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Leeds Bradford Airport is set for a large multimillion pound extension which will give a major boost to the regional economy. The planned extension of their terminal building will transform the current building and provide a higher level of service and amenities to those passing through the airport.

Details of the planned development, which will be a feature of the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference where Leeds Bradford Airport are set to speak, include:

  • Three-storey extension.
  • Transformation of arrivals process – including immigration, customs and baggage.
  • New and larger departure gates.
  • Additional seating areas.
  • New food and beverage outlets.

The new building is set to be completed by winter 2019 – before phase two then begins to integral the building into the existing building to enhance check-in facilities, offer a better customer journey, and more.

David Laws, Chief Executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This new extension will transform the experience for both departing and arriving passengers whilst also adding a ‘sense of place and pride’ throughout the terminal, as we want to play our part in creating a great first impression for inbound visitors. A thriving region needs a thriving airport and we hope the people of our great county will see these latest plans as a real statement of intent as we continue to strive to create an airport Yorkshire can be proud of.”

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “This is fantastic news for Yorkshire, bringing great benefits to both leisure and business travellers as well as the wider economy. David Laws and his team are to be applauded for the positive changes they are bringing to Leeds Bradford Airport. These latest plans are symptomatic of the scale of their vision and overall ambition to make the airport one the whole county can be proud of. Passengers will soon experience an airport truly fit for the 21st century.”


Leeds Bradford Airport will present plans of their future vision for the airport at the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference. They’ll be joining Transport for the North, Network Rail and Leeds City Council on the Infrastructure Session.

Tickets can still be purchased for the event with tickets ranging from £60-150 – click here to purchase. The event takes place in Leeds on the 18th September 2018