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Pupils run their own airline companies

Students from schools across West Yorkshire gathered to pick up industry skills from British Airways and Leeds Bradford Airport at an ‘airline master class’. Staff from the airline and the airport volunteered their time to share knowledge and wisdom with the participants.

Pupils from Horsforth School with Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s aviation development & marketing director

This year’s master class was hosted at Horsforth School, ex-pupil Sally Beardsworth of British Airways and Beverley Walker of Leeds Bradford Airport returned as industry volunteers to give advice to the students.

15 schools from around West Yorkshire each put forward a team of ten students to take part in the project and develop their business skills first hand. Each ‘company’ was given a virtual budget of £200 million to set up and run their own airline.

Normal service resumes at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport have confirmed that the airport is back to normal after today's stormy conditions wreaked travel chaos.

An improvement in the weather means that the flights are arriving and departing the airport as normal, but bosses are saying that due to the backlog created today, some services may still be delayed.

As ever, customers are advised to check our website to check departure and arrival times.”

Major disruption at Leeds Bradford Airport

A number of flights in and out of Leeds Bradford have been delayed this morning, with some being cancelled all together because of severe winds.

We recommend you contact your airline or tour operator and check the status of your flight before arriving at the airport. You can also check the latest flight information by clicking onto our arrivals and departures page.

– Leeds Bradford Airport


Heroin seized at Leeds Bradford Airport

An air steward has been charged following the seizure of approximately two and a half kilos of heroin at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Border Force officers found the drugs inside baggage that had arrived on a flight from Islamabad in Pakistan.

Syed Shahrukh Shah, 31, from Pakistan, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with the importation of a Class A drug. He did not enter a plea and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance at Leeds Crown Court on 5 December.

Following the seizure by Border Force, the investigation and prosecution are being carried out by the National Crime Agency.

Security scanners to come to Leeds Bradford Airport

The use of special security scanners to detect improvised explosive devices is to be brought to Leeds Bradford Airport as the threat level remains "substantial" with an attack "a strong possibility".

The scanners were put into use at airports including Heathrow in response to the threat to aviation posed by non-metallic improvised explosive devices, such as that used in the attack on Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

In that incident, a 23-year-old Nigerian attempted to ignite an explosive device strapped to his leg by injecting a liquid into it. He was badly burned before being subdued.

Wreath laid at Leeds airport

Rev’d Richard Dimmery with John Mately

Members of the 609 (West Riding) Squadron and their families have laid wreaths to mark Remembrance Day at the Squadron’s two memorial sites in Leeds Bradford Airport.

The airport's Chaplain, Rev’d Richard Dimmery, led the service at the Squadron’s recently-restored memorial, in the departure lounge. The wreaths were laid by 83-year-old John Matley from Morley, Leeds who served in the squadron from 1951-53.

The Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron was formed over 80 years ago and started its flying history at the old the RAF station of Yeadon.

John Mately said; ”It's very important to remember people who have died serving their country and I feel honoured to be able to lay this wreath at this very special ceremony today.”

The Rev’d Richard Dimmery added: “I feel privileged to share this special commemoration with members of the 609 squadron and their families. It was both a poignant and reflective occasion.”

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