Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) says it is expecting a surge in passenger numbers this Easter.

Travellers are taking advantage of the long weekend break and Easter holiday, with an estimated 160,000 passengers expected to travel from Leeds Bradford Airport over this period.

Many are looking to make the most of the public holidays to fly to warmer locations. Top hot-spots from LBA include relaxing beach breaks to Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Yorkshire holidaymakers are also heading to the cultural capital of Amsterdam and taking the opportunity to visit friends and family closer to home with flights to Dublin, Belfast and Bristol proving popular.

Tony Hallwood, LBA’s commercial director, said: “Thanks to wide range of leisure destinations and popular city breaks from Yorkshire’s Gateway Airport passengers will be able to celebrate Easter in style.

We are also expecting a surge of inbound tourists to Yorkshire to sample the region’s famous hospitality over the holiday period.”

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