Leeds Bradford Airport Welcomes NEW Bulgaria Ski Destination Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced it will host a new ski programme to Sofia, Bulgaria, from Winter 2025 with Balkan Holidays, offering access to some of the best ski resorts in Eastern Europe. This new direct flight will depart weekly on Saturdays at 14:45 from Leeds Bradford Airport, with return Sofia flights on Saturdays at 21:05. Skiers and snowboarders can expect excellent slopes, stunning scenery and affordable prices at resorts such as Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo Tickets are on sale now, with more information available at https://www.balkanholidays.co.uk/flight_only/leeds-bradford-airport.html. Tom Holdsworth, Aviation Development Manager at Leeds...
Leeds Bradford Airport introduces improved catering for lounges Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has appointed an international catering operator to provide food and drink services for its lounges. Newly appointed Elior will now serve a wider range of food and drink options from LBA, with a changing seasonal menu and a dedicated team of chefs, providing a wide selection of locally sourced, freshly produced products. Elior staff will now be serving customers and keeping stocks replenished throughout the day in LBA’s Yorkshire Lounge and 1432 Runway Club. Calum McLaren, Divisional Managing Director at Elior (left) and John Cunliffe, Commercial and Strategy Director at LBA (right) celebrate brand new lounge catering services at the Leeds...
Leeds Bradford Airport installs state-of-the-art security technology Security upgrades are now underway at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) with the installation of game changing security infrastructure. The installation of next-generation industry leading Leidos equipment will offer a smoother customer experience enabling passengers to travel through security without the need to remove items from their cabin baggage. LBA expects to have the new equipment in full operation in February 2024. The Department for Transport (DfT) has directed that UK airports must comply with the new passenger and cabin baggage security screening requirements by June 2024. In addition, LBA will see the installation of new body scanners, e-gates and smart...
Leeds Bradford Airport designated Level 3 airport by Department for Transport image: @mdobuk21 Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has been designated by the Department for Transport (DfT) as a Level 3 (Fully Coordinated) airport during the night-time period during British Summer Time. LBA’s application was approved in November following a consultation process conducted by the DfT and capacity assessments by an independent third party. The approval by the DfT means that LBA will be designated Level 3 during the night-time period (2300-0700) during British Summer Time, allowing effective controls that better manage available capacity. Level 3 designation will give LBA and its slot coordinator more effective powers to comply with the...
Leeds Bradford Airport £100m Regeneration Programme Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced over a £100m investment into a vital regeneration of its terminal facilities which will dramatically improve the passenger experience and help unlock economic growth for the region. Approved by Leeds City Council, the work is set to commence in autumn 2023 and is expected to complete in 2026. Farrans Construction has been appointed as the contractor to deliver Phase 1 of the project, the construction of the terminal extension. The regeneration will see a 9,500 sq. mt., three storey extension to the existing terminal, alongside a significant refurbishment of the current terminal building. Passengers will benefit from the creation of...
10 AUG 2023 RYANAIR CELEBRATES 15 MILLION PASSENGERS AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (10 Aug) celebrated carrying it’s 15 millionth passenger at Leeds Bradford Airport. Ryanair first began operating to/from Leeds Bradford Airport in 1989 with its first flight to Ireland West Knock Airport. Since then, the airline has grown to become one of Leeds Bradford Airport’s biggest carriers operating a record schedule for Summer ’23, with over 186 weekly flights across 24 routes, incl. 2 new routes to Porto and Perpignan for Summer ’23, connecting 8 countries with its 3 based aircraft – $300m investment, and supporting over 1,100 local jobs. To celebrate 15 million passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport and its...
Two million passengers have used Leeds Bradford Airport in 2023 Leeds Bradford Airport is celebrating after reaching a milestone for passengers this year. The Yeadon-based site has now seen two million passengers pass through its doors already during 2023. The airport thanked those who have travelled onto a host of destinations from the site during the first seven months of the year. LBA posted on social media: “2,000,000 passengers this year. “We celebrated a milestone in mid-July by welcoming two million passengers flying through LBA in 2023. Thank you for choosing LBA as your airport for unforgettable adventures; we're honoured to be a part of your journey.” These figures also included a total of 448,449 passengers using the...
SunExpress to take off from Leeds Bradford Airport Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced a new partnership with Turkish airline SunExpress Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced a new partnership with leisure airline SunExpress to boost the number of routes to Türkiye in 2024. SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, will operate its inaugural flight from LBA to Antalya (AYT) in March 2024. The airline will offer three weekly flights to Antalya (AYT) throughout the summer season. SunExpress, which has been named the 'World's Best Leisure Airline' by Skytrax, has implemented its largest route and network expansion in the UK this summer. Nicola McMullen, Aviation Director at Leeds Bradford Airport...
Leeds Bradford Airport boosts global connectivity with KLM KLM at LBA Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has announced it will host a fourth daily flight to Amsterdam with KLM. This additional flight is on sale now and will depart every day at 1:20pm from 28th August 2023. This new direct flight is in addition to the three existing KLM flights operating from LBA to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). These depart at 6:20am, 10:05am and 5:20pm. The additional KLM capacity will boost Yorkshire’s access to over 700 destinations worldwide via connections from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, including long haul routes to Asia and North America. Nicola McMullen, Aviation Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This new daily flight significantly...

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