Following the formal consultation exercise in 2016, LBA’s ‘Route to 2030 Strategic Development Plan’ was launched on 7th April at the airport during a regional event attended by a group of senior council leaders, councillors and MPs. The Masterplan outlines how the airport will grow and develop to carry a projected 7.1m passengers by 2030.
The Masterplan sets out ways in which LBA will:
- Meet the demand for air travel
- Deliver a great service
- Improve surface transport links
- Expand employment opportunities
John Parkin, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said:
“This Masterplan paves the way for the future of LBA and importantly sets out ways in which we will seek to meet air travel demand in a sustainable way, while contributing significantly to the economy.
“Our vision is to be an outstanding airport, connecting Yorkshire with the world; this document is central to how we will deliver that. We will continue to work closely with the Local and Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnership to ensure that our plans are of shared benefit of the region.
“I would like to thank everyone, including many community groups, for their feedback during our consultation process. We very much look forward to the coming years, in which passengers will see a step change in many areas of our development – exciting times for LBA.”
Key points in the Masterplan include:
- Support for a new road link around the airport between the A658 and A65 with a spur to the airport
- Support for an airport parkway station on the Harrogate-Leeds railway line
- Creation of an ‘Economic Hub,’ with three key components: Airport Village, Air Innovation Park and Air Freight Park – creating further jobs. Further economic analysis is taking place to establish demand for new industrial and office space to establish LBA as an employment hub as well as a transport hub
- Expansion of aircraft stands, boarding gates and new taxiways to maintain efficiency of operational performance throughout LBA’s growth
- Further development of the terminal building, including enhanced retail/food and beverage options in the departure lounge and extra seating in the departure lounge
- How LBA manages environmental matters. This includes new monitoring equipment and working closely with airline partners to reduce any potential impact.
Both documents may be downloaded below: