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Aviation Minister welcomes new investment to improve passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport

8 April 2019

Major progress has been made on a project to improve the passenger experience at Leeds Bradford Airport, the Aviation Minister saw first-hand on a visit today (Monday 8 April).

Flybmi announces Leeds Bradford to Munich route

21 December 2018

flybmi today announces the launch of a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich in Germany, commencing on the 8 April 2019, with one way fares now available to book online from £99.

The Conference and Hospitality Show Speaker Programme Designed to Address Specific Industry Needs

10 March 2017

Liz Taylor, Jamie Edwards, Simon Clayton and Nicola Cook are some of the industry leaders and business experts chosen to address industry specific needs at the Conference and Hospitality Show, Tuesday 4th April at the Leeds first direct arena.

ABPCO and CHS Group partner to create PCO specific education for the Conference and Hospitality Show

13 February 2017

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has partnered with CHS Group to create association focused education alongside the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017 - being held in Leeds on Tuesday 4th April.

Dine delivers dazzling hospitality at Victoria Gate launch

19 October 2016

Hospitality and event management specialist Dine provided its award-winning food and drink service at the launch of John Lewis in Leeds last week.

Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes 3.5million passengers a year

29 September 2016

Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever 12 months, with more than 3.5m passengers travelling through the terminal since September 2015.

The latest figures show that the summer 2016 season has also seen an increase in passenger numbers; rising by more than 50,000 passengers compared to the same period in 2015.

Ryanair launches two brand new routes to Bratislava and Vilnius

7 July 2016

Ryanair has today further expanded its Leeds Bradford Airport winter 2016 schedule - with two new routes to Bratislava and Vilnius.

Book Early For Summer 2017 From Leeds Bradford Airport

30 June 2016

Monarch, a leading UK independent airline group, today announces the launch of its summer schedule for 2017, with flights now on sale from Leeds Bradford Airport. The airline has released more than 90% of its summer schedule, with further flights to be added in the coming months.

48 percent rise in visitors for the Conference and Hospitality Show 2016

8 June 2016

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) has reported a 48 percent increase in visitor attendance for the 2016 show. Hosted buyers increased by 35 percent and the total attendance figure increased by 66 percent.

Former Chairman of the Leeds Hotel Association and former GM of the Crowne Plaza Leeds turned Intern

6 June 2016

Former Chairman of the Leeds Hotel Association and former GM of the Crowne Plaza Leeds turned Internationally Aclaimed Motivational Speaker Dr. Robert J Kirby returns to Leeds. Dr. Kirby brings his leadership knowledge to Leeds through a week of Leadership Seminars around the community.

New airline Aurigny kick-starts Yorkshire’s May Bank Holiday weekend getaway

27 May 2016

The inaugural flight to Guernsey by Aurigny, a newly introduced airline to Leeds Bradford Airport, took to the skies today; kick-starting Yorkshire’s bank holiday getaway.

Leeds in London; ConferenceLeeds heads to the capital for Northern Ballet premiere

23 May 2016

As part of its on going work to raise Leeds’ profile as a leading conferencing city, ConferenceLeeds is joining Northern Ballet at its London Première of 1984 at Sadler’s Wells. Representatives from Q Hotels, and other Leeds venues will join the ConferenceLeeds team in meeting with conference and event buyers to drive business tourism to the region.

Flybe confirms new route from Leeds Bradford® to Newquay

20 May 2016

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has confirmed details of a new year round service between Leeds Bradford® and Newquay Airports that will operate three times a week from 28th October, 2016. This is the fourth and final Flybe route to be announced under the Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Tickets are available for booking now at with one way fares from £19.99 including taxes and charges.

Aagrah’s 34th Annual Business Dinner 2016 - The Yorkshire Powerhouse is coming to the first direct a

18 May 2016

It’s all happening in Yorkshire. The region is bursting with new developments and economic promise. It is the very success of Yorkshire that’s sets the theme for this years Aagrah 34th Annual Business Dinner. With a population of 5.3 million (ONS census 2011) Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK, spanning 2.9 million acres.

Extra KLM weekday service to take to the skies from today

16 May 2016

Today will see the start of a fourth additional weekday service between
Leeds Bradford Airport and Amsterdam, as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines increase their capacity to provide an additional 25,800 seats on the route over summer 2016.

Marriott International Launches Complimentary Benefits for Groups and Meetings

19 April 2016

As the IMEX exhibition prepares to get underway, Marriott International in Europe today announces a new range of complimentary benefits for MICE customers.

LeedsBID to extend support of the Conference and Hospitality Show.

18 April 2016

LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) is extending its support of the Conference and Hospitality Show 2016 (CHS). Now in its seventh year, CHS is the leading event in the North for event organisers, venue finders and PAs.

Leeds Bradford Airport Once Again Confirmed As Top UK Airport For On Time Performance

6 March 2016

Leeds Bradford – March 6th 2016. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that Leeds Bradford® Airport (LBA®) has been named for the second consecutive quarter as the UK airport having the highest percentage of on time flights and also the airport registering the largest year on year improvement.

Aer Lingus Regional Announces new route from Leeds Bradford® to Cork

7 December 2015

Stobart Air, Irish airline and operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has today announced
an important new route from Leeds Bradford® Airport to Cork in SW Ireland commencing on 15th March 2016.

Leeds Bradford® warmly welcomes this news and it is yet another positive indicator of the airport’s continued development as Yorkshire’s gateway airport as we look forward to another year of growth in 2016.

Spanish low cost airline Vueling introduces Leeds Bradford® services in 2016.

29 September 2015

Leading Spanish low cost airline Vueling has announced that it is to commence scheduled services
from Leeds Bradford® Airport (LBA) to their major hub in Barcelona in Spring 2016.