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Leeds Bradford Airport sits in Yeadon, about 7 miles northwest of Leeds city centre. It is the largest airport in Yorkshire.
During the Second World War it was used as a shadow factory to build military aircraft. In 1947, civil flights were reintroduced. The airport’s popularity took off in the 1970s when the package holiday became popular with brits. The first holiday charter flight to the Iberian Peninsular from Britain took of from Leeds Bradford Airport in 1976. In 1986, Concorde landed at the airport for the first time, and 70,000
people came to watch the event.
Nowadays you can fly with the following airlines from Leeds Bradford Airport: Aer Lingus, Aurigny, BH Air, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, KLM, Ryanair, TUI Airways, Wizz Air. Many flights have been relocated to Leeds Bradford Airport following the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2022.
Leeds Bradford Airport is home to Jet2’s training base. One of its terminals is reserved solely for Jet2 flights.
Leeds Bradford Airport lies 7 miles from Leeds and about 9 miles from Bradford. It is well connected by road and can be accessed easily from the A1M motorway.
Bus services serve the surrounding towns and cities but have become less frequent since the COVID pandemic.