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Leeds Bradford International Airport
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Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Bridgepoint Capital
Location Yeadon, West Yorkshire
Elevation AMSL 681 ft / 208 m
Coordinates 53°51′57″N 001°39′38″W / 53.86583°N 1.66056°W / 53.86583; -1.66056 (Leeds Bradford International Airport)
Runway Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,250 7,382 Concrete/Grooved Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Leeds Bradford International Airport is a large airport in West Yorkshire, England. It is in Yeadon, Leeds and near Bradford. The airport was sold to Bridgepoint Capital in 2007. The airport has flights to many other cities including London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona and Prague. It is widely used for both holiday and business flights. Around 3 million people use the airport every year. The number of passengers is increasing each year.

The airline is based at the airport. In August 2009, Ryanair announced they would open a base at Leeds Bradford Airport. Ryan would increase their routes from 3 to 17 from March 2010.


Number of Passengers Number of Movements
1997 1,254,853 26,123
1998 1,406,948 25,615
1999 1,462,497 26,185
2000 1,585,039 29,263
2001 1,530,227 28,397
2002 1,530,019 28,566
2003 2,017,649 29,397
2004 2,368,604 31,493
2005 2,609,638 35,949
2006 2,792,686 37,251
2007 2,881,539 39,603
2008 2,873,321 37,604
Leeds Bradford Airport terminal buildings panorama

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Leeds Bradford para niños

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