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Old 8th Oct 2014, 18:51
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Would be happy for the mods/admin to make this Blackpool - 3. I started this thread today as I was surprised that Blackpool - 2 had disappeared without trace when, no doubt, there will be much to discuss in the coming weeks.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 19:04
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Don't lay the blame at anyones door, it just wasn't viable in its current
form in this current economy, and indeed may never be. Doesn't stop people
exchanging rumours and news on this forum though
Now the dust has settled - The airport was making a loss. You never will stop rumours on a rumour forum Bally.

Forgetting all that's gone before - BB, Council and all the usual suspects.

Blackpool is supposed to be a major resort, yet the airport did not fly many tourist in from the continent - Did they?

There are is the Pleasure Beach, in particular 'The Big One' - ' The Golden Mile' more 'Shows' than Benidorm could boast. Circus, three piers - never caught on with the Europeans - never caught on despite improved weather,

Hotels not as good as Spain ect - That's the only downside.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 19:11
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BBC News - Blackpool Airport: Talks under way to secure a future for the facility

So, one way of looking at this is that BB would prefer to maintain an aviation usage on the site, whilst the council would like to build on it! (OK technology units not houses)
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Grrr

What is happening to commercial helicopter operations serving the oil/gas industry. One would imagine they require a licenced airport?
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 19:46
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They do.

Business as usual, until the 15th of course. Who knows what the 16th will bring.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 20:14
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One would imagine they require a licenced airport?
Not necessarily. North Denes is not licensed and has been supporting offshore heli ops for years.
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Grandfather rights. I don't believe an operation like that would be sanctioned nowadays.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 21:52
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I lose 90 in taxi fare, no way am I driving to MAN.
Are the trains not convenient? Direct to the airport station at MAN is only 23 return from Blackpool North.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 22:18
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Are the trains not convenient? Direct to the airport station at MAN is only 23 return from Blackpool North.
Cheaper from where I live - But the time I would have to be at MAN, there would be no trains to get me there, or I would have.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 22:37
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Interesting item on BBC North West Tonight, this evening. Pax very annoyed that they are still being required to pay the 10 head airport development fee ..

No one available from Balfour's or the airport to comment.
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Old 8th Oct 2014, 22:42
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Same on ITV - Showed a woman checking in for Dublin, a bit hacked off, She said she would use Liverpool in the future (or words to that effect) - The ADF was mentioned. The camera showed round the check in area, kind of sad,
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 08:47
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Manston

Even more odd, when you consider Manston has not only been closed, but had the x`s painted on the runway
No crosses on the runway .. so far
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 09:19
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ah there are probably just little ones then, you know, to show the bulldozers where to start
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 09:30
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Last day of Jet2 operations today, yet the airport are showing the, now departing from MAN, Tenerife flight leaving at 09.00 tomorrow morning and the Alicante at 09.30.



andthere's more.............today's story from The Blackpool Gazette.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/ne...ears-1-6886842

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I Recon its all a way of getting shut of jet 2. they seem to have got themselves such a great deal from the airport (as upheld in the high court) that the airport couldnt make any money from them. the ancilliary revenues opportunities were too limited (people literally dropped their bags and walked onto the plane possibly having secured 14nights car parking for 20 ((bargain)). miraculously i think a buyer will appear once jet 2 (and its contract) have done one never to return. it'll also be a chance to put up rents now the based companies have had the wind put up them and staff can be reemployed on lesser contracts and consider themselves lucky. what rff would need to be maintained for the iom and dub flts?
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 13:54
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I Recon its all a way of getting shut of jet 2. they seem to have got
themselves such a great deal from the airport (as upheld in the high court) that
the airport couldnt make any money from them. the ancilliary revenues
opportunities were too limited (people literally dropped their bags and walked
onto the plane possibly having secured 14nights car parking for 20 ((bargain)).
miraculously i think a buyer will appear once jet 2 (and its contract) have done
one never to return.
You are probably right. But a new owner would not find it that easy. Who would replace Jet2?

Liverpool will gain more than MAN IMO, a much more user friendly airport, once you have found the place.

jet2 have gained nothing and neither has BLK.

I won't be doing many more flights anyway, after Greece next year, I probably will be looking at Britain (not slotty Blackpool) - Can't be bothered with MAN, and can't ever find Liverpool getting as I can't be bothered. I can get in my car and pick a nice week and not have to get up in the middle of the night, for an early flight,
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 18:03
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Hi chaps, there's also a Blackpool thread going on in the private flying forum aswell
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 18:34
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Airport fees

There is a scale of charges on the airport web site for Blackpool Airport.

Looking at the mass of the Jet2 aircraft, passenger numbers and extended opening hours, it's hard to imagine that the airport is making such a loss.

Are all the airport's bills being paid?
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Old 9th Oct 2014, 19:24
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Very logical suggestion there from dada, the airport we'll be a more attractive proposition without Jet2 and repositioned costs. Moreover with an ability to move to a shorter operating day and no based aircraft, effectively with a clean sheet of paper it could be re established .
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What a way to end. Last Jet2 arrival is operating to MAN, with passengers bussed to BLK
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