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New terminal still a priority for Leeds Bradford Airport


Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in the UK has released some new CGI images of the proposed new terminal it hopes to shortly receive the green light to build.

The new images show what the new look check in hall, departures lounge and arrivals gate could look like if the complex is approved.

Large glass fronted walls, high ceilings, electronic check in desks and food stalls all feature in the CGIs. If approved, LBA expects construction of its replacement terminal to be completed as early as 2023.

LBA’s plans for a replacement terminal, submitted to Leeds City Council in May 2020, propose the construction of a modern, three floor, 34,000sqm building on an alternative site within the airport’s boundary.

If approved, it claims the new state-of-the-art terminal building would be the most environmentally efficient airport building in the UK and deliver a passenger experience beyond what is achievable in the existing terminal, which has a legacy of several piecemeal extensions over the course of its 55-year history.

Airport chief executive, Hywel Rees, says: “It’s no secret that the current terminal at Leeds Bradford Airport is outdated. Essentially, the airport has only ever had ad-hoc additions made to it over the last five and a half decades.

“The expectations of passengers have rightfully changed exponentially in this time and it is only right that we move to meet them.

“We hope that these images can capture the imagination of passengers old and new, as well as generate a sense of excitement for a project we believe can significantly benefit the region.”

A decision from the Council on LBA’s latest proposal for a replacement terminal is expected in autumn 2020.

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