Leeds Bradford International Airport is located at Yeadon which is 6.9 miles northwest of Leeds City Centre in West Yorkshire.
The largest airport in Yorkshire, it serves Leeds, Bradford, and the Yorkshire region including York, and Wakefield. The airport is currently owned by Bridgepoint Capital.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is the 16th busiest airport in the UK and also the highest in England at 681ft elevation.
The airport contains a memorial to its wartime heritage in the shape of a 609 Squadron Memorial.
Leeds Bradford Airport - Wiki Commons - M. Taylor
These two flight trackers above from www.flightradar24.com and www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport display the current position of aircraft over the UK with details of the type of aircraft, airline, flight number, registration, route, destination, altitude, and speed.
The Google map on the right shows an aerial view of the Airport and road map.
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Leeds Bradford Int. Airport
Opened as Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome (Yeadon Aerodrome) in 1931, and operated by Yorkshire Aeroplane Club on behalf of Leeds and Bradford Corporations. The aerodrome was expanded in 1935.
Civil aviation ceased in 1939 and Avro built a factory to the north of the aerodrome to produce the Lancaster bomber, Bristol Blenheim, Anson, York, and the Lincoln. Two runways were built as well as taxiways, and extra hangars. The site became important for military aircraft testing.
It became a civilian airport in 1947 and gained an Aero Club. In 1953, Yeadon Aviation Ltd was formed to run the airport and Aero Club. A new runway opened in 1965 and the terminal building was destroyed by fire but replaced in 1968. By 1984, the runway was extended, a tunnel built to take the A658 under the runway, and the terminal building redeveloped. Transatlantic flights could now take place.
Work on the terminal building has been taking place since 1996 making it significantly larger with more facilities. From 2000, the airport has been the base for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. In 2005, the original runway was closed and redeveloped as a taxiway and extra apron space. In-depth plans were announced to expand the airport terminal in 2008.
Getting to Leeds Bradford Airport
The airport is signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yokrshire section of the A1. The Sat Nav postcode is LS19 7TU.
The two nearest railway stations are Guiseley and Horsforth.
You can connect to Leeds Bradford Airport by taking advantage of the bus services that link the airport with the major rail hubs of Leeds & Bradford train stations.
A whole range of bus services make it quick and convenient to get to the airport, running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and bank holidays. Bus services that link the airport include services 737 and 747 to Bradford operated by Centrebus.
Arrow Private Hire taxis are immediately available at LBA outside the main terminal.
Long stay, Mid Stay, Short stay, Drop-off, and Business car parking is available. More information on car parking can be found on the official website.
Local hotels for Leeds Bradford International Airport.