Leeds Bradford Airport in West Yorkshire, UK, has made major progress on a project to improve passenger experience, Aviation Minister Liz Sugg said.
The minister recently visited the airport to oversee the construction of the main airport terminal building, which is said to be the airport’s biggest investment so far.
The development follows an announcement in September last year, when Leeds Bradford Airport unveiled plans to extend its terminal building to transform the international arrivals process.
The expansion project will focus on providing larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, free seating, better departure gate facilities, as well as more shopping and food outlets, aimed at improving travel experiences for passengers.
Sugg said: “The development at Leeds Bradford Airport will not only further strengthen it as an important global gateway to Yorkshire, but will also provide passengers with an exceptional travelling experience to and from the region.
“Improvements for local communities, as well as major infrastructure projects like investment at Leeds station, Northern Powerhouse rail, HS2 and Heathrow expansion, will continue to bring our country closer together, helping people move around more quickly and easily than ever before.”
To support the growth, the government has already invested more than £170m in wider public transport improvements in the Leeds area.