Leeds-Bradford Airport flying high after this year’s budget

A West Yorkshire airport is flying high as it is set to benefit from this year’s budget announcement.

Leeds-Bradford Airport, among other regional airports around the country, will be given more money after a £20m Regional Air Connectivity Fund was announced by the Chancellor in yesterday’s budget.

The fund will ensure that long-haul flights carry the same tax as a flight to the US.

It is hoped that the new funding with help attract more airlines and introduce longer-haul flights.

Last year, 3.3m passengers travelled to and from Leeds Bradford Airport.

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