Leeds Bradford Gets Important BA Heathrow Link

British Airways restored flights from Leeds Bradford (LBA) UK, to Heathrow on December 10.
The Leeds Bradford Heathrow route had been operated by bmi until 2009 while Flybe ended its Gatwick services from the Yorkshire airport in 2011.  The loss
of those two services meant that, until today, Manchester and Newcastle were
the nearest airports to Leeds Bradford with links to Heathrow and beyond.
British Airways, which uses Airbus A319s for the service, last operated flights to Heathrow from Leeds Bradford Airport 32 years ago.
In order to compete with rail services, all inclusive return fares from Leeds-Bradford to Heathrow are available from £109, which includes a 23kg luggage allowance, free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure and complimentary food and drink on board.
The first aircraft was greeted by a water canon salute from the Fire Service and there was a real Yorkshire flavour on board as Captain James Rowland and cabin crew members Jody West, Jan Nowak and Diane Clayforth, are all from the local area.
LBA’s Chief Executive John Parkin said: “This new service is a significant milestone for Leeds Bradford Airport and I urge businesses to take advantage of British Airways’ global network to stimulate further economic growth for the Leeds City Region.”