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Take-off for Leeds Bradford Airport improvements

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Major new improvements have been unveiled at Leeds Bradford Airport.

New car park shuttle buses and an airport front door service are part of the site’s latest £1.2m investment to help boost customer facilities.

Improvement works to the terminal front layout are set to help new car park shuttle buses drive up to terminal front to drop off and pick up passengers at a new bus stop.

Long-stay car park users will also be able to transfer to and from the terminal in new larger buses with extra luggage space and seating.

New bus shelters with colour coded signage, which were officially opened yesterday, will help passengers easily identify their parking zone.

The investment also sees improved security facilities to ease access and create more space for people flying in and out of the city.

A further 500 long stay car parking spaces have also been created as part of the improvement scheme - it comes just two years after the £11m passenger terminal development was created.

John Parkin, chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, praised the new facilities which are now operational.

He said: “I’m delighted to announce additional investment in Leeds Bradford Airport’s facilities.

“This will be welcomed by our passengers, offering a more efficient service and an improved customer journey by introducing new car park buses to deliver passengers right to the terminal doors and simplifying the process to security.

“Leeds Bradford Airport has experienced record growth in recent years, it is important that we continually deliver airport improvements to accommodate that growth and provide the best experience for our passengers.”

Contracts to carry out the work were awarded to local contractors PEC, which is based in Bradford, and they were designed by Architek in Huddersfield.

 

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