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Delayed at Leeds Bradford Airport?

About the Airport

Known as the Yeadon Aerodrome during its initial years, the Leeds Bradford International Airport was open to public in 1931. Under public ownership until May 2007, the airport was sold to major international private equity group Bridgeport Capital. It is currently a base for Jet2, British Airways, Flybe, Monarch Airlines and Ryanair, with Thomas Airways operating seasonally from the airport. These airlines service various domestic and international destinations, including Dublin, London, Alicante, Amsterdam and many more.

This airport has a very rich history, playing an important role in World War Two. Civil aviation from the aerodrome ceased to exist once the war began in 1939, enabling several military aircrafts to use the location as a base. During this time, the north area of the aerodrome was selected for an aircraft “shadow” factory, and skillfully camouflaged to completely hide the site from air traffic. At the commencement of the war the aerodrome recommenced civil routes and was renamed to the current title.

Over the years, the airport witnessed a great deal of structural modifications and additions, including runways, taxiways and so on. This airport has seen at least three significant runway mishaps or accidents during its lifespan. During the 1985 monsoons, a British Airtours aircraft faced a minor runway mishap as the flight overran the runway length at the time of its landing. With no major casualties, the incident left some of the crew members and passengers to deal with minor injuries. Tragedy struck in 1995 as well when an aircraft, still in flight, entered into a dangerous, uncontrollable spiral dive and crashed into a farmland, killing all twelve passengers. The airport faced another accident in the year 2005 when an aircraft encountered a brake malfunction.

Delays and other Passenger Woes

The three busiest routes to and from the Leeds Bradford International Airport are flights to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Alicante, all in Spain. Amsterdam is the next most popular route, with Dublin coming in at number five. Whilst the airport has low flight delay numbers, it is important for flight passengers to always be aware of their entitlements and rights before boarding a flight. Flight delays and cancellations have the ability to greatly inconvenience passengers, and if passengers are not aware of their rights they can miss out on the compensation they deserve. If your flight is delayed more than 3 hours, you may qualify to receive compensation

What is Flightright

Flightright helps passengers claim their compensation for delayed and cancelled flights. Our law experts will do all the work for you to receive your compensation. The Flightright website lists passenger rights and powers according to EU regulation, as well as having an exhaustive list of frequently asked questions. A lack of knowledge of one’s rights and privileges often makes people settle for less, and not demand for what has been promised or what is rightfully theirs. Flightright seeks to set that right.

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Delay, cancellation, overbooking or missed connection flight? You are entitled to:

Short distance up to 1500 kmMedium distance up to 3500 kmLong distance from 3500 km
e.g. London – Edinburghe.g. London – Athense.g. London – Tokyo

What rights do I have?

Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively.


What to do when delayed?

  • gather information
  • Take photos
  • You are entitled to vouchers
  • Keep documents from the airline, such as letters, tickets, vouchers
250 €
3H Delay
400 €
1,500km – 3,500km
3H Delay
600 €
> 3,500km
3H Delay


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