‘Wrong time for expansion’ at Leeds-Bradford
has criticised the £28 million expansion plans given the go-ahead this week by
of planning the terminal extension mainly to boost shopping facilities in order
to recoup the £140 million it paid for the airport.
up costs for his company and other tenants.
£140 million to buy it and so will be looking for ways to get that money back.
as a cash generator.
whether we need this extension now.
from the airport. We need to have many more buses from all over the place and
car parking charges should be kept down."
had been "pressurising" tenants about potential higher charges which, if imposed,
could affect Jet2.com’s cut price fares.
passenger numbers and create 2,000 jobs.
a new departure lounge and shops on the first floor.
by Mr Meeson’s comments and said that airlines were among those who had been canvassed.
best regional airport in the UK and boost the local economy."
over as president of Bradford’s chamber of commerce this week.
and very much welcome the fact that they have now approved the plans. A major
conurbation such as Leeds and Bradford needs a proper airport."
had been passed by the narrowest of margins.
but was the dominant low-cost operator jet2. Ha ha.
the market for £150m on the basis of achieving 7mppa by 2015, that they will be
lucky to get half that, and now have to spend another £25m on a new terminal in
a falling market. So therefore their business plan is in tatters, LBA will be
down to 2.5mppa this year and next, and carbon emissions are reducing – for the
to the councillors about their officers – who fixed the application assessment
– that they got this one completely round their necks
6:45pm Fri 24 Jul 09
Went last week to pick a passenger up from a flight it cost me £3.50 in carpark
charge to do so!
Apparently they think you can do this in less than 10mins.
I think LBA should be re-named Robin Hood, unfortunaly I think that name is in
David Crocket, Bradford says…
7:05pm Fri 24 Jul 09
why they call it a international airport.
8:04pm Fri 24 Jul 09
UK & abroad for customer service. Internally the building is filthy (check
windows on arrivals corridor), the staff at security screening are mostly the
rudest that I have encountered, hardly ever smile or say please & thank you
and treat passengers more as criminals than customers. The car park charges are
an absolute scandal. restaurant food quality is very poor and extremely expensive.
The airport is tied into to some kind of contract with one taxi firm, who can
hold fares to ransom. If I had an alternative i would certainly use it.
8:40pm Fri 24 Jul 09
at a loss as to why they call it a international airport.
Errr because they fly to international destinations?
Yeh, well maybe you don’t fly much, but most of what was advertised in the past
by LBA, you had to go to Manchester to catch the flight, maybe its changed?.
9:30pm Fri 24 Jul 09
cleaner than they are now which I can never understand how health and safety never
put a closure notice on the air port, its absolutely filthy mind you having said
that wasnt much better when it was by the council…international my……
11:14pm Fri 24 Jul 09
planes for them to watch take off n land we seen 1 jet2.com in 3 hours the other
5:40am Sat 25 Jul 09
to the car parks. What it needs is a rail link from both leeds and bradford. This
should have been part of the plan paid for by the airport company. Its ok having
new smart terminals but if you can’t get their with the increased numbers of passengers
expected, without gridlock, why go to LBA? Also, LBA car parks are the most expensive
of the northern airports for short stay visits. Come on, be reasonable, it cost
me £2.50 for 12 minutes the other night.