Leeds Bradford Airport has just announced the introduction of a new route due to start in 2014. Eastern Airways, the second largest regional airline in the UK, will be flying three times a day between Leeds Bradford and Southampton on weekdays, as well as offering a Sunday afternoon service.
Not only will the new route benefit people conducting business in Yorkshire or Hampshire, but it will also be convenient for travellers wishing to fly from the north of England to catch a cruise ship leaving from Southampton.
The service will operate at times that will allow passengers ample time for meetings, etc, in either destination. Weekday flights from Leeds depart at 6.50, 10.20 and 17.10, and from Southampton at 8.20, 16.05 and 18.40.
For those with an early Monday morning start, the Sunday afternoon service will be of interest, leaving Leeds at 16.15 and from Southampton at 17.45.
Eastern Airways currently operates a successful service from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen, which also allows onward connections to Stavanger in Norway, Stornaway and Wick John O’Groats.
The introduction of the new route to Southampton will be welcomed by passengers who previously used the Flybe route, which has recently been discontinued.
Skiers are not forgotten at Leeds Bradford, with Monarch Airlines having recently resumed its winter service to Grenoble and Munich, both of which provide excellent access to many of Europe’s leading ski resorts.
Anyone who is more of a sun seeker than a thrill seeker may be interested in Monarch’s flights to the traditional winter sun destinations such as Faro, Larnaca, Tenerife and Lanzarote.