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It’s Opening Day for the New Boots UK Store at Leeds Bradford Airport

27 February 2017
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The brand new Boots UK store officially opened its doors to welcome its first customers at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) today.


The store opens ahead of a busy summer, where the airport will be full of passengers who will now be able to stock up on any last minute health and beauty supplies after they have passed through security.

The 100m2 store, which is in the departures lounge, stocks a whole range of travel essentials including healthcare, suncare, toiletaries and minatures. It also offers customers and extensive food and drink range, available as part of the Boots Meal Deal, and offers customers deals on 3 for 2 on No7 skincare. For convenience, the Boots Order and Collect Service* is also available from this store, which can be particularly handy for those travelling with limited luggage space to stock up on bulky items like nappies, or for passengers to travel with premium beauty items or gifts.

The Boots UK store has created 12 new jobs in the airport. Darren Fussey, new Store Manager at Boots Leeds Bradford Airport, comments:

“We are thrilled to be a part of an exciting time of redevelopment with in the heart of the airport, and to officially open the doors of our brand new retail unit in partnership with LBA. We believe that we can really make a difference to the healthcare and beauty needs of the community in LBA, including not only the huge number of people who travel from the airport each year, but also its large workforce. Our new store can offer true convenience to our customers no matter where they are travelling; from using our Order and Collect Service*, to those looking to grab last minute essentials before a summer holiday, or looking for great value food at the airport.”

Director for Stores in the South and Airports at Boots UK, Asif Aziz, visited LBA to officially open the new retail unit with Paul French, CFO and Richard Aldridge, Commercial Manager at LBA.

Paul French, CFO at Leeds Bradford Airport, said:

“It’s fantastic to have officially opened the new Boots unit in the departure lounge at LBA today. I’d like to thank Asif Aziz for his time in visiting LBA to jointly cut the ribbon, marking this fantastic new chapter in our commercial offering at LBA.

“Boots is a prestigious national brand and so this store opening is a positive sign of confidence in what we have to offer here at LBA and I’m sure it’ll be welcomed by our passengers. We very much look forward to working with the Boots team to make it a huge success.

“This store has created further jobs at the airport and we are pleased to open it in time for what will be our busiest summer ever.”

The store will open daily in line with the first and last flights from the airport, to ensure that all customer have access to the care, advice and great offers.


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Notes to editors

*Place an order online or in store before 8pm, for free collection in store after 12pm the next day +1, exclusions apply. See the store locator on for your local store opening hours. See for details.

About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. With 2,509* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As of 31 August 2016 excluding equity method investments


About Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport connects the Leeds City Region with the world; flying to 75 direct destinations across 25 countries, alongside offering four hub services to hundreds more.

More than 3.5m customers fly through Leeds Bradford Airport each year and we take great pride in our excellent on-time performance. We strive to deliver exceptional levels of service for our business and leisure customers. For more information, visit


For further information please contact: Kayley Worsley, PR & Public Affairs Manager – Leeds Bradford Airport Email: Tel: 07710 075279

Or Bethan Simmons, Communications Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Email: Tel: 0115 959 1188


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024