Blackpool International

Blackpool International

Blackpool International has seen a great many changes since flying activity started here in 1909. Today, the airport offers fast, efficient commuter services for the business community, and attractive destinations and schedules for short break and longer holiday travellers.

In 1909 flying began in Blackpool, at the same time that the great French aviator Louis Bleriot was making the first historic crossing of the English Channel.

It was also an historic year as Britain's first official major air show was held here at Squires Gate. Pilots of the most primitive flying machines, watched by 200,000 spectators, gave breathtaking displays.

During 2005 the airport enjoyed record passenger figures: around 400,000 passengers traveled via the airport thanks to the introduction of several new flight routes and the introduction of new airlines.

In 2006, more new flight destinations are expected to be announced and forecasts predict passenger figures of 750,000.

Airport Facilities

With the capacity to handle two million passengers a year and 14 check-in desks and extra baggage reclaim facilities, passengers can pass through more quickly and conveniently.

The facilities include a 14-desk check-in concourse, a Meeting and Arrivals area, Horizons cafe and Bar Icon facilities and their own Tourist and Information Centre.

Once through security, passengers can relax in the open plan Departure Lounge with seating for up to 600 passengers, enjoy some last minute shopping in their stunning airport duty free shop, or a relaxing drink or bite to eat in the restaurant and bar.

Blackpool International have Executive Lounge facility. A relaxing pre-departure experience with a wide range of complimentary snacks and refreshments, comfortable seating and internet access.

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Blackpool International Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool FY4 2QY
United Kingdom

Contact Info
0844 482 7171
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Blackpool Airport Weather info
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