Yorkshire's biggest airport has revealed its redevelopment plans to build a multi-million pound, three-storey extension to its terminal building. The extension will accommodate brand-new, larger departure gates, seating areas and new retail and food & beverage outlets.

The new addition is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, however the entire process, including enhancements and re-modelling, is not expected to be finished until summer 2020.

The final phase of the development will include the construction of a new pier, replacing the current passenger walkway with a two storey structure. Arrivals will be located at ground level and departures will be processed at an additional new boarding areas on the first floor.

David Laws, Chief Executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said:  “Work continues to improve our route offering for both business and leisure services and we hope to have more exciting announcements in the near future as we look to open up Yorkshire to new global opportunities. A thriving region needs a thriving airport and we hope the people of our great county will see these latest plans as a real statement of intent as we continue to strive to create an airport Yorkshire can be proud of."

Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, added:"I think the key thing for Yorkshire  and what comes from this announcement is what it will mean for businesses. From a business perspective this is going to open up huge opportunities for business travellers to reach more destinations, significantly increasing the potential for this airport going forwards."

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