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Old 30th Mar 2015, 18:25
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They have a new lounge:



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Old 30th Mar 2015, 18:28
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More like a poor man's business lounge but looks good and better than a standard airside lounge.
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Old 30th Mar 2015, 19:00
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If squires gate airport don't own the items for sale , how come they are listed company for items to be auctioned ? Don't get the report in gazette saying items are being sold off as they are outdated , would a fire engine be out dated for blackpools needs , same with steps , can a baggage courses too be outdated for the needs that Blackpool used it for ? the cynical would say that is definitely the end , unless as has been suggested they by it all back...... And they say football is a funny old game..... I'm guessing if the terminal is just a shell then , no reason why It couldn't be knocked down .. still back to portacabins just like old days ....
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 10:23
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Liverpool trek for Blackpool airport passengers - Blackpool Gazette

and

Fears for flights after Blackpool Airport sell-off date set - Blackpool Gazette
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Old 1st May 2015, 22:10
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It's the end for Blackpool Airport.


If an airline did come, it would cost more to re-equip the airport, than BB paid for it.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 09:57
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Ernest lancs

Totally agree with you I think Blackpool has had its day.

How long are Outbound passengers going to tolerate the trip to Liverpool
The answer is that they are no.

The new departure lounge is not exactly inspiring

Would a Fokker 50 passenger load fit in it. ? I think not

It seems to me to be a total waste of Money and I'd like to bet it's not BB s

I feel really sorry for all the staff who have campaigned for Blackpool to try and make it a viable scheme but to no avail it seems


I hope I am wrong but I don't think I am

It's a disgrace to see what was a good little Airport end this way

But the fat Cats at BB will not be losing any sleep I'm sure

That's my opinion

Good. Luck to you all


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Old 2nd May 2015, 10:39
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Hardly a surprise - this seemed to have been the purpose of the whole closure and then re-opening exercise.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 21:02
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Yes,and all done around local and general election time , by the time whoever gets elected and can be contacted , it's all but waiting for someone to turn lights off ....
Whatever anyone says ,houses or building of some kind is on its way , even if in a glimmer of hope there were flights started , what hope they got with a housing estate being slapped up in double quick time on the old pontins site , are or will the new owners of these home be told the emphasis of the chance (no matter how remote)of larger jet flights ever returning
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Old 3rd May 2015, 10:10
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I wouldn't be counting those chickens out just yet. Balfour do always seem to have some surprise up their sleeves. On the face of it, it does appear a bit bleak, but I say bide your time. A lot can happen very quickly on the site, as we all know from past experience.





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Old 3rd May 2015, 11:15
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Never say never but the Airport Director made the companies position pretty clear in the interview quoted back at post 203 - GA, off shore, small scale regional maybe but:

PR explained it was unlikely BLK would resume international passenger flights and that they had lost money every time a jet landed.
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Old 9th May 2015, 00:55
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I wonder why (Dart) Jet2 never put a bid in for Blackpool - they would have got it for a song. BB only paid 12 million. The airport was bankrupt. they could have used BLK as a base for anything including freight.
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Old 9th May 2015, 08:19
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Running costs....Jet2 are business people not daft
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Old 13th May 2015, 13:59
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Blackpool Airport group plan auction street protest - Blackpool Gazette

And here are the 300 or so lots being auctioned off.

Blackpool Airport - Peaker Pattinson (Auctioneers) Ltd [PP2]

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Old 14th May 2015, 11:12
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A terrible waste and a great shame.

I wonder how many Blackpool councillors will soon be living on the new housing estate which will link St Annes to Blackpool?

As the airport has died, I guess this thread will also.
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Old 14th May 2015, 16:22
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The Carmichael Cobra fire truck cannot be collected until end of May. Suppose that means zero fire cover thereafter.
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Old 14th May 2015, 16:41
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Originally Posted by paully
Running costs....Jet2 are business people not daft

So are the Stobart Group - did not stop them taking over Southend with possible less potential than Blackpool.


Originally Posted by silverhawk
A terrible waste and a great shame.

I wonder how many Blackpool councillors will soon be living on the new housing estate which will link St Annes to Blackpool

The council that spent the 'rainy day fund' - Shame this airport is coming to an end like this.


Had the load factors been small, the airport underused - That would have been different.


The only things small were the brains of Blackpool airport management and Blackpool councillors - I am glad I don't have to live in a town run by such idiots.
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There is more chance of me going to the moon than a big commercial operation returning to blk. citywing will be all there will be - their flogging more or less everything in the terminal and more - no body'll come back that's for sure. what will happen to the terminal ? i hear aldi are looking to build a supermarket on squires gate lane - they may as well turn the terminal into that it's about the right size
disgraceful wasted opoortunity
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Old 15th May 2015, 13:30
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Well this is bizarre...

Security issues mean Blackpool travellers cannot enter Isle of Man Airport - Isle of Man Today
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Old 16th May 2015, 19:02
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Well what can anyone say? BB must have known this would happen.
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Old 16th May 2015, 19:48
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I think it would be reasonable to assume not only that they knew it would happen, but that they specifically wanted it to happen.
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