LEEDS-BRADFORD Airport (LBA) captured a momentous occasion this morning as the first passengers in 12 weeks came to catch a flight.

There was just one departure from the airport, based in Yeadon, today.

It was operated by RyanAir and set off on its way to Alicante, in Spain, at 8.50am.

The airport welcomed the airline back to LBA with a live video on its Facebook page.

(Video: Leeds Bradford Airport/Facebook)

It showed a sight that has gone from being familiar to unusual, after the coronavirus crisis and lockdown grinded travel abroad to a halt in March.

The video has it all and gives a reminder of that thrill of jetting off on your holiday and lifting off into the air at great speed.

There's the gentle roll from the terminal to the main runaway and then that anticipation bubbling in the back of your mind as the plane comes to a halt and you await the roar of the engines.

Then it comes, and before you know it, the Ryanair plane is in the sky and off to sunnier climes.

LBA has been out of action since the coronavirus crisis in the UK led to strict travel restrictions back in March.

This was the first commerical flight with passengers in around 12 weeks.

Those travelling to Spain will not need to quarantine when they get there from today, the nation's foreign minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, revealed yesterday.

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She has called on the UK to enter a reciprocal agreement.