Record number of destinations to be served from Leeds Bradford Airport
UK regional gateway, Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), has announced that for the first time in its history, its airlines will 80 destinations year-round this year.
It notes that new routes include Bergen (Norway), Porto (Portugal) and Perpignan (France) and that recent additions such as Katowice (Poland), Bucharest (Romania) and Cluj (Romania) will also continue into the new year.
Alongside these new destinations, popular favourites such as Tenerife (Canary Islands), Faro (Portugal) and Palma (Majorca) remain mainstays of the holiday calendar, with increased capacity introduced due to popular demand.
And the airport will be looking to recruit new staff this year to help it cope with rising demand.
LBA’s commercial and strategy directpr, John Cunliffe, said: “With the broadest range of destinations ever, we know that the coming years will be fantastic for LBA passengers.
“Whether it’s holidaymakers returning to their favourite beaches, travel to see distant family or adventures to new countries, there is something for everybody. We’re incredibly proud of the work being done to make travelling through LBA the best experience possible, and we look forward to welcoming passengers old and new in 2023 and beyond.”
To cater for this boosted schedule, LBA has made significant investment to its terminal, undertaking an extensive redevelopment of its Hall A facilities. The check-in hall, which services all airlines apart from Jet2, is being configured to optimise space and operate with self-service kiosk capabilities.
As part of this development, Hall A will be given a new Scandinavian inspired design, with modern lighting and wooden screening.
Multiple retail and F&B units are receiving upgrades during the winter, with LBA already debuting a refreshed Burger King and Leeds United store in late 2022. Upgrade works to other retail and F&B units together with the Lounges at LBA will also be completed before summer 2023.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, LBA is underway with a wide recruitment drive, ensuring ample capacity to meet demand during busy peak periods.
LBA’s human resources director, Lindsay Beresford, said: “As we head into a peak summer period with more destinations than we have ever seen before we are looking for strong local talent to join our team that supports our ambitions to be a leading airport, connecting Yorkshire to the world.
“We’d love to hear from you and are currently receiving applications through our website for multiple roles across the business.”