LBA reveals plans for terminal extension

A multimillion-pound terminal extension is to be built in the next phase of Leeds Bradford '¨Airport (LBA)'s redevelopment plan, it has been revealed.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:57 pm
The plans were revealed by LBA chief executive David Laws, with Susan Hinchcliffe, chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and Henri Murison, director of Northern Powerhouse Partnership. (S)

The three-storey building will house a transformed international arrivals process, including immigration, baggage reclaim and customs, as well as larger departure gates and new shops and food outlets.

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Once the new building is completed towards the end of 2019, work will start on re-modelling the existing terminal building by summer 2020.

As part of its plans, the airport is inviting local people to contribute to its future development. In addition to a three-week consultation period, LBA will be hosting a drop-in event at the Britannia Hotel in Bramhope on September 27.

LBA chief executive David Laws said: “A thriving region needs a thriving airport and we hope the people of our great county will see these latest plans as a real statement of intent as we continue to strive to create an airport Yorkshire can be proud of.”