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Airport Guide - England - Leeds-Bradford
Leeds-Bradford Airport is one of the main entry points to the north of England for both domestic and international flights and is located in Yeadon, just outside the city of Leeds, Yorkshire.
Leeds-Bradford Airport is the largest airport in the county of Yorkshire and a major hub for both business and leisure travellers, with close to three million air passengers making their way through the airport each year.
Leeds-Bradford airport is well served by low-fares airlines as well as by holiday charter operators and by other major airlines such as British Airways. There are flights to 75 destinations - including to nine UK airports - namely Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Bristol, Dublin, Isle of Man, London Heathrow and Southampton, as well as to airports in 30 countries worldwide. Furthermore, there are worldwide connections via Amsterdam, Brussels and Heathrow via the airlines KLM, BMI and British Airways respectively.
Leeds-Bradford Airport has decent public transport links and is easily accessible by car. The nearest major railway stations are Leeds and Bradford and regular direct bus services run from the rail stations to the airport. Located between the major conurbations of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, bus and coach services run regular services to the airport, while the A1, M1 and M62 roads provide easy road access to the airport. There is ample parking at the airport and parking spots can be pre-booked at a reduced rate via the airport`s official website. Passengers arriving at Leeds-Bradford airport will find abundant registered taxis at the airport, while car hire, currency exchange, tourist information and wireless internet access are available.
Leeds-Bradford Airport has a good range of facilities for travellers, including several bars and restaurants, Duty Free shops and other stores selling everything from high fashion to holiday essentials. There are airside conference facilities for business travellers and the Premier Lounge is a comfortable space for Business Class and First Class travellers to relax as they wait for their flight. The lounge includes access to a complimentary bar, complimentary snacks, newspapers and magazines, free high speed Wi-Fi access and games consoles. Access to the lounge can be pre-booked at a charge by travellers with standard tickets.
Disabled access at Leeds-Bradford airport is good, with wheelchair access available throughout and staff on hand to offer extra help where needed. There are dedicated Blue Badge parking spots located at various points at the airport.
Leeds-Bradford airport is popular not only with Brits looking for a break from the cool climate of the north of England, but also with business travellers heading to the well-established conference and convention facilities at nearby Harrogate and in the cosmopolitan city of Leeds. International tourists head here to discover beautiful Yorkshire, with its stunning open countryside and historic cities such as York, with its magnificent Minster. Those arriving at the airport late at night or setting off from the airport very early in the morning can take advantage of several hotels located in very close proximity to the airport itself, while Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and the surrounding area are awash with accommodation options that range from chic boutique hotels and cosy guest houses to large-scale business hotels. Online travel search providers such as secrethotels.org are a good place to find hotels to match your needs, tastes and budget.
Code: LBA / Elevation: 208 m / Address: Leeds LS19 7TU, United Kingdom / Phone: 0871 288 2288