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27 June 2012, 14:23
British Airways will now start flying out of Leeds Bradford airport, creating 200 new jobs.
British Airways is to start four-times-a-day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow.
Flights will start on December 9, 2012.
Andy Lord, British Airways director of operations, said: “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.”
John Parkin, Leeds Bradford Airport Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Leeds Bradford and Yorkshire.
“This important new service to Heathrow connects Yorkshire with the world, and enables those markets to easily come to Yorkshire, bringing their investment and inbound tourism direct into our region.”