More than just an airport
Back in the day you wouldn’t be starting your holiday from Leeds Bradford Airport, you would be flying off to sunnier places from Leeds & Bradford Municipal Airport.
That’s right, before this friendly airport took its well established name, it was operated by the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club.
It has since become the 15th busiest airport in the UK with over 3.5 million passengers, two check-in halls, two air bridges and 24 aircraft stands.
If you’re an aspiring pilot, you’ll be happy to know that Leeds Bradford Airport is also the home to Multiflight, a flight training and aircraft engineering organisation.
Dream destinations and amazing airlines
When the holiday season strikes it can be difficult to know where to kick start your next adventure, but with 40 countries to choose from you can go all over the world.
It won’t be hard to find a cheap holiday from Leeds Bradford Airport, especially because they work with experts in package holidays such as TUI.
You could island hop the Caribbean or head on a cultural exploration of Croatia. No matter where you’re off to, you’ll be relaxed knowing your flights, accommodation and transfers are taken care of.
Start your holiday early with Leeds Bradford Airport
Once you’ve checked yourself in at the airport, you can check-in on Facebook with the free superfast Wi-Fi. For a small regional airport it sure does pack a punch with all your favourite stores, tasty eateries and places to escape.
After a whopping £28 million was spent to develop the terminal, there’ll be enough to keep you occupied so those few hours before departure will feel like minutes.
You’ll be boarding the plane before you know it, spending your time exploring every inch of World Duty Frees’ fragrances, beauty products and spirits.
You may even be lured in by some high street front runners along the way, from your fashion must haves in Fatface to your Leeds United FC sporting goods.
And just because you’re heading on an All Inclusive holiday from Leeds Bradford Airport, doesn’t mean you don’t need some extra cash. That’s why they’ve supplied you a Travelex kiosk to ensure you can purchase worldwide currencies.
This helpful airport also has a Boots at hand just in case you forget those all-important travel essentials.
Once you get a good whiff of Burger King after passing through security, it’ll be hard to say no. But with The Saltaire Bar and Eatery just outside World Duty Free, the temptation is everywhere.
Gutted about missing the F1 race or FA cup final? The Sports Bar has all major matches ready on the big screen, just grab a pint and enjoy!
Treat yourself to a couple of hours in the Yorkshire Premier Lounge for those added extras. Get your trip off to the perfect start with a delicious snack menu, speciality teas, fresh coffee and premium alcohol beverages, all in a peaceful space.
How to reach Leeds Bradford Airport
Finding your way to Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the easiest parts of your holiday. It’s well signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1, M62 and the Yorkshire section of the A1.
You can’t get lost using your trusty sat nav, just pop in postcode LS19 7TU and it’ll take you directly to the airport grounds where you’ll find directions to the CCTV operated car park of your choice.
Spoil yourself and opt for the meet and greet hassle-free parking, where one of the handy airport staff will park your car for you and have it ready on your return. Not to mention you’re only a matter of minutes away from the terminal.
If you’ve booked a spontaneous last minute holiday from Leeds Bradford Airport, you can opt for the premium short stay which includes Fast Track options to ensure a speedy experience through security.
If you don’t mind taking a five minute shuttle bus to the check-in desks, the long stay area is a great option. Take full advantage of the one hour free parking zone which is situated in the mid stay car park, only three minutes away from the airport doors, ideal for those of you dropping off or picking up.
If you live close by then public transport could be the best choice for you. Leeds Bradford Airport is located between Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, which is easily accessible by a range of bus services, running from early morning to late evening.
You’ll need to look out for the 757 route operated by Yorkshire Tiger, which will then take you directly to the airport. You can catch this bus from Leeds Bus Station, Leeds Railway Station, Bradford Railway Station and Harrogate Railway Station, making travelling by train convenient too.
Staying close to airport grounds
Although Leeds Bradford Airport doesn’t have a hotel situated right on the airport grounds, you’ll find plenty of relaxing hotels and B&Bs surrounding the airport.
It’s the perfect excuse to avoid that morning manic rush or to make your holiday last that little bit longer. And just to top off that great night’s sleep, you can stay in the Britannia, Mercure, Travelodge and Chevin Country Park and your parking included in the price.
You may not be a matter of feet away but you’ll still only be a quick drive down the road. Your stress-free holiday starts here and you won’t be disappointed.