Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News / Airport Smashed Passenger Record Again

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News / Airport Smashed Passenger Record Again

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LEEDS Bradford Airport has welcomed a record number of passengers for the second week in a row.

The airport smashed its passenger record to reach 120,000 in a week for the first time at the start of August.

It managed to hit the same number again, between Monday, August 14 and Sunday, August 20.

It means the airport has now welcomed two million passengers since April 1 this year, higher than the numbers recorded for the same period last year.

It says that August bank holiday getaway bookings are looking extremely healthy, as people jet off before the end of the school holidays, meaning this week will continue to see a higher number of passengers when compared to last year.

David Laws, chief executive at LBA, said: "It has been a fantastic summer season here at LBA and these passenger figures show how the airport is going from strength-to-strength. …

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