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Old 17th Mar 2015, 13:19
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The future is bright......honest!

Just seen this in today's gazette

http://m.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/3-000-jobs-boost-hopes-for-blackpool-airport-site-revealed-1-7159120

Apologies in advance if the link doesn't work, never posted before on my iPhone

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Old 17th Mar 2015, 13:25
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3,000 jobs boost hopes for Blackpool airport site revealed - Blackpool Gazette
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 17:42
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In answer to post #230 concerning the reduction in runway length, there is a comment on the airport enterprise zone announced in the budget from the head of the local economic development agency

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/budget-2015-brings-good-news-for-blackpool-airport-1-7163949

"We are not going to get Jet2 back overnight, but the full length of the runway will be protected and will continue to operate
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I understand that this is one of the conditions of the area being granted enterprise zone status.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 18:07
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Let's hope the existing Airport Terminal doesn't emerge as "Poundland" anytime soon. The airport needs aviation related investment ideally and not just turning into some huge industrial or retail park through this Enterprise Zone initiative.


Fingers crossed some type of aviation maintenance or service industries can be attracted with this "Enterprise" incentive , however for the companies that stayed put and supported the airport when the chips were down , lets hope they can get some benefit as well.....
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It is a condition of the enterprise zone that the runway is maintained,and future development as a fully operational airport.
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 18:22
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IOM and Belfast flights to re-start 1st April

Citywing flies back to Blackpool - Isle of Man Today
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 22:37
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I see also you can Book Blackpool - Belfast City via a 20 min stop in IOM.
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Old 21st Mar 2015, 07:42
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Just out of curiosity, what passenger facilities are likely to be available for the City Wing flights? Is the terminal being brought into use??
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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 20:50
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There was talk of Hanger 3 for the short term.we will soon see. Citywing just said they will be using ex office buiding to the right of the terminal,the adf fee no longer applies but no free parking.

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Old 24th Mar 2015, 10:14
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I was in the neighbourhood yesterday and went to have a look.

No activity in the old terminal - it's empty and sealed off - so I went to the office building next door and spoke to a gentleman there. He confirmed that the office building will be the new terminal (as airviewer said above). There was no sign of any work to convert it into a terminal, so unless there's some intensive work done over the next seven days, it will only offer some pretty basic facilities.

I took some pictures. Here's the old terminal in the centre with the office building on its right.




Close up of the office building (ie the new terminal).




I had a peek through the window of the old terminal - you can still see the check in desks inside.

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Old 24th Mar 2015, 17:57
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Bet it won't be long before it's Up & Running again...







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Old 24th Mar 2015, 18:25
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Bet it won't be long before it's Up & Running again...
LOL can remember the times you called me - "over optimistic" or words to that effect - Hope you are right. :-)
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Old 24th Mar 2015, 19:35
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Sales - Peaker Pattinson (Auctioneers) Ltd [PP1]

Same company that sold off Manston equipment.
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Old 24th Mar 2015, 21:53
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Ah, but Ernest, once you've been down to Rock Bottom & Through 't' Mill, there's only one way you can go, and that's UP...!!






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Old 25th Mar 2015, 18:14
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Balfour Beatty

The airport will have to be profitable from here on in, as BB have just announced a 304m loss and have scrapped the dividend.
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 19:57
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Check this out the contents of the terminal and half the airside equipment for auction. if they sell this off they may as well turn the terminal into poundlad

www2.ppauctions.com/auction.php?id=141
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 21:32
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Yes - it is now a GA only.


Blackpool Airport - Peaker Pattinson (Auctioneers) Ltd [PP1]
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Old 26th Mar 2015, 06:26
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Anyone wanna buy a fire engine...??


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So Blackpool Airport Ltd goes into administration and sells the assets, not sure why people are bleeting about it, this is normal procedure, isnt it ??

Squires Gate Airport Operators dont own these assets, but I can take a guess they will probably bid 1 for it all and get it all back.


Transfer of assets done legally (not morally right, granted), nothing new there then.
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Would you need a firm of auctioneers for that?
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