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Leeds Bradford Airport gets approval for new terminal

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Whilst British Airways appears to have given up on Leeds Bradford Airport, the airport itself sees a positive future.

Leeds City Council approved plans for a new terminal building last week.

The airport had originally proposed to expand its existing terminal, parts of which date back to the 1960s.

Leeds Bradford Airport new terminal building

Whilst this plan had received planning approval, the airport chose to drop it and returned with a fresh plan. This will see a brand new 34,000 square metre building built within the existing airport boundary.

There are, unfortunately, no plans for a major upgrade to the surrounding road and rail infrastructure. This has always been the pinch point for the airport, with many local residents finding it easier to reach Manchester or Doncaster Sheffield.

You can find out more in this PDF brochure. An image of the new building is below.

Comments (69)

  • mvcvz says:

    I am a former resident of north Leeds; probably lived about 15 miles from LBA at the time. I can say with some confidence that – for any number of reasons – it is the most unpleasant commercial airport I have ever had the misfortune to experience. And I am a veteran of multiple airports in India and China. It will have to be one hell of a new terminal to tempt me back there.

  • Jay H says:

    At the risk of sounding stupid…

    I can only see flights 354 days in advance not 355. Am I missing something?

    E.g today I should see Sunday
    13 March 2022

    But I can only book Saturday 12 March 2022?

  • Dmitri says:

    What the point to build a new terminal while infrastructure plan still unclear. Pointless.

  • Ray says:

    Not sure about Hilton not charging resort fees for redemptions, stayed in Key Largo 2 years ago and got charged them for the stay. May have changed since, however they were still showing when I did a dummy booking for later this year.

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