Leeds Bradford International Airport is located at Yeadon which is about 7 miles northwest of Leeds City Centre in West Yorkshire.
Leeds Bradford Airport Map
The largest airport in Yorkshire, it serves Leeds, Bradford, and the wider Yorkshire region including York, Wakefield and Harrogate. The airport is currently owned by AMP Capital.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is the 15th busiest airport in the UK (2018) 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.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Leeds Bradford Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach/Radar - 125.375, 134.580
Tower - 120.300
Delivery - 121.800
ATIS - 118.025
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 at the outbreak of the Second World War 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.
In 1947, civil flights recommenced and 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. On 2 August 1986, an Air France Concorde charter flight from Paris landed at the airport for the first time; an estimated 70,000 people were drawn to the airport to catch a glimpse of the supersonic airliner. Occasional Concorde charter flights using British Airways aircraft continued until June 2000.
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 until November 2013 when it moved to Nostell. 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. On 4 May 2007, Bridgepoint Capital acquired the airport from Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees councils. In November 2017, Bridgepoint Capital sold the airport to AMP Capital who own several other airports around the world. AMP plans to expand the airport, improve the customer experience and secure more business flights.
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
Thanks to connecting bus services with train stations in Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, national train travel to and from Leeds Bradford Airport is very accessible.
Leeds Train Station has the most platforms in the north of England making regular, nationwide services widely available.
Bus services run daily from early morning to late evening, including weekends and bank holidays. FLYER buses are fast and direct, from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, run by Transdev.
The official taxi partner 'Arrow Cars' operates an easy to book taxi drop off and pick up service right on the terminal front at Leeds Bradford Airport.
• Car Parking
• Drop off & Pick up