering improved access to the Northern Powerhouse.”

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