Airport Xmas
Mark Lane

Member Article

Yorkshire’s gateway airport expecting 50,000+ holiday period passengers

Leeds Bradford International Airport is bracing itself for its busiest ever Christmas and New Year, with more than 50,000 passengers expected to pass through the airport over the holiday period.

The winter hotspots of Tenerife and Lanzarote currently top the destination chart, as holidaymakers go in search of guaranteed sun over the festive season.

There has also been a surge in bookings for skiing gateway destinations including Tyrol and Geneva.

Popular domestic destinations flying from Leeds Bradford this Christmas include London Heathrow, Belfast, Glasgow and Aberdeen, whilst Amsterdam, Prague and Paris remain firm favourites for those wanting a city break in Europe.

The airport’s peak travel day is predicted to be Boxing Day.

Tony Hallwood, aviation development and marketing director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This Christmas will be our busiest ever, as record numbers of passengers take advantage of our widest ever choice of destinations and some truly fantastic offers.

“Whilst many people are jetting off in search of some winter sun or for a spot of skiing, we also look forward to welcoming inbound visitors to Yorkshire, whether they are returning home or spending Christmas in our region enjoying Yorkshire’s famous hospitality.

“Regardless of whether they are coming or going, our airport ambassadors will be on hand to provide a warm welcome to all our passengers over the Christmas period.”

The festive rush tops off a successful year for the airport which has seen record numbers of passengers pass through its terminal – more than 3.2 million so far.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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