Leeds Bradford Airport in West Yorkshire in the UK has released its new masterplan, setting forth its proposal for expanding the terminal building, improving rail connectivity and constructing a commercial hub and airport hotel.
The ‘Route to 2030’ Strategic Development Plan (SDP) will be available for public consultation until April 30, 2016, and will replace the previous masterplan set forth in 2005.
Details of the 14-year plan include the construction of a two-story extension to the main terminal building; the expansion of aircraft stands, boarding gates and taxiways; upgrading the airport entrance and developing a commercial gateway; development of a commercial hub and hotel in close proximity to the terminal; rail connectivity linking the cities of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and York, including a ‘Parkway’ station and tram train/light rail options; upgraded road access; and public transport and car parking enhancements.
In the SDP, John Parkin, chief executive for Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “Our vision is to be an outstanding regional airport, connecting Yorkshire with the world. We are passionate about providing a fantastic airport experience for our customers, continually raising standards and exceeding expectations. Central to the achievement of our vision is the need to build on recent investments and continue our growth to support the progress of the region and ultimately maximize the economic benefit our airport can provide as the international gateway to Yorkshire.”