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Reduction in number of daily flights from Leeds-Bradford to Heathrow
11:00am Saturday 26th January 2013 in Local news
Newly-launched flights from Leeds-Bradford to Heathrow are to be reduced in number from March.
The British Airways flights, which began in December, will be cut from four to three a day.
But airline chiefs say the public are set to benefit as the flights will also be moved from Heathrow’s terminal 1 to Terminal 5.
The airline says the move will cut minimum connection times to onward British Airways flights by 30 minutes, to just one hour.
And it says customers will benefit from quicker and smoother connections to over 100 cities worldwide.
From the end of March the schedule from Leeds-Bradford will be reduced to three flights a day with the lunchtime and early afternoon slots combined. But the airline says the move to T5 and the new timings will benefit both business and leisure travellers, making it easier to connect with some of the important long-haul and European destinations.
Jim Keegan, British Airways regional customer service manager for UK regions and Ireland, said: “We often take the opportunity to change flight frequencies and timings at the season boundaries and we are delighted that we are able to move the Leeds Bradford flights to T5 next summer, just three months after the route launch.”