Leeds Bradford Airport Guide

Welcome to the Leeds Bradford Airport Guide – the independent resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Airport code: LBA
+44 (0)113 250 9696
12 miles from Leeds
Airport Postcode: LS19 7TU
Leeds Bradford Airport Guide has been developed to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through the airport.

You’ll find a wide range of facilities are available at the airport, including those for business, leisure and support for disabled travellers. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire.

The one terminal at Leeds Bradford Airport sees more than 3 million passengers fly each year, a number that has steadily increased over the last few years.

Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the major access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

Staying at Leeds Bradford Airport? Book a hotel!

Whether you have an early flight or have to stay at the airport during the night, airport hotels are always the best option. Find hotel deals at Leeds Bradford Airport on our hotels page, and start your holiday now!
Staying at a hotel may seem like an extra expense but it can really save you time and money as you will be close to, or even at the airport ready for your flight. This takes away any worry about traffic or issues with transportation.

    Remember, remember the 9th of November….

    ...As the day Leeds saw 6cm of the first winter snow and had to close the airport overnight!

    Thankfully, the efforts of the gritters and ploughs meant that the airport reopened around 9am. The weather has caused 2 flights (one of the destinations being Dublin) to be cancelled as well as various delays on arrival and departure flights.

    The area of Leeds, more specifically surrounding the cross-Pennine length of the M62, was hit with with a bout of snow which caused a number of minor accidents resulting in dramatically slowed traffic.

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    New routes from Ryanair at Leeds Bradford Airport!

    The winter schedule from Ryanair has been extended recently at Leeds Bradford Airport. Flights from the budget airline giant will travel to Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, and Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. This is in addition to the recently added destinations of Faro, Alicante, Krakow, Lanzarote and Tenerife and Gran Canaria and Warsaw, Poland (the last pair being on a 2 a week basis.) The overall additions to Leeds Bradford Airport has risen to 15 new routes with 51 new weekly flights.

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    100 temporary seasonal jobs available at Leeds Bradford Airport.

    The owners of Leisure Airline and Jet2.com, based over at the Yeadon Hub, have recently opened over 100 temporary staff positions at Leeds Bradford Airport. In addition to this, they also aim to open 500 more seasonal staff roles for the summer of 2016 across their seven UK Northern bases, as well as several of their European destinations. Along with its neighbouring package service JEt2Holidays, the airline have been aiming to fill roles for it’s 50 holiday destinations which include; Passenger service agents, cabin crew members, baggage handlers and overseas based holiday reps. HR are expected to be swarmed with applications.

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    Numbers up and losses down at Leeds Bradford

    There was good news for Leeds Bradford Airport a few days ago with the announcement that passenger numbers were up and losses down from last year.

    Passenger numbers increased by 11% to 3.3 million and this in turn led to increased revenue for the airport in the shape of parking charges and retail income from shops and restaurants.

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    Leeds Bradford has new route to Southampton

    Leeds Bradford Airport has just announced the introduction of a new route due to start in 2014. Eastern Airways, the second largest regional airline in the UK, will be flying three times a day between Leeds Bradford and Southampton on weekdays, as well as offering a Sunday afternoon service.

    Not only will the new route benefit people conducting business in Yorkshire or Hampshire, but it will also be convenient for travellers wishing to fly from the north of England to catch a cruise ship leaving from Southampton.

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