Archive joins LBA for 80th Celebrations

October 31, 2011 at 14:38

Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) Chief Executive John Parkin and Managing Director of the airport’s largest airline, Leeds based, Ian Doubtfire, celebrated the airport’s 80th anniversary.

LBA celebrates 80 years

Last week from Monday to Friday the airline had 80 departures from Leeds Bradford Airport, one for every year the airport has been open!

The momentous anniversary was a time to reflect on the recent years which have seen’s expansion attract millions of new customers to Yorkshire’s airport. The airline now has 10 aircraft based at Leeds Bradford and carries 1.5million passengers annually to 39 destinations. During the summer peaks operate more than 300 flights a week from the Yorkshire airport.

Over the last 12 months new routes have continue to be added to’s range of destinations, including Gran Canaria, Bodrum and Madeira. The partnership between Leeds Bradford Airport and continues to be mutually beneficial and both parties look towards a bright future.

John Parkin, Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “LBA are proud to have Jet2.comas our largest based airline offering the widest choice of low cost destinations from Yorkshire’s gateway airport.

“We look forward to working with to introduce additional new destinations in 2012.”

Ian Doubtfire, the Managing Director, said, “Leeds Bradford is the main base for our leisure airline operation, as well as the location of our head office and is the home of our tour operator Jet2holidays. Congratulations to the airport on its first 80 years. has grown at Leeds Bradford and is looking forward to a great future, to a fabulous range of destinations, with a great service from local employees for local people. offers 39 exciting city, sun and ski destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport.