The district’s local airport, Leeds Bradford (LBA), is to boost its ties with the Netherlands next year when KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduces a fourth weekday service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The flights, which will provide an extra 25,800 seats from summer 2016, are part of a significant increase in capacity from Leeds Bradford Airport announced by KLM.
The increased frequency is a result of strong passenger growth on the Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam route in 2015 and the delivery of record load factors on the route.
LBA is now one of KLM’s most successful UK departure points. The airline offers over 130 worldwide connections via its award-winning hub at Schiphol airport, including better connections to destinations in the Far East and South Africa.
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s aviation development director, said: “Leeds Bradford welcomes KLM’s decision to increase flight frequency to Amsterdam which will further support our regional businesses in gaining quicker and easier access to a wider number of international destinations and key markets.”