Leeds Bradford Airport to welcome new accessibility improvements

Leeds Bradford Airport has announced new improvements to its accessibility as part of the airport’s future redevelopment.

There is currently a lack of proper accessibility at the airport for passengers arriving off of flights. Passengers have to tackle three flights of stairs to reach immigration exit the airport.

This issue has been flagged up a notable amount of times by many elderly passengers who bemoan that three flights of stairs with hand luggage is not acceptable.

A spokesperson from the airport noted to the Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer that this is due to change in the near future.

The spokesperson said: “The airport does try, when it can, to bus passengers from the aircraft to the top end of the terminal where there are escalators and lifts available.

We acknowledge, however, that this is not ideal and there are plans to change the passenger floor to make it more accessible”.

Our aim is to improve the all-round passenger experience including the flow of traffic and the passenger journey both to and from aircraft”.

The airport has noticed that the problem as existed for ‘years’ and aims to make amends.