Leeds Airport Information
Leeds Bradford International Airport (IATA code LBA) is in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, northwest of Leeds itself. It is locally referred to as Yeadon Airport. It serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region and is the largest airport within Yorkshire. The airport was in public ownership until May 2007, when it was sold for £145.5 million to Bridgepoint Capital.
By the mid 1970s the package holiday had become popular in the UK and in 1976 the first holiday charter flight to the Iberian Peninsula departed Leeds Bradford. In 1978, it was decided that, with runway extensions, the airport could be upgraded to regional airport status. Work began in 1982, and was completed in November 1984. The airport also underwent significant extensions and redevelopments to the Terminal building, the first phase of which was opened in 1985.
In August 1986, an Air France Concorde charter flight from Paris landed at Leeds Bradford for the first time, and an estimated 60,000 people were there to see it. Occasional Concorde charter flights, all of which used British Airways aircraft, continued until June 2000.
On November 2008 the early stages of the airport masterplan were clarified, with in-depth detailed plans for the expansion of the airport terminal being published, at an estimated cost of £28 million. The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia.
Airlines using Newcastle Airport include:
- Air Southwest
- BMI operated by BMI Regional
- Eastern Airways
- KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper
- Pakistan International Airlines
This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_Bradford_International_Airport