Expansion plans unveiled for Leeds Bradford Airport

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Leeds Bradford Airport, UK, has unveiled the next phase of its redevelopment plans including a multi-million-dollar three-story extension to its terminal building. As well as a transformed international arrivals process, the extension will feature flexible departure gates, larger seating areas and modern retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets.

Once completed in late 2019, works will then commence on re-modeling the existing terminal building to provide a new security central search area, enhanced check-in facilities, and a more intuitive departure lounge layout, with new retail and F&B offers. Work is scheduled for completion by summer 2020.

The final phase will include the construction of a new pier, replacing the current passenger walkway with a two-story structure.

As part of its redevelopment plans, the airport is inviting the people of Yorkshire to take part in a three-week consultation period, including a drop-in event at the Britannia Hotel in the village of Bramhope on September 27.

David Laws, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “These really are exciting times for this airport and we are delighted to be able to now share our plans for phase two of our terminal redevelopment.

“This new extension will transform the experience for both departing and arriving passengers while 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.”

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said, “The airport is already a major contributor to the city region economy and we welcome this significant new investment. It will enhance the experience for existing and new passengers as new routes are introduced. In turn, these will open up additional markets for local businesses.”

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