Leeds Bradford hub announces building plan

by William ASTON on December 7, 2011

Leeds Bradford Airport today announced that an £11m building programme will be put in place, in an attempt to improve passenger facilities.

Plans for the terminal, located in Yeadon, near Leeds, will include new shops as well as an expanded departure lounge. Mr John Parkin, the airport’s chief executive, said that the plans are to mark a huge milestone in the hub’s development, while also saying that passengers will notice profound changes whenever they pass through the sole main terminal.

The terminal development is going to provide a 65 per cent increase in space. A covered walkway for all passengers to reach their aircraft from the terminal is also to be introduced. Parkin said that many people living in the region opt to fly from hubs other than Leeds Bradford at present yet he has hopes that the new improvements will help persuade even more into flying from what is their “local” airport.

All in all, almost three million travellers use Leeds Bradford Airport each year as there are direct services to 70 destinations across 22 countries to be taken advantage of. It is estimated that the hub makes a contribution of £98.5m per annum to its region’s economy. The construction will employ over 100 construction workers and will wind-up sometime in summer 2012.

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