Leeds Bradford Airport is past its sell-by date - YEP letters

LEEDS Bradford Airport (LBA) has gone past its sell-by date.

By Gemma Jimmison
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 6:00 am

Keith Massey, York

What was acceptable post-war and the expansion of air travel from the 1960s is not relevant today.

The airport facilities are virtually third world and a disgrace that it represents two major Northern cities when we are endeavouring to promote the Northern Powerhouse structure for serious future government investment.

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Leeds Bradford Airport

I decided several years ago to exclude LBA from any of my holidays or business travel after some of the worst landings in my life.

My wife was a nervous passenger and I would spend most of the holiday anxiously worrying about the landing conditions regarding high winds – and serious crosswinds – that affect this airfield.

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The airfield is in the wrong place and far too high – and not a penny more should be spent on it. For holidays (though you are restricted) I prefer Doncaster, which is low down, with a superb, long, flat runway, modern terminal and extensive car park facilities and excellent accessibility by motorways, railway and bus connections.

This is the airfield that should represent Yorkshire looking to the future.