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2008-09-09 21:00:14

By John Collingridge City Reporter The regional airline, which yesterday reported record full-year profits up 20m to 35.4m, is the second airline to announce large expansion plans at Leeds Bradford.Irish budget carrier Ryanair last month said it hopes to expand to up to 20 routes from the airport depending on talks with its management.Flybe chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said it plans to expand the number of routes flown to 15 or 16 from the current four.Within three years Flybe hopes...

2008-09-08 21:00:19

Despite "undoubted challenges", the carrier said it had performed strongly as its fuel-efficient fleet and hedging strategy protected it from surging oil prices.A lower dependence on leisure travel - with 80 per cent of its capacity aimed at business and regular travellers - also helped to insulate the business, Flybe said.The carrier, which flew more than seven million passengers last year from airports including Leeds Bradford International and Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield, increased...

2008-08-04 12:01:01

RYANAIR warned yesterday that it may make its first loss since 1989 because it plans to cut fares in response to high fuel costs and the threat of recession. Europe's biggest low cost carrier said it expected to take market share by reducing ticket prices. Ryanair shares lost more than a quarter of their value after the airline posted an 85 per cent slide in first quarter net profit. Chief executive Michael O'Leary said: "The outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year, which is...

2008-08-04 12:01:01

Chief executive John Parkin, left, and Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director, lend a hand as work gets under way on the first phase of a major scheme to improve Leeds Bradford International Airport. The management team installed by new owner Bridgepoint Capital private equity group has promised to spend Pounds 70m on delivering a "premier league" airport. The owners hope to drive up passenger numbers from three million to five million a year by 2013 and increase the...

2008-07-30 09:00:58

UK-based Air Southwest has announced that it is increasing the number of flights from the Plymouth City Airport in Plymouth, Devon, to the Leeds Bradford International Airport in West Yorkshire from the start of August 2008. The airline already flies daily to the Yorkshire airport and is adding a second flight starting from August 3, 2008. Mike Coombes, deputy CEO of Air Southwest, said: "We have found there is increasing demand for flights to Leeds Bradford from Plymouth, and these...

2008-07-26 00:00:28

ANALYSTS say low-cost airline Jet2.com is contracting after an overly ambitious expansion. Dart Group, which owns the airline, yesterday told shareholders it would not be paying a dividend "given both the current economic climate and trading performance for the year". In its preliminary results, the group, which is based at Leeds Bradford International airport, said turnover for the year ended March 31 was up 23 per cent to Pounds 429m, after its expansion of scheduled flights. It said...

2008-07-19 00:00:28

RYANAIR has announced two new scheduled routes to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The budget airline will operate flights three times a week to Alicante and four times a week to Girona Barcelona, starting this winter. Bridget Dowling, the sales and marketing manager at the airline, told the Yorkshire Post: "The talk at the moment is about the rising cost of fuel, but, just to make it clear, Ryanair is still on track for traffic growth on our entire route network. "We...

2008-07-16 00:00:24

LOW-COST airline Ryanair is slashing the number of its flights operating between Dublin and Leeds Bradford. The move will see the number of flights cut from 19 to 13, a 31 per cent reduction, and comes as the firm seeks to cut passengers numbers out of Dublin Airport by around half a million. Ryanair is reducing its weekly routes because of what is says are rising costs at Dublin Airport at a time of surging oil prices. The cutbacks will see 18 Ryanair planes operating from the...

2008-07-13 00:00:16

THERE are no overhead lockers or mod cons and the air hostess had no snacks to serve but the customers were queueing up yesterday hoping to take a flight that would have seen them make a bit of history. Dakota DC-3 aircraft were used by the first scheduled airline to operate from the old Yeadon Aerodrome back in 1955 and this week customers were back at the airport for the chance to fly on one for the last time. New European regulations mean it will soon be impossible for Dakotas to...


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