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Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport
Airport information
IATALBA
ICAOEGNM
Airport typePublic
OwnerBridgepoint Capital
OperatorLeeds Bradford International Airport Limited
ServesWest and North Yorkshire
LocationYeadon, West Yorkshire, England
Elevation208 m (681 ft)
Statistics2010
Passengers2755110
Passenger change 09-10(+)7.0%
Aircraft Movements52284
Movements change 09-10(-)2.8%

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Leeds Bradford International Airport is located at Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, 6 NM northwest of Leeds city centre itself. It was opened in October 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, It serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region including the cities of York and Wakefield, and is the largest airport within Yorkshire. The airport was in public ownership until May 2007, when it was sold for £145.5 million to Bridgepoint Capital.

Leeds Bradford has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P800) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flight training. The airport is also the highest in England at an elevation of 681 ft. By the number of passengers handled in 2010, Leeds Bradford was the 16th busiest airport in the UK.


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