Rise and rise of Leeds Bradford Airport
British Airways will begin operating flights from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Heathrow from early December, the airline has confirmed.
It will be the first time direct flights have flown from West Yorkshire to the capital since Flybe axed its Gatwick service in March 2011.
John Parkin, LBA's chief executive, said the airline's announcement was "outstanding news" for the region.
BBC Look North's Charlotte Leeming looks back at how an aerodrome for club flyers became an international airport 80 years later.