Leeds Bradford Airport extension gets approval
Posted on 24 Dec 2018 and read 1502 times
Plans for an extension to the main terminal building at Leeds Bradford Airport have been approved by Leeds City Council.
The two- and three-storey extension will provide significantly larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, improved departure gate facilities, additional retail plus catering outlets and additional free seating.
Part of the airport’s ‘Route to 2030 Strategic Development Plan’, which will see annual passenger numbers increase from four million to seven million by 2030, this is the biggest investment by AMP Capital since it purchased
the airport in October 2017.
Airport chief executive David Laws said: “With the work scheduled to be completed next winter, we are increasing peak-time capacity to deliver a first-class passenger experience and create an airport that Yorkshire can be proud of.
“This will allow us to attract a greater range of airlines and support route development, which in turn will deliver additional international destinations.”
Once the extension is complete, work will commence on re-modelling the existing terminal building to provide enhanced check-in facilities, and a simpler customer journey through the departure lounge, plus new retail facilities.
The final phase will include the construction of a new two-storey pier to replace the current passenger walkway.