Expansion work begins at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds has largest regional economy outside London/South East

Work has begun on a terminal extension project at Leeds Bradford Airport designed to improve passenger experience.

Providing larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, the construction of the extension also aims to improve departure gate facilities, shopping units and food outlets.

The beginning of construction was marked by a visit from Aviation Minister Liz Sugg, who commented: “The development at Leeds Bradford Airport will not only further strengthen it as an important global gateway to Yorkshire, but will also provide passengers with an exceptional travelling experience to and from the region.”

Construction on the airport coincides with government investment of £170m into wider public transport improvements, a new runway for London’s Heathrow airport and the announcement of a high speed rail hub in Leeds.

Liz explained: “Improvements for local communities as well as major infrastructure projects like investment at Leeds station, Northern Powerhouse Rail, HS2 and Heathrow expansion will continue to bring our country closer together, helping people move around more quickly and easily than ever before.”