Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever 12-month period.
More than 3.5million passengers have used the terminal in the past year, with an increase of 50,000 travellers in the summer season alone compared to 2015.
Airlines attribute the growth to extra routes and flight frequencies, with the roster now numbering 75 direct flights to 23 countries. There are also four popular services to the international hubs of Heathrow, Amsterdam, Dublin and Barcelona. In 2017, 17 carriers and tour operators will operate from the airport.
Aviation development director Tony Hallwood said:
“Demand for air travel to and from the Leeds City Region and across Yorkshire is high and we continue to be committed to widening the choice of leisure and business routes in 2017. Meanwhile, our terminal team look forward to delivering the very best customer service to ensure everybody’s journey is pleasant as we continue to invest in our facilities over the winter period.”
This winter will see the highest ever number of flights available during the low season, with new destinations including Berlin, Warsaw, Bratislava, Guernsey and Newquay operating.
Easyjet ski flights to Geneva will also return as well as special charters to New York, Lapland and the European Christmas markets.