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Holidaymakers told to use regional airports

26 January 2009 10:05

Holidaymakers told to use regional airports

Holidaymakers have been told by an airport to branch out to smaller airports rather than just looking at those in London, according to

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has said that potential tourists looking for a break this summer have no reason to fly from London when going abroad as regional airports can now often provide the same service.

Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director at LBIA, said: "Growth from the London airports has really stagnated and that's a result of congestion, delays and a lack of appropriate infrastructure."

He added that flying from a regional airport, especially if you live near one, will help save a passenger a lot of time when travelling abroad.

He went on to say that five million passengers who live within 60 minutes of LBIA use the airport each year.

Travellers should be warned that no matter what airport they travel from, they should make sure they take out a travel insurance policy to cover them for their break.

Recently in the Irish Independent Ciaran Brennan said that booking flights and accommodation separately could be the one of the best ways to keep holiday costs down this year.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18589454-ADNFCR