UK’s Leeds East Airport opens new FBO


Leeds East Airport, located northeast of the city in Yorkshire, UK, is opening with a new FBO, including a VIP lounge and other facilities, said to be designed to offer international standards of service. The RNP (GNSS) Instrument Approach has been approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and is active from  August 10th . The system improves flight safety and provides a full instrument GNSS approach on runway 06/24.

The airport is located on the site of the former RAF Church Fenton and is four miles southeast of Tadcaster and six miles northwest of Selby. The RAF training facility closed in 2013 and has since then been known as Leeds East Airport. The FBO gives access to the North Yorkshire Moors, Leeds and York and has good transport links to the rest of northern England.

The passenger lounge at Leeds East Airport offers facilities to hold private business meetings within the FBO. Clients of the new FBO will include: private charters, business travellers, football charters, corporations and high net worth individuals. The location of Leeds East Airport means it offers easy access to business and leisure facilities throughout the North of the UK. It has particularly good access for shooting parties wishing for immediate access to the North Yorkshire Moors.

Speaking about the opening of the airport CEO Chris Makin said: “Leeds East Airport is now open for business for full IFR traffic. We have spent time and money to ensure that we can offer the finest facilities to operators and customers travelling to the North of England. The newly approved RNP Instrument approach system means that we offer the highest flight safety standards combined with brand new, state of the art FBO facilities. We look forward to offering a warm welcome to operators and passengers arriving and departing from Leeds East Airport.”


Chris Makin, CEO, Leeds East Airport and Sally Raffetty, its director.