Bradford’s large Polish community could play a key role in further expansion of flights at Leeds-Bradford International Airport.
An executive of budget airline Ryanair, which is establishing a new base at Yeadon, said its flights to Cracow could expand by providing a convenient link to family and friends in Eastern Europe for local residents of Polish descent.
Dara Brady, deputy head, sales and marketing, at Ryanair, hoped that the district’s Polish population of around 30,000 would provide a basis for expanding the Cracow service along with other Eastern European routes.
He said: “We believe there’s plenty of scope to develop these routes. We’re also seeing strong demand for Nantes and Montpellier flights and will be developing the potential of Malta, which has strong links with the UK.”