Blackpool Airport May Close in October

Blackpool AirportBlackpool Airport has announced airport operations may have to cease on October 15 if it fails to find a buyer.  On August 28, 2014, it announced its intention to find a buyer for the airport operating company.  This has not been achieved and on September 29 the airport issued a further statement saying: “The airport’s operations have been making a loss for a number of years and we are currently exploring a number of options in an attempt to secure the future of the airport.

“We regretfully confirm that if no agreement can be reached before October 7, 2014, which ensures the viability of its operations, then it is likely that the airport operations will close.  In this event, we expect that the last commercial flights will take place on Wednesday October 15, 2014.   Any vehicles parked in the car parks after this date will be made accessible to their owners however no new car parking would be allowed.

“We apologise for the uncertainty this will cause over the coming weeks and we recommend that any affected passengers contact their airline to confirm travel arrangements:”

  • Aer Lingus Regional on +44 0871 718 5000 for UK or +353 0818 365 000 for Ireland
  • Citywing on 0871 200 0440