1. ITV Report

New flights from Yorkshire

New holiday routes have been announced from Leeds Bradford Airport.

In Summer 2013 Thomson and First Choice are doubling the number of planes they have at the airport by introducing four new routes. They are to Menorca, Ibiza, Rhodes and Tenerife, as well as their existing destinations of Mallorca, Turkey, Sharm El Sheikh and Tunisia.

It is part of the tour operator's plans to allow customers to travel from their local airport.

Doubling capacity at Leeds Bradford Airport demonstrates our continued commitment to the Yorkshireregion and following the success of our expanded programme announced earlier in the year at the airport, we know that the demand is there.

Modernising our operations across the UK is a key part of our overall strategy and this move is definitely a step in the right direction towards creating an enhanced holiday experience for our customers.

– Paul Cooper, Airport Negotiations Manager for Thomson and First Choice

LBA is delighted to see the widening of holiday choice for both Thomson and First Choice in summer 2013 from West Yorkshire. With a total of 10 exciting destinations now on offer from the UK’s largest tour operator, holidaymakers can now fly conveniently from their local airport.

– Tony Hallwood, Commerical Director at Leeds Bradford Airport