A special offer has gone on sale allowing children under 12 to travel free on flights to Newcastle and Leeds Bradford.

The offer applies to children who are under 12 at the start of the journey accompanied by an adult paying a conventional single or return fare and runs until November 1, with seats subject to availability.

It is valid on one-way and return tickets to and from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports.

Drew Crawley Chief Commercial Officer said: “We know it can be a struggle to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays and long car journeys can be difficult. So what quicker, easier or cheaper way to see a bit more of the UK, than to jump on a British Airways flight where the kids travel for free?”

Families wanting to stay the night are also being offered a BA Holidays package including flights and accommodation at a range of hotels in Leeds with prices from £50 per night and Newcastle with prices from £46 per night.