Airport News

Extra car parking spaces mooted for Leeds-Bradford

Sun, 06 Jul, 2008

The new owners of Leeds-Bradford Airport have said they will increase long-stay car parking spaces from 2,500 to 3,000.

Bridgepoint Capital, which recently bought the airport, is planning a number of changes, including introducing new flights to the Middle East, Germany and US, reports the Wharfdale Observer.

Aviation development director Tony Hallwood has confirmed the private equity group will spend around £70 million on the airport after paying £145.5 million for it a year ago.

Mr Hallwood told the paper: "We want to make sure Leeds-Bradford International Airport is an airport that Bradford and the whole region can be really proud of."

He also revealed that he wants to increase passenger numbers by two million a year by 2013.

On Wednesday, Pakistan International Airlines launched its first flight from Leeds-Bradford Airport to Islamabad.

The flight will operate every Wednesday and Saturday, providing travel opportunities to tourists and relatives who live in Pakistan or the UK.

Joe Evans

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