Image: Ryanair

Ryanair has celebrated carrying it’s 15 millionth passenger at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Ryanair first began operating to/from Leeds Bradford Airport in 1989 with its first flight to Ireland West Knock Airport.

Since then, the airline has grown to become one of Leeds Bradford Airport’s biggest carriers operating a record schedule for Summer ’23, with over 186 weekly flights across 24 routes, incl. 2 new routes to Porto and Perpignan for Summer ’23, connecting 8 countries with its 3 based aircraft – US$300m investment, and supporting over 1,100 local jobs.

Promoting regional development

Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan said: “We are delighted to celebrate 15 million Ryanair passengers through Leeds Bradford Airport. Ryanair has operated at Leeds Bradford Airport since 1989 and our record Summer ’23 schedule of over 186 weekly flights across 24 routes not only provides our Yorkshire customers/visitors with an unbeatable selection of sunny hotspots and vibrant European city break destinations for their Summer ’23 getaways, particularly across Bratislava, Paris-Beauvais, Limoges, Porto, Perpignan, Zadar, and more, where we operate exclusively to/from Leeds Bradford Airport, but continues to promote important regional development through the support of over 1,100 local jobs and delivery of even greater connectivity with Europe and its millions of holidaymakers.”

Nicola McMullen, aviation director at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “It’s fantastic to reach this milestone and celebrate a strong partnership that has lasted over three decades. Ryanair continues to deliver incredible destinations that appeal to our passengers at accessible prices. We look forward to celebrating continued success for many years to come.”

Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter