Leeds Bradford (LBA) Airport

Leeds Bradford LBA Airport Overview

Leeds Bradford International Airport LBA serves England's city of Leeds and is Yorkshire's largest airport. Bridgepoint Capital is its sole owner and operator.

LBA Airport is located at Yeadon (within the metropolitan district of Leeds), in West Yorkshire, and northwest of Leeds City, accessible via a new road link connecting to motorway 65, and then to A658.

With one runway and an estimated 3 million passengers a year, Leeds Bradford International is served mainly by low-cost airlines Ryanair & Jet2.com, and a few regular international airlines, offering direct flights throughout Europe with connections worldwide, and by charter companies Thomas Cook and Thomson Air offering seasonal vacation destinations.  The current hub services include Heathrow, Amsterdam, Dublin & Barcelona.
The 12-months period Aug.2015 - Sept.2016 accounted for 3.5M passengers.

It is recommended that you check in for domestic flights 90 minutes prior to sheduled depature, for European flights 2 hours before, and for international flights three hours before.

The newly upgraded passenger terminal can accommodate up to 4.4 million passengers a year. It has large departure lounge, new food & drink establishments, a major walk-through tax & duty-free store, and added retail concessions.
    The ground level for arrivals & check-in houses at its left end Check-In Hall A with counters A1-A26, Airport & Airline Info counters; domestic arrivals in the center; followed by International Arrivals with nearby Travelex, ATM cash machine, rental car desks, food & drink;  and at the right end Check-In Hall B with check-in counters B40-B55 and an airline info counter.
    The first level for Departures
houses a large departure lounge with a glass roof,  and houses Food & drink & duty-free concessions; Travelex & ATM cash machines, lounges,  and access to gates 8 - 10.  NOTE: The departure area has recently been extended & security checkpoint added.
    The ground level for Departures, with some concessions, offers access to gates 1 - 7

Airport Lounges:

- The Servisair business lounge in the departure hall is available to all passengers at a fee.
- The Yorkshire Premier Lounge - which has a choice of separate business or leisure zones -  is available to all passengers at a reasonable fee; groups of more than six persons should call 0844 414 3266 or premier@Ibia.co.uk.

Current and future Airport developments:  Currently,  LBA is making 'significant' investments to the terminal - to be  completed before the 2017 summer season.  This involves terminal front works (a glass frontage),  more light & space on pre-security walkway & check-in areas; changes to departure & arrival gates to improve passenger movement; upgrading restrooms; and add new flooring at pre- and post-security areas.  Passengers' movements will not be disrupted during this period.
The new Masterplan 'Route to 2030' will be published by yearend 2016.



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