BRITISH Airways has pulled out of Leeds Bradford Airport - severing Yorkshire's last air connection with London.

All flights from LBA to London Heathrow - which had been operating ten times a week - have been cancelled.

Today a spokesperson for the airline said: "We are sorry to suspend our flights to Leeds Bradford after many years.

"We regularly evaluate our routes based on where our customers tell us they want to travel. We remain committed to connecting businesses, families and friends right across our UK network."

A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford Airport said: “We are disappointed that BA has taken the decision to cease its route between LBA and Heathrow. Domestic and international connectivity remains critical to support business and the region’s economy and we hope to welcome BA back in the future.”

In better news for the airport Ryanair has announced its new summer 2020 and winter LBA schedule, flying from July 1, 2020.

Destinations include Pisa, Wroclaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Limoges, Palma, Faro, Dublin, Bratislava, Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Riga, Tenerife, Ibiza and Malta

Joanna Wild, Chief Commercial Officer for Leeds Bradford Airport, said: "We’re pleased to be supporting Ryanair in resuming its flight schedule for this summer and winter, offering passengers a range of exciting European destinations. We’re looking forward to welcoming travellers and holidaymakers at our airport in the coming months, and we’re working closely with Ryanair, and other industry partners, to ensure the wellbeing of all our passengers."

KLM will resume its flights from LBA to Amsterdam on July 4 this year.