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Aer Lingus returns to Yorkshire’s Leeds Bradford Airport after 14 year absence



By Russell Truran

Tourists and businessmen from across Yorkshire will be able to enjoya more direct connection to Ireland and the US after Aer Lingus anounced today it would resume flights from Yorkshire’s major airport.

Aer Lingus annouced their service will return to Leeds Bradford for the first time in 14 years.

From October 23rd the airline will  fly twice daily from Leeds to Dublin- where various connecting  flights to North America are availabe.


Leeds Bradford International  Airport’s Chief Executive says that Aer Lingus will give passengers more options when flying abroud.

Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford International Airport, John Parkin,  said:”We are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus to Leeds Bradford.

“This announcement will provide increased choice for business and leisure passengers flying to the Dublin hub.

“In addition to introducing a business friendly schedule between the two growing city regions of Leeds and Dublin, the opportunity for passengers to connect to Aer Lingus’ expanding North American network will offer a wider range of connections across the US and Canada.”

Half of the airline’s passengers are American and it is hoped that Aer Lingus’ decision to fly to Leeds Bradford International will help see an increase in visitors from the US to our region.

Chief Commercial Officer for Aer Lingus, Simon Fagan, is confident that more the increase in tourism and business will be a great boost to Yorkshire.


Simon Fagan is looking forward to a bumper number of North American tourists coming to Yorkshire next summer.



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