Leeds Bradford to reveal expansion plans
application to Leeds City Council. The initial expansion proposals are part of
a £70m package.
improvements to the existing terminal and a new two-storey extension. Changes
will be made to the immigration area to provide a larger queue area, more desks
and support offices, and an enlarged security search facility. The re-organisation
of the domestic baggage reclaim hall will increase circulation space and improve
space for the coach gate hold room.
2,300 sqm will be provided at ground-floor level to improve the concourse, check-in
and security facilities, and 2,300 sqm at first-floor level to provide a departure
lounge and retail link.
Leeds Bradford Airport to unveil scheme for terminal extension
new jobs to the area is to be unveiled next week.
be discussed in a series of open meetings before the submission of a planning
application to Leeds City Council.
prior to the public consultation, but they confirmed that the initial expansion
proposals would cost around £28m and would be part of a £70m package.
improvements to the existing terminal and a new two-storey extension.
more desks and support offices, and an enlarged security search facility.
space and improve space for the coach gate hold room.
2,300sqm will be provided at ground-floor level to improve the concourse, check-in
and security facilities, and 2,300sqm at first-floor level to provide a departure
lounge and retail link.
the airport was bought by European private equity firm Bridgepoint for £145.5m.
saw a record 345,000 passengers pass through the terminal – the highest number
the airport had experienced in a single month and a five per cent increase on
with a total of 1,277,752 passengers passing through the airport between May and
August, making the airport one of the fastest growing in the UK.
City Council’s North West (Outer) Area Committee on Monday.
economy of the region, facilitating commerce and tourism and providing both direct
and indirect employment."
to provide passengers with a good standard of facilities.
and reduce the delays and congestion currently experienced, particularly at peak
are vital in maintaining the airport’s competitiveness, so that it can compete
with rival airports such as Newcastle, Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool.
The continued success of the airport provides considerable benefits to the local
and regional economy."
the decision of LBIA to expand their terminal facilities in order to deal with
increased passenger numbers must be regarded as good news.
1,000 extra jobs. That could mean another 2,000 jobs in our area by 2013, for
a growth from 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 passengers.
in other industries, but there must be room for some doubt as to whether the growth
is achievable in the economic climate that is likely to exist over the next few
years – and with what seems to be an increasing concern about the environmental
impact of air travel.
access to a wide range of travel destinations. Even at 5,000,000 passengers a
year, LBA would be small by comparison with airports like Manchester.
by LBA, Metro and local authorities to increasing public transport access to the
airport; complete opposition to scruffy off-site car parks with mini-buses plying
their trade back and forth.
– it’s important to remember that central government gave their blessing to the
expansion of the airport back in 2003. Once the economic crisis is over, the Leeds
City region will need strategic support from government for infrastructure improvements
of the kind that have already been achieved elsewhere."