Business

Flybe expands Belfast service to Leeds Bradford

Flybe has extended its service between Belfast and Leeds

FLYBE has added a fifth daily weekday flight between George Best Belfast City Airport and Leeds Bradford.

The regional airline's chief revenue officer Vincent Hodder said: “We are delighted that demand for this route supports the addition of an extra week day frequency year round and that we can now offer passengers a greater flexibility with even more options for convenient day return travel.”

The airport's commercial and marketing director Katy Best added: “Through Flybe, Belfast City Airport offers an extensive domestic route network of which Leeds Bradford is an integral service.

“2016 marks the 24th anniversary of the Leeds route from Belfast City Airport and we are delighted to now offer additional capacity for passengers travelling between the regions for business, for city breaks or to study.”

Tony Hallwood, aviation development director at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “I’m really pleased to see the growth of Flybe’s year round frequency on the Belfast City route adding yet more choice for passengers across the Yorkshire and Humber region. The new frequency is really important as it provides increased flexibility for customers who regularly travel to Belfast for both business and leisure.

“The timing of the additional service in the middle of the day allows business travellers to have more flexibility around their meetings schedule. In addition, with the many tourist sights that Belfast City and Leeds have to offer, I am sure that the wider choice of departure times will be welcomed by leisure and short break visitors. I look forward to seeing the Belfast City route continuing to go from strength to strength.’’

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