Ryanair’s Leeds Bradford base opens today
Thursday 25, March 2010
Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline, today (25th Mar) opened its 34th base at Leeds Bradford with two aircraft and 17 routes which will increase Ryanair’s traffic at Leeds Bradford to 1m passengers p.a. and sustain 1,000 jobs at Leeds Bradford Airport.
Ryanair celebrated this new base and 17 routes by releasing 1m €5 seats for travel across its European network in late April and May which are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight Monday (29th Mar).
Speaking in Leeds Bradford today, Ryanair’s Dara Brady said:
“Ryanair is delighted to open its Leeds Bradford base which offers passengers 17 routes in a total investment worth over $140m. Ryanair’s Leeds Bradford base will deliver 1million passengers p.a. and sustain 1,000 local jobs.
“To celebrate the opening of our Leeds Bradford base we are releasing 1m €5 seats for travel in late April and May on over 500 Ryanair routes throughout Europe”.
Ryanair’s 17 Leeds Bradford routes
Tony Hallwood, LBIA Commercial Director, said:
"Leeds Bradford is pleased to see the commencement of 14 new destinations by Ryanair this week, offering Yorkshire leisure travellers a wide choice of destinations across six European countries. By delivering seven new routes to the airport this summer Ryanair is also supporting LBIA's important role as Yorkshire's international gateway airport and securing over 1,000 new jobs in the region".
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“This is great news for Yorkshire as it reinforces the work that we are doing internationally to ensure our region is the UK’s number one holiday destination. The new Ryanair routes open up the region to a combined population of over 5 million possible visitors. You can be sure they will all receive a very warm welcome to Yorkshire”.
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