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Yeadon airport's red letter day
1:51pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
Chinese New Year will be marked at Leeds Bradford Airport on Sunday with traditional ‘red letter’ gifts.
The airport has joined forces with British Airways to hand out red envelopes, traditionally given in China to mark holidays and special occasions. The colour red symbolises good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
To mark the Year of the Snake, Leeds Chinese Community Association’s Director, Man Chiu Leung, put on a special display with a colourful symbolic dragon in the airport’s terminal. Mr Leung received a gift of complimentary access to LBA’s Yorkshire Premier Lounge and on Sunday visitors to the YPL will also receive a red envelope containing a voucher for discounts across the airport.
Tony Hallwood, Commercial Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “LBA and British Airways are delighted to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a traditional red letter welcome to passengers.
“The Chinese economy has expanded rapidly over the past 30 years and we are confident the new route between Leeds Bradford to Heathrow, with swift onward connections at Terminal 5 to the Far East, will prove popular with businesses trading in the area.”