Yorkshire transport operators team up to improve travel to Leeds Bradford Airport
People traveling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport by rail have access to a new “seamless transfer ticket” for bus connections.
Transport operators CrossCountry and Yorkshire Tiger, both part of Arriva Group, have teamed up to introduce new mobile tickets to include through ticket options for the airport.
The aim of the ‘m-tickets’, available from today (January 28), is to simplify and cut the cost of journeys for holidaymakers.
Discounted Advance tickets direct to Leeds Bradford Airport will include bus connections from Leeds Station via Yorkshire Tiger. Customers will be able to avoid having to queue by purchasing the tickets on their phone.
Phil Forster, corporate and external affairs manager at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “The launch of these new combined m-tickets is great news for travellers to and from Leeds Bradford Airport.
“We continue to work closely with all our partners to deliver better connections to the road and rail network, making it easier for passengers across the Leeds City Region and beyond to access their local airport.”
He continued: “Air travel should be part of an integrated transport network, and enhancing surface links, including better connectivity to both our region’s gateways, is key to unlocking the full economic potential of the airport by making best use of existing capacity.”
Matt Ashton, area managing director at Arriva Yorkshire and Yorkshire Tiger, commented: “I’m delighted that we’ve teamed up with CrossCountry to provide travellers with a seamless transfer ticket.
“The Flying Tiger 757 service links Leeds Train Station to Leeds Bradford Airport with buses departing up to every 20 minutes, seven days a week.”
He added: “It’s a hugely popular route that is one of the fastest city to airport transfers in the country, and we’re proud to be working with CrossCountry to connect Yorkshire with the rest of the world.”
Ben Simkin, CrossCountry commercial director, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide customers travelling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport with easier affordable travel options.
“The new m-Tickets mean customers will no longer need to queue at ticket machines and can choose from a wide range of cheaper Advance fares to and from the airport and the many places our trains serve.”
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