iniBuilds’ Leeds Bradford Airport (EGNM)

A tale of two cities

This latest scenery from iniBuilds is based on an airport in West Yorkshire, northern England, situated approximately seven miles northwest of Leeds city centre and nine miles northeast of Bradford’s city centre, so roughly between the two cities it’s named after. I’m talking about Leeds Bradford Airport (EGNM). It was opened in 1931 when it was known as Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome or Yeadon Aerodrome because the town of Yeadon is its closer physical location.

Jet2 Airlines has its own hall in the Leeds Bradford Airport.
Jet2 Airlines has its own hall in the Leeds Bradford Airport. Joe Lavery

At an elevation of 681ft, it’s the highest airport in England, handling nearly four million passengers in 2023, which makes it the 15th busiest airport in the UK. This was primarily due to the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport when Wizz Air and TUI Airlines transferred their flights to Leeds Bradford.

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