Leeds Airport Guide to Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Leeds Airport Terminal Map

Leeds Airport was first opened in 1931 as the Yeadon Aerodrome. Even though, the first scheduled fights weren’t launched until 1935 with the service operated by North Eastern Airways from London to Newcastle, and later on extended to Edinburgh.

Since 1995, the airport went under major works, which lead a significant growth regarding terminal surface and also passengers.

Nowadays, Leeds Airport consists of a single terminal and two airbridges – It is expected that 4 more jetbridges will be added.

The airport served both international and domestic flights within Europe, mostly operated by low-cost carriers. On the other hand, the main terminal is also served by seasonal holiday charter flight companies like Thomas Cook and Thomson Air.


Leeds Airport main terminal is formed by three levels as follows:

- Ground level: Arrivals and check-in. It has two check-in halls: The Check in hall A located in the left (with counters A1 to A26) just used by all airlines, and the Check-in B (with counters B40 to B55) located in the right, exclusively used by Jet2. The domestic arrivals are located in the centre of the terminal, immediately it follows the international arrivals. Services available in this floor: airline information counters, ATMs, car rental booths, food and drink concessions.

- First level: Departures, services and concessions: Retail and duty-free shops, restaurants and bars. This level is divided into the Check-in Halls A and B for the boarding. The check-in for boarding gates B40 to B55 is done in the Hall A, while the check-in for gates A1 to A17 is done in the Hall B, along with a baggage drop. The gates are distributed into two levels.

- Second level: Find in this level boarding gates 6 to 10, among other food and drink concessions.


Leeds Airport is served by the airlines attached below:

- Air Europa.
- Aurigny.
- Aer Lingus.
- Balkan Holidays.
- British Airways.
- Carpatair.
- Flybe.
- Jet2.
- Jet2 Holidays.
- KLM.
- Ryanair.
- TUI.
- Austrian.
- SiAvia.


Leeds Airport is equipped with the following services:

- ATMs
- Car rental booths
- Currency exchange
- Changing places
- Duty-free shopping
- Fast Track Service
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desk
- Pharmacy
- Prayer room
- Smoking area
- Free Wi-Fi connection

Airport lounges

At Leeds Airport there is a single lounge, the Yorkshire Premier Lounge, which is located in the airside. In order to access to the lounge, it is required a prepaid lounge pass.