The airport is to construct a new £12m arrivals hall in order to allow larger aircraft to access the terminal and improve the visitor experience of passnegers upon arriving.
Its bosses say the investment in the three-storey building will be completed by the end of next year and lead to increased levels of inward investment into the Yorkshire region. The contractor for the development work is set to be announced in the next few days and will be required to commit to an apprenticeship programme using local people as part of the deal.
The expansion is part of a three-phase programme from boses to make the airport an international destination.
A recent report from the Department for Transport said it expected Leeds Bradford Airport to be the nation’s fastest growing airport and hit passenger numbers of seven million per year by 2030.
David Laws, chief executive of the airport, said the investment would create “an airport Yorkshire can be proud of” and that he needed a strong terminal to attract new airlines to the airport.
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post