Leeds Bradford Airport announces £1.2 million improvement package

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ANOTHER £1.2 million has been invested at Leeds Bradford Airport to improve customer services.

The improvement package includes more car parking and shuttle buses taking passengers to the front door of the terminal building.

The latest development follows the £11 million spent on improving the passenger terminal building in 2012 and part of the work was carried out by Bradford-based contractor PEC.

New car parks and 500 extra parking spaces, along with shuttle buses and a new “airport front door” service came into operation this week at the Yeadon airport. Long stay car park users are being transferred to and from the terminal in new larger buses with extra luggage space and seating.

Improvements to the terminal front layout enable the new car park shuttle buses to drive right up to the terminal front door to drop off and pick up passengers at a new bus stop, just outside the main entrance and under the terminal building canopy - the closest such service of any major UK airport.

The bus route to and from the car park has also been redesigned and shortened to provide faster and more regular services. New bus shelters with colour coded signage also help passengers to easily identify their parking zone. Also, 500 additional long stay car parking spaces have been created to meet increased demand

Inside the terminal, the departures area has been upgraded to provide more space and a new channel to security has been created with the access point separated from the check in areas to simplify the process .

John Parkin, LBA chief executive, said: “I’m delighted to announce additional investment in Leeds Bradford Airport’s facilities .This range of developments will be welcomed by our passengers, offering a more efficient service and an improved customer journey by introducing new car park buses to deliver passengers right to the terminal doors and simplifying the process to security.

“Leeds Bradford Airport has experienced record growth in recent years, it is important that we continually deliver airport improvements to accommodate that growth and provide the best experience for our passengers.”

Contracts for the latest work were awarded to PEC and architects Architek UK Ltd in Huddersfield; as part of the airport's policy of working with local businesses.

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9:55pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Doctorcdaley says...

A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime. Doctorcdaley
  • Score: -1

10:59pm Wed 30 Jul 14

giddykipper says...

Doctorcdaley wrote:
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.
[quote][p][bold]Doctorcdaley[/bold] wrote: A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.[/p][/quote]Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus. giddykipper
  • Score: 1

11:10pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

giddykipper wrote:
Doctorcdaley wrote:
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.
Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it.
Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport.
[quote][p][bold]giddykipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctorcdaley[/bold] wrote: A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.[/p][/quote]Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.[/p][/quote]Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it. Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 4

11:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

arvs69 says...

Papa Smurfs Wig wrote:
giddykipper wrote:
Doctorcdaley wrote:
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.
Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it.
Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport.
That's true. There were no Christian, Catholic or Jewish terrorists. So what was it again in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands... do I need to go on.
This is all about filling the coffers of the owners nothing more at the expense of the fare paying travellers.
What the people of Yorkshire deserve is a full public inquiry on how this was awarded to the current regime and why long term safeguards weren't put in, in the interest of fair competition.
[quote][p][bold]Papa Smurfs Wig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]giddykipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctorcdaley[/bold] wrote: A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.[/p][/quote]Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.[/p][/quote]Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it. Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport.[/p][/quote]That's true. There were no Christian, Catholic or Jewish terrorists. So what was it again in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands... do I need to go on. This is all about filling the coffers of the owners nothing more at the expense of the fare paying travellers. What the people of Yorkshire deserve is a full public inquiry on how this was awarded to the current regime and why long term safeguards weren't put in, in the interest of fair competition. arvs69
  • Score: -5

9:18am Thu 31 Jul 14

Ralph Pootawn says...

Doctorcdaley wrote:
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
Grotty? What're you talking about? It's a lovely little airport and the staff are very polite. Get a job and maybe then you can afford the two quid you absolute scroat.
[quote][p][bold]Doctorcdaley[/bold] wrote: A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.[/p][/quote]Grotty? What're you talking about? It's a lovely little airport and the staff are very polite. Get a job and maybe then you can afford the two quid you absolute scroat. Ralph Pootawn
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

arvs69 wrote:
Papa Smurfs Wig wrote:
giddykipper wrote:
Doctorcdaley wrote:
A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows.
It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.
Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.
Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it.
Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport.
That's true. There were no Christian, Catholic or Jewish terrorists. So what was it again in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands... do I need to go on.
This is all about filling the coffers of the owners nothing more at the expense of the fare paying travellers.
What the people of Yorkshire deserve is a full public inquiry on how this was awarded to the current regime and why long term safeguards weren't put in, in the interest of fair competition.
They own the airport and Bradford and Leeds were paid out for it.
They can charge what they want and not letting cars park outside was for public safety.
The reason why l said Muslim terrorists is because quite frankly they were Islamic or Muslims if you prefer. If they were Catholic then l'd have said so but they weren't.
If you're on about the. Awarding of the taxi contract then they choose who they want, it is their property.
Oh and off subject: Leeds for an arena and we got a water splash.
[quote][p][bold]arvs69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Papa Smurfs Wig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]giddykipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doctorcdaley[/bold] wrote: A grotty little airport where you have to pay £2 to be dropped off someway from the terminal building - a scandal. Amsterdam airport, drop off at the door free, likewise Munich. What the reason is for this no go area are the front God knows. It may be not as convenient but give me a proper airport anytime.[/p][/quote]Agree totally that you should be able to drop off closer to the airport, but It's actually free to drop off/pick up at the airport and stay for up to an hour with free use of the shuttle bus.[/p][/quote]Then go somewhere else then and leave us to it. Making it so you can't park outside the door is thanks to the Muslim terrorists at Glasgow airport.[/p][/quote]That's true. There were no Christian, Catholic or Jewish terrorists. So what was it again in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands... do I need to go on. This is all about filling the coffers of the owners nothing more at the expense of the fare paying travellers. What the people of Yorkshire deserve is a full public inquiry on how this was awarded to the current regime and why long term safeguards weren't put in, in the interest of fair competition.[/p][/quote]They own the airport and Bradford and Leeds were paid out for it. They can charge what they want and not letting cars park outside was for public safety. The reason why l said Muslim terrorists is because quite frankly they were Islamic or Muslims if you prefer. If they were Catholic then l'd have said so but they weren't. If you're on about the. Awarding of the taxi contract then they choose who they want, it is their property. Oh and off subject: Leeds for an arena and we got a water splash. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 1

6:46pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Nabwood says...

The thing that annoys me about the £2 dropoff charge, is that you drive up towards the terminal, then realise you have to pay the £2. If you don't want to, a man is employed to tell you that the road is one way, and that if you attempt to turn around then the footage will be shown to police and you will be prosecuted for driving the wrong way up a one way street. That's extortion.

I'm sure the airport make a few quid from dropoffs, but surely they must see the reputational damage done by it? All the comments so far can talk about is the £2 charge, despite £1.2M in improvements. How much business do they lose? Any business with customer service at its heart would allow free dropoffs without needing to get a shuttle bus (walking distance - fair enough not under the canopy due to terrorism), and without threatening people with the police.
The thing that annoys me about the £2 dropoff charge, is that you drive up towards the terminal, then realise you have to pay the £2. If you don't want to, a man is employed to tell you that the road is one way, and that if you attempt to turn around then the footage will be shown to police and you will be prosecuted for driving the wrong way up a one way street. That's extortion. I'm sure the airport make a few quid from dropoffs, but surely they must see the reputational damage done by it? All the comments so far can talk about is the £2 charge, despite £1.2M in improvements. How much business do they lose? Any business with customer service at its heart would allow free dropoffs without needing to get a shuttle bus (walking distance - fair enough not under the canopy due to terrorism), and without threatening people with the police. Nabwood
  • Score: 0

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