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Four flights at a day to Heathrow from Leeds Bradford airport

BA flights announcment at Leeds Bradford airport Photo: Calendar

British Airways is to start four-times-a-day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow.

The firm claims the daily service will give business and leisure customers the opportunity to connect with British Airways' extensive global network from Heathrow.

The company says the flights have been timed to offer convenient onward connections enabling Yorkshire based customers to fly with British Airways from Leeds Bradford to key worldwide destinations such as Hong Kong, New York, Johannesburg, Singapore and Sydney.

Passengers will be able to check in their bags and receive boarding cards for their entire journey at Leeds Bradford. Flights will start on December 9, 2012.

  • Announcing flights today, Leeds Bradford Airport and BA say great news for business and local economy. Services will start in December. They say it will connect Yorkshire with the world.

“This is a welcome return to Yorkshire for British Airways and we are very excited about flying from this excellent, commercially important airport once again. Leeds Bradford has a significant catchment area and we are delighted to offer not only direct flights to London but a well timed schedule that will allow customers from this region to connect with our extensive short haul and long haul flights from Heathrow.”

– British Airways director of operations - Andy Lord

“We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Leeds Bradford and Yorkshire. This important new service to Heathrow connects Yorkshire with the world. It provides our businesses with the access they need to emerging and established global markets, and enables those markets to easily come to Yorkshire, bringing their investment and inbound tourism direct into our region."

– Leeds Bradford Airport Chief Executive - John Parkin