LEEDS-BRADFORD Airport has said it is "disappointed" after British Airways shut down its flights to and from London Heathrow.

The airport would normally see 10 flights connect Leeds Bradford Airport and London Heathrow each week but this route has now been axed.

The decision comes after BA reported it would be cutting up to 12,000 jobs because of a collapse in business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

However BA said this change is "based on where customers tell us they want to travel".

A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford Airport said: “We are disappointed that BA has taken the decision to cease its route between LBA and Heathrow.

"Domestic and international connectivity remains critical to support business and the region’s economy and we hope to welcome BA back in the future.”

Speaking for BA, a spokesperson said: “We are sorry to suspend our flights to Leeds Bradford after many years. We regularly evaluate our routes based on where our customers tell us they want to travel.

"We remain committed to connecting businesses, families and friends right across our UK network.”