Final Leeds Bradford Airport masterplan to be published

Final Leeds Bradford Airport masterplan to be published

The final version of the Leeds Bradford Airport masterplan is now being drafted, after more than 100 re-sponses to the strategic development plan were submitted.

The strategic development plan for the next 15 years at LBA was released in March. Stakeholders were then invited to submit feedback to shape the final Masterplan document, which will be published before the end of the year.

John Parkin, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who submitted feedback during our consultation. The future of LBA will very much help to shape the region’s growth and economy and so it was imperative we heard views from the general public and all interested stakeholders.

“We are now working towards finalising our Masterplan, which we aim to publish by the end of this year.”

The draft Masterplan sets out ways in which the airport will grow and develop over the next 15 years – to an airport carrying 7.1m passengers a year by 2030. This includes:

  • Expansion of the terminal building
  • Investment in terminal infrastructure
  • Expansion of aircraft stands, boarding gates and new taxiways
  • Upgraded airport entrance and commercial gateway development
  • Development of a ‘commercial hub’ and hotel in close proximity to the terminal
  • Rail connectivity linking Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and York, including ‘Parkway’ station
  • Upgraded road access to LBA
  • Public transport and car parking enhancements
  • In total, 103 responses to the draft publication were received. During the consultation, a public meeting was held and information stands were arranged across the Leeds City Region.

    John said: “We are now going to shape our final Masterplan document, taking into account the responses we have received. This will set out the ambitious plans we have for Leeds Bradford Airport, so that we can meet the needs of leisure and business customers wanting to access even more destinations with ease and convenience.

    “Leeds Bradford Airport currently offers flights to 75 direct destinations across 23 countries; alongside offering four hub services which connect to over 100 more. We are one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK, with around 3.5m customers flying through Leeds Bradford Airport a year.”

     

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