A NEW daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich has been announced.

The flybmi service will start in April and the airline is hoping to expand its operations to include additional services from Leeds Bradford.

LBA chief executive David Laws said: “We are delighted to welcome flybmi to Leeds Bradford Airport with this exciting announcement of our new Munich service.”

He added: “We know this is a route that has long been desired by the people of this region for some time. Munich is not only a great place to visit, but we also believe that due to the onward destinations available via the airport’s hub connectivity, this will help boost the region’s business and trade links, as well as support inbound tourism.

“We hope this is the start of a special relationship and this announcement is a clear indication of not only flybmi’s support for this airport, but also shows they recognise the fantastic potential we all know exists in our great region.”

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “A new daily flight from Munich will be a great boost for the region in terms of tourism and business making the region much more appealing to German holiday makers, business travellers and also students considering our many excellent universities.

He added: “Anything that makes us more accessible to this part of Europe is incredibly welcome.”