Leeds Bradford International Airport (IATA: LBA, ICAO: EGNM) is located at Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Leeds city centre itself. It was opened in October 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, It serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region including the cities of York and Wakefield, and is the largest airport within Yorkshire. The airport was in public ownership until May 2007, when it was sold for £145.5 million to Bridgepoint Capital.
Leeds Bradford has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P800) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flight training. The airport is also the highest in England at an elevation of 681 ft (208 m). By the number of passengers handled in 2012, Leeds Bradford was the 16th busiest airport in the UK. It is a base for Jet2.com, Monarch and Ryanair. Thomson are seasonally based at the airport.