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Express by Holiday Inn Leeds City Centre
Cavendish Street & Kirkstall Road
Leeds, LS3 1LY GB
Crowne Plaza Leeds
Leeds, LS1 4DL GB
Express by Holiday Inn Armouries
Leeds, LS10 ILT GB
Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth
Leeds, LS25 1LH GB
Holiday Inn Wakefield M1
Queens Drive Ossett
Leeds, WF5 9BE GB
Holiday Inn Brighouse
Brighouse, HD6 4HW GB
Holiday Inn Harrogate
Harrogate, HG11XX GB
Express By Holiday Inn Bradford City Centre
Leisure Exchange Vicar Lane
Bradford, BD1 5LD GB
Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds, LS16 9JJ GB
Mercure Leeds Parkway
Leeds, LS168AG GB
Bradford, BD1 5SH GB
The Queens Hotel A Qhotel
City Square -west Yorkshire
Leeds, LS1 1PL GB
Novotel Leeds Centre
4 Whitehall Quay
Leeds, LS1 4HR GB
ABOUT LEEDS BRADFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Leeds Bradford International Airport is located in the Yorkshire region of England. It is the English airport located at the highest elevation in the country resting at 681 feet above sea level. It is the only commercial airport in Yorkshire and provides passenger services to the cities of York, Leeds, Wakefield, and Bradford. It is a moderately sized airport that primarily flies to destinations in England, Ireland, and Europe.
Leeds Bradford International Airport was originally called the Yeadon Aerodrome. It was founded in 1931 and starting running weekly flights a few years later to London and Edinburgh. The Yeadon Aerodrome was commissioned by the English government for use during World War II. An aircraft manufacturing facility was constructed a short distance away from the main runways. A single new path was built connecting the manufacturing facilities with the aerodrome.
It was during this period that a significant expansion occurred at the site adding new storage hangars and additional runways in order to accommodate military flights. The 609 Squadron of bombers was stationed at the base for several years. The Royal Air Force (RAF) eventually turned the airport into a training center for military pilots and a service station for bombers. A memorial to the 609 Squadron stands in the airport today.
After the war, the airport was returned to public ownership. Over the next 20 years, the airport started to add more regular flights to increasingly distant locations. This included flights into Germany. Another new runway was constructed during this time. In the 1960s, the main terminal was consumed by a fire and then rebuilt a few years later.
During the 1970s, the Leeds Bradford International Airport started a construction project that would overhaul the entire location. This occurred because of the increasing popularity of flying. By 1984, upgraded runways had been constructed allowing the airport to be classified as a regional entity. The bigger runways finally allowed larger commercial airliners to land and take off from the location. In the following years, planes like the Concorde would land on the runways as well. The first transatlantic flights were launched from the runways in the 1980s making Leeds Bradford International Airport an attractive destination for smaller airlines.
Leeds Bradford International Airport was always a publicly owned facility under the ownership of different regional bodies. In 2007, the airport was sold to a private equity firm after almost doubling the number of passengers moving through the terminals each day. The result of this sale was a change in some of the future construction plans for the airport. This caused some controversy because the new plans from the private equity firm were different in some areas than the plans that were previous approved by the public council in Leeds. The new plans were eventually approved anyway.
Construction is currently underway at Leeds Bradford International Airport following a master plan that will take decades to complete. Once the construction has been finished, however, the new Leeds Bradford space will encompass a new set of runways, terminals, and other amenities. The most notable visual change that will occur is a change of colors. The white exteriors of the buildings at Leeds Bradford will be changed to black.