Leeds Bradford airport reveals £11m expansion

Leeds Bradford airport reveals £11m expansion

Details have been unveiled for an £11 million revamp and expansion of the terminal at Leeds/Bradford airport.

The development is being backed by the airport’s private equity owners Bridgepoint and is due to be completed by next summer.

There will be a 65% increase in airside space over two floors, creating a enlarged departure lounge, new range of upgraded food and drink outlets, a walk-through tax and duty free store and additional shops.

The security search zone will be expanded together with the boarding gate areas, while a covered walkway to aircraft will be built from the terminal. UK border facilities have been expanded this year from four to six channels.

Airport chief executive John Parkin said: “I am delighted to announce the next stage of our planned investment to transform the passenger terminal.

“It marks an important milestone in the development of Yorkshire’s airport and our desire to provide the very best facilities for our rapidly growing numbers of customers and airlines.

“The broad economic conditions are challenging, but we are the UK’s fastest growing regional airport and with the strong support of our shareholders, Bridgepoint, we are confident now is the time to invest in our future.

“The investment and developments we have announced demonstrate our determination to succeed, to continue to grow and to provide the region with the airport it wants and deserves.”

The airport’s ‘Yorkshire Premier Lounge’ will be enlarged and developed to provide facilities for both business and leisure travellers.


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