Ryanair is to open its 34th base at Leeds
Bradford in March 2010 with two based aircraft and 14 new routes
(17 in total) being launched.
The low cost airline will offer 63 weekly
return flights to / from Leeds Bradford in an investment worth
over $140 million in the airport.
Ryanair’s 14 new routes from Leeds Bradford to
Carcassonne, Faro, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Limoges, Malaga, Malta,
Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Palma, Pisa and Venice Treviso is
increase Ryanair’s traffic at Leeds Bradford to 1 million
passengers per annum.
John Parkin, LBIA Chief Executive, said, “This is a great vote of confidence in the potential of
both the airport and our region from Europe's largest airline.
“It shows Ryanair shares our
confidence in the tremendous opportunity for strong market growth
at the airport. Significantly it follows recent planning approval
for the terminal development to deliver best in class facilities
and build upon existing routes.”
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