Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today started operating a fifth daily weekday flight between Leeds Bradford and Belfast City airports that, due to increased demand, will operate year round.
Flybe’s weekday schedule now offers a wide selection of frequent travel options with flights now departing Leeds Bradford at 08.20, 11.05, 14.20, 15.15 and 20.25; and returning from Belfast City at 06.50, 9.40, 12.55, 15.45 and 19.00.
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “I’m really pleased to see the growth of Flybe’s year round frequency on the Belfast City route adding yet more choice for passengers across the Yorkshire and Humber region. The new frequency is really important as it provides increased flexibility for customers who regularly travel to Belfast for both business and leisure. The timing of the additional service in the middle of the day allows business travellers to have more flexibility around their meetings schedule. In addition, with the many tourist sights that Belfast City and Leeds have to offer, I am sure that the wider choice of departure times will be welcomed by leisure and short break visitors. I look forward to seeing the Belfast City route continuing to go from strength to strength.’’
Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue Officer, added: “We are delighted that demand for this route supports the addition of an extra week day frequency year round and that we can now offer passengers a greater flexibility with even more options for convenient day return travel.”
This is good news for Leeds as they are able to strengthen their route portfolios even further, especially with routes to the Netherlands and Austria!