LEEDS Bradford Airport has revealed record passenger numbers.

Bosses say 4,078,069 travellers used the airport last year, with the site having now chalked up three years of growth.

August was the busiest month, with 524,707 passengers.

Chief executive David Laws, who was previously boss at Newcastle Airport and a North East England Chamber of Commerce president, said: “These figures show the airport is going from strength-to-strength.”

Speaking to The Northern Echo last year, Mr Laws refused to rule out potential new domestic flights, as well as further routes to Germany, Italy and Scandinavia, as he embarks on improving the airport’s offering to commercial and holiday passengers.

He said: "This is a good airport but it can be even better.

“A strong Leeds Bradford is good for passengers.

“What a great position to be in (if you live in County Durham or Teesside); you can turn left or right and you will have a good choice.

“Yorkshire goes all the way up to Yarm, people are going to be spoilt for choice.

“Newcastle will continue to develop and if we can get Leeds Bradford to come out of the shadows, everyone will be delighted.”