Leeds Bradford Airport is to start work on a new multi-million pound three-storey extension to its terminal building, scheduled for completion at the end of next year.
It will house a transformed international arrivals area complete with immigration, baggage reclaim and customs. Alterations will also include larger departures gates and seating areas plus additional retail, food and beverage outlets.
The airport will then begin remodelling its existing terminal to provide a new central security search area, enhanced check-in facilities and a simpler journey through to the departure lounge for passengers. This work is expected to be finished in time for the summer 2020 season.
The final construction phase will be a new pier replacing a current walkway. The two-storey structure will house arrivals on the ground floor, with departures processed through additional new boarding gates on the first floor.
David Laws, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This new extension will transform the experience for both departing and arriving passengers whilst also adding a ‘sense of place and pride’ throughout the terminal, as we want to play our part our part in creating a great first impression for inbound visitors.”