Leeds Bradfords Building Proposal for New Terminal and Flight Times

Official representatives of Leeds Bradford Airport alongside Leeds City councillors have recently revealed Leeds Bradfords building proposal to the general public regarding the construction of a new terminal and an increase of flight times at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Building Proposal

The announcement took place at Parkway Mercure Hotel where they told the public that plans for a new £150 million terminal had been revamped, with printouts suggesting that it would be a “State of the art building, that would significantly improve the experience for everyone”. In the meantime, this extension of the airport has also prompted the proposal of extended flight times from 7am-11pm to 6am-11:30pm.

Building Proposal for New Terminal and Flight Times at Leeds Bradford Airport
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Leeds Bradford Airport lands new documentary on ITV

A brand new documentary all about Leeds Bradford Airport has arrived on ITV as part of a 6 part documentary which was filmed over the summer of 2018, narrated by Hugh Dennis. The show began on Tuesday the 16th of July at 8.30pm on ITV, and introduces viewers to a range of staff on-site at the airport. Continue reading…

Travel Tips: Getting to Leeds Pride


It’s that time of year again, when the sun is shining and the Prides are marching! Leeds Pride is taking place on the 5th of August 2018.

Hoards of people will descend on the city to enjoy live music and performances, the main parade and festival atmosphere. We thought it would be useful to write some special travel tips for the day to help you make the most of it and stay safe.

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New director at Leeds Bradford Airport

A new Aviation Development Director has been appointed at Leeds Bradford Airport, who will make a switch to the site after an 18 year legacy at Newcastle Airport. Continue reading…

Flying Without Fear course comes to Leeds Bradford Airport

Virgin Atlantic are running a full day course at Leeds Bradford Airport in order to help travellers beat their fear of travelling by plane. The company’s Flying Without Fear programme includes a real flight on a commercial aircraft, lasting about 45 minutes. The course looks to take an informative approach with practical activities, focusing around flying facts and developing methods to help passengers keep calm before a journey. Continue reading…

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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A 100 temporary seasonal jobs became 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 jobs 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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