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Summer in the Sky as Kids Fly Free to Leeds Bradford Airport


Families look set to keep it closer to home and take more breaks this summer thanks to a partnership between British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport.

The airline is offering free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full paying adult on journeys between Heathrow T5 and Leeds Bradford Airport, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast and the home of LEGO; Billund in Denmark.

The partnership means up to two children can fly for free when travelling with an adult even during the school holidays. It can be used on Euro Traveller tickets booked from May 10 to October 1 for travel from June 1 until October 31, 2017. Find out more and book online at


Adam Daniels, British Airways’ commercial director, said:

Saving every penny counts when it comes to family holidays, so flying kids for free will make it cheaper to fly away for fun and see more of the UK and Europe this summer.

“With so many fantastic tourist attractions and activities for kids across Britain, the offer also looks set to give UK tourism a boost by encouraging families to visit London, the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland for their holidays.”


Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at LBA, said:

It’s fantastic to once again offer families the Kids Fly Free option on British Airways between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow Terminal 5; giving them the chance to travel to London and beyond with ease at great prices.

“Whether travelling to explore the capital or to connect through Heathrow T5, this a great and exciting opportunity for Yorkshire families and I am sure it will once again be a huge success.”


Helping to cut holiday costs even further, there are also plenty of family-friendly offers to save customers even more money on the way, with kids-eat-free deals at participating restaurants at Terminal 5, complimentary travel for youngsters on the Heathrow Express and kids stay free offers at selected Hilton Hotels.

British Airways destination experts share their top tips on the best places to visit to keep children entertained this summer:

Yorkshire (Leeds Bradford Airport):

• The Royal Armouries Museum

• National Media Museum

• Leeds Art Gallery/Henry Moore Institute

• Leeds Owl Trail

• Stockeld Park

• Yorkshire Dales


British Airways has launched its multi-million pound investment plan to benefit its customers with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.

Four hundred million pounds will be spent on Club World with an emphasis on improved catering and sleep, and a new seat in the future. At Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched, and lounges around the airline’s network are to be revamped and improved.

The Club Europe cabin has also been introduced on UK domestic services and all customers can look forward to the latest generation Wi-Fi across British Airways’ long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years.