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Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

The Leeds Bradford International Airport is a very large airport that has seen an unbelievable amount of change since its establishment. Its official code is LBA. The airport is located at Yeadon and is the largest airport within Yorkshire, England area. It was the 16th busiest airport in England last year. It is a primarily passenger airline today.


The airport has a long history involving a lot of change. Leeds Bradford International Airport was established as Yeadon Aerodrome in October of 1931. It was created on only 60 acres of land and was original primarily used for training. It was 35 acres larger in size within a matter of 4 years.

The Yeadon Aerodrome, as it was called, was used for military aircraft during the war because of the close proximity to the location where the aircrafts were actually built. After the war, civil flights resumed and the airport began another history of change.

The Leeds Bradford Airport Joint Committee took over in 1959, and the airport took on its current name. Over the next half a century, the airport was expanded and remodeled quite a bit, which included a major setback in 1965 due to a fire that shut the airport down for three years. It reached 1 million annual passengers in 1996.


* General services - bars, restaurants, shopping centers, Wi-Fi services, snack bars
* Religious services - confidential religious services available to anyone traveling
* Reduced mobility accessibility
* Yorkshire Premier Lounge - business facilities, entertainment for children, including gaming consoles


There is an extensive amount of parking at Leeds Bradford International Airport. It varies from a walk that will last you about 30 minutes to one that will last you a little over 5 minutes. There is special parking for handicapped and business passengers, as well as parking assistance for reduced mobility passengers to make their trip that much easier. There is even a car park service that you can take advantage of for a charge.

Surrounding Area

There are many different ways to get to the surrounding areas from the airport. You can take a bike, as the area is very cyclist-friendly, or you can take the train, bus or coach. You can also rent a car or get a taxi to take you where you want to go. There are many places to stay in the surrounding area, and there is much to do.

Leeds Bradford International Airport,
Leeds LS19 7TU,
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: (0)113 250 9696
Fax: (0)113 250 5426
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is situated 18km (11 miles) northwest of Leeds and 11km (7 miles) north of Bradford
Airport code: LBA