Leeds Bradford International Airport Unveils Terminal Development Proposals

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has today unveiled a £28m development of its passenger terminal to deliver a step change in the passenger experience at Yorkshire’s gateway as the airport prepares for the next decade of air travel.

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has today unveiled a £28m development of its passenger terminal to deliver a step change in the passenger experience at Yorkshire's gateway as the airport prepares for the next decade of air travel.

The airport has been working with a team of industry leading consultants to deliver significant improvements to the terminal building which presently suffers from congestion, insufficient circulation space and is poorly designed for segregating arriving and departing passengers.  LBIA is now pleased to be able to share the proposed extension plans with its customers and neighbours during November with a series of exhibitions taking place in the local area and at the airport.

LBIA's terminal development proposals reveal a two storey extension to the landside face of the existing terminal, together with important internal modifications to the current building.  Plans include additional space to improve the layout and circulation in the concourse and at check-in, a new and expanded passenger security screening zone, a new departure lounge with a central seating area benefitting from natural light created by a glazed roof, improvements to the domestic baggage reclaim hall and a remodelling of the airside immigration facilities.

This major investment by the airport's shareholders, Bridgepoint, follows their purchase of the airport in May 2007, and delivers their commitment to create ‘best in class' facilities at Leeds Bradford.  Over the next five years some £70m will be invested to enhance and deliver an international airport in which the region can take pride.

John Parkin, Leeds Bradford International Airport's Chief Executive said: ‘Our exciting plans to improve the terminal building will transform LBIA. We will be creating modern, spacious and service focused facilities designed to make the airport easy and convenient to use.  The terminal proposals will also deliver impressive new facilities which will integrate with the existing building sympathetically in scale and design."

"We are passionate in our determination to deliver a passenger experience for the next decade that offers the very best in airport design and service standards for the people of our region.  We will value and look forward to hearing their comments on our proposals as we prepare our planning application."

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