Leeds Bradford International Airport is located just 11km from the towns of Leeds and serves the Yorkshire and Humber regions of England. It is particularly popular with discount airlines offering low cost holidays to Spain and Greece, and as a result, is always very busy. Reconstruction has begun to ease the congestion and by 2016 the airport is expected to be able to host around five million passengers, almost double what it currently sees.
Although the weather conditions in the area often cause flights to be delayed or re-routed, the airport is still a popular thoroughfare, offering good facilities, including a selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the Food Village and a selection of shops including a duty-free outlet, a bookshop and a pharmacy. The airport also offers ATMs and currency exchange facilities in the terminal building, and Internet kiosks and WiFi hotspots are available at various points in the terminal.
Other facilities include lost luggage, airport information, a children's play area, on-site massage facilities, a room for mothers to change their babies and a chaplain. There is a conference room for up to 150 delegates on the first floor of the Arrivals Hall, and the Yorkshire Executive Club offers the use of the executive lounge. The Yorkshire Premier Lounge is also available, at a fee.
To get to and from the airport, there are a number of options including a MetroConnect bus service that runs every 30 minutes to and from both Leeds and Bradford, trains to all parts of the United Kingdom and taxis. International car rental companies offer car hire for those wishing to explore the area at leisure.
There is one budget hotel at the airport, close to the terminal building, and several other hotels are located nearby. Both Leeds and Bradford offer a choice of hotels as well.
- Name: Leeds Bradford Airport
- IATA: LBA
- ICAO: EGNM
- Latitude: 53.8658981323242000
- Longitude: -1.6605700254440300
- Municipality: Leeds
- Country: United Kingdom
- Elevation: 681 ft (208 m) above sea level
- Length runway: 7381 ft (2250 m)
- Width runway: 150 ft (46 m)