Leeds Bradford International Airport
Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU
To book a flight or find out further information about the airport visit www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
- Leeds Bradford (LBIA) is the 16th largest airport in the UK carrying 2.85m passengers per annum
- LBIA was the fastest growing Northern airport in Summer 2008 recording a growth of 3%.
- Over 2,000 staff presently work at the airport across 30 businesses and it expected that by the middle of the next decade a further 2,000 could be created in Yorkshire as a result of the airport's growth and development.
- LBIA serves and provides air connectivity to 6 of Yorkshire's top 10 exporting destinations; France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands and Italy.
Route Development Strategy
• 2 major thrusts;
a) To deliver increased business connectivity for the Yorkshire region to the commercial centres of Europe.
b) To halt the leakage of traffic (over 3m air journeys per annum) originating from West Yorkshire that presently fly from Manchester Airport.
Airlines operating from LBIA
- 9 major airline brands offer scheduled and charter services from the airport;
- Jet2.com is the largest based airline at LBA flying to 40 destinations serving both leisure and business demand.
- Bmi offer services primarily focussed upon business links both within the UK and Europe.
- Flybe introduced London Gatwick in addition to Southampton, Exeter and Aberdeen services.
- Ryanair recently expanded their operations at LBIA to incorporate European services for the first time introducing Alicante and Girona Barcelona supplementing their successful Dublin operation.
- Eastern Airways, Manx2 and Air South West provide a wide range of multi frequency domestic services linking Leeds to a wide range of other major cities across UK.
- 2008 saw the introduction of direct scheduled services to Pakistan, Islamabad with PIA (Pakistan International Airlines), the airport's first ever long haul scheduled service.
- Thomas Cook and Thomson offer package tour holidays to 20 European holiday destinations. Other tour operators featuring services from LBA include Inghams, Balkan Holidays, Goldtrail, Olympic Holidays and Transun.
Leeds Bradford International's Route Network
- LBIA currently serves over 74 destinations across the UK and Europe.
- 12 Domestic scheduled destinations;
London Gatwick, Southampton, Bristol, Exeter, Newquay, Plymouth, Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast (International and City)
39 International scheduled destinations;
Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Dusseldorf, Krakow, Geneva, Milan, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Nice, Albert, Bergerac, La Rochelle, Avignon, Chambery, Toulouse, Olbia, Salzburg, Barcelona, Girona, Alicante, Murcia, Almeria, Malaga, Tenerife, Palma, Ibiza, Menorca, Faro, Dublin, Islamabad, Rhodes, Crete, Dubrovnik, Dalaman, Larnaca, Paphos, Sharm El Sheikh.
- 17 Charter destinations (in addition to serving 14 of the scheduled destinations listed above)
Monastir, Las Palmas, Bodrum, Malta, Zante, Corfu, Innsbruck, Bourgas, Fueteventura, Lanzarote, Jeddah, Medinah, New York, Rovaniemi, Enonteko, Barbados and Miami.
- Scheduled flights to 7 capital cities from LBIA;
London Gatwick, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, Islamabad, Dublin.
- 24 Countries are available with direct flights across LBIA's scheduled and charter route network;
France, Germany, Holland , Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Malta, Switzerland, Finland, Cyprus, Sardinia, Bulgaria, Tunisia,Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, USA, Barbados.
- 7 New scheduled routes have/or will commence in 2009 are:
London Gatwick, Sharm El Sheik, Dubrovnik, Rhodes, Larnaca, Newquay, Albert.
Building a better airport for you:
Bridgepoint Capital purchased Leeds Bradford International Airport in May 2007 and is now planning to invest £70m over the next five years in upgrading the facilities to make the airport an international gateway that the region can feel proud of.
Proposed Terminal Improvements:
The proposed improvements to the terminal building provide an opportunity to create improved access for passengers alongside offering a striking external design in keeping with a major international airport.
Leeds Bradford is proposing a two storey extension to the landside face of the existing terminal alongside internal modifications to the current building. These improvements will mean that passengers will experience a more comfortable layout of facilities that will make a journey through the terminal building easier. Critically the proposals will deliver new facilities which will integrate with the existing building sympathetically in scale and design.
The proposed extension provides for:
Additional terminal space at ground floor level in check-in hall A to improve the layout and circulation space in the concourse and at check-in.
A new expanded passenger security screening zone will be centrally located in the new development improving access from both check-in halls.
Self service check-in facilities will be provided, the information desk will be more prominently located and additional space will be provided at the boarding gates.
The domestic baggage reclaim hall will be remodelled and additional toilet facilities will be provided for the landside concourse.
The proposed extension will provide:
A new departure lounge with a central seating area benefitting from natural light created by a glazed roof area.
A selection of retail facilities will surround this central area providing a relaxed environment for passengers whilst waiting for their flight.
The new airside departure lounge will be linked to the existing first floor catering facilities which are presently under utilised.
A single exit to all departure gates will be located at the eastern end of the new departure lounge.
Re-modelling of the airside immigration facility.
Leeds Bradford has already made great strides in undertaking transport improvements at the airport over the last few years and investment has been made this year to re-develop the airport forecourt to assist in enhancing access to and from the airport.
Key point include:
37% of passengers at LBIA utilise public transport. Over the last three years this percentage has grown by 8%.
LBIA financially supports the present regular bus services operating from the airport to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.
The remodelled airport forecourt now provides for rapid access to public transport including a dedicated bus lane and real-time information displays are planned.
A £450k programme of local highway improvements is being funded by LBIA and implemented by the council.
The terminal proposals will provide an opportunity to incorporate renewable technologies. Options that will be considered for incorporation into the design include water conservation, solar water heating and rainwater recovery. Improving terminal facilities at the airport will also improve the passenger experience and the attractiveness of Leeds Bradford in discouraging car based journeys to other regional airports, especially Manchester.
For further information visit www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
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