All scheduled flights in and out of Leeds Bradford airport have been suspended as the coronavirus shutdown continues.

On Monday the number of passengers using the airport had declined to nearly zero as a significant reduction in outbound and inbound traffic saw just KLM flights to and from Amsterdam remain.

But today, a spokesman for Leeds Bradford Airport confirmed that all scheduled flights had been temporarily suspended.

He said essential operations were continuing between 9am and 11am and there had been no redundancies at the airport.

He said: “Outbound and inbound traffic at LBA has inevitably been reduced due to coronavirus. LBA continues to observe government guidelines and regulatory requirements. The health and wellbeing of passengers and staff remains our number one priority.”

Ryanair has announced that it is extending the period it is running emergency flights to Thursday, April 9. It will operate these flights daily or weekly and all details can be found on the website.

Jet2 is offering emergency workers the chance to amend their booking as many times as they like free of charge, if they cannot go on their holiday in April, May or June as planned. The airline will also take part in a £75 million airlift to get stranded Britons home. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced that the Government will work with commercial airlines - chartering flights to get people home from areas where commercial routes are no longer running.