Aer Lingus Regional returns to Leeds Bradford from Dublin
On 23 October, Leeds Bradford Airport celebrated with a special ceremony the return of Aer Lingus Regional from Dublin, following a 14-year hiatus. Posing with the celebratory cake are: John Parkin, CEO, Leeds Bradford; Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director, Leeds Bradford; and Simon Fagan, CCO, Stobart Air.
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- Aer Lingus Regional has used the start of the winter season to resume operations from its Dublin (DUB) base to Leeds Bradford (LBA) on 23 October, following a 14-year hiatus. The 307-kilometre sector, which is already operated by Ryanair’s 13 weekly services, will also be served by Aer Lingus Regional’s 13 weekly flights using Stobart Air’s 77-seat ATR 72s. This will enable Yorkshire passengers to connect via Dublin to Aer Lingus’ North American destinations, namely Boston, Toronto Pearson, New York JFK, Orlando, San Francisco and Chicago O’Hare. The carrier expects to carry 70,000 passengers on the new sector in 2015. Commenting on the return of Aer Lingus Regional to Yorkshire’s international gateway, John Parkin, CEO, Leeds Bradford, said: “We are delighted to see the return of Aer Lingus services at Leeds Bradford. The convenient schedule allowing for a day return to Dublin is sure to be popular with business travellers. Passengers flying onwards to North America will find the connecting flight schedules alongside security pre clearance at Dublin provides an attractive transatlantic flight option.”
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