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Old 16th Sep 2017, 08:33
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Long term strategy needed for Blackpool Airport - Blackpool Gazette
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Old 16th Sep 2017, 08:59
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Has Blackpool ever accommodated Jumbo (B747) Jets?
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Old 16th Sep 2017, 19:13
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Old 16th Sep 2017, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
Has Blackpool ever accommodated Jumbo (B747) Jets?
No - The runway is long enough, but no way there would have been enough room to taxi a 747 into position. That's was what I have been told.

By "Jumbo" in the article it was a poor choice or words for B737-300 and 800. B757-200 or A320.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 06:05
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Losing the terminal was a game changer. Cost to build, cost to knock down and would cost to replace like for like. It was never that big so a circus tent had to be attached to it a few years back.

The council must have given BB planing permission to knock the terminal down but it was knocked down in haste. As soon as Jet2 had been forced out the bulldozers moved in. Why the urgency? In Blackpool when a building is abandoned it usually stays empty for years before being demolished. Is the land still empty or was it built on straight away?

It seemed at the time that the terminal was destroyed to make sure no meaningful passenger operation could return even if better terms could have been negotiated.

Why did the council not buy the runway? Seems a strange statement to make about protecting the airport when they did not buy the runway.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 06:11
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I believe the council are building a college on the site of the former terminal or that was the plan.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 07:17
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LTNman - see link. Presumably the council took a view that this would contribute more to the local economy. Think there was also plans to build a smaller terminal nearer the runway?

Also, what makes you think the runway isn't included in the deal? I've not seen anything on this.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 07:33
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There is a bit of confusion as the Council keep showing the Airport Enterprize Zone on maps, which the runways are not part of.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 13:46
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
Has Blackpool ever accommodated Jumbo (B747) Jets?
Blackpool could not handle containerised baggage - a 767 once flew in (1990s) and they had to borrow kit from MAN.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 14:17
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If the airport didn't have the appropriate kit to handle containerised baggage why did they have to borrow equipment from Manchester Airport for what I presume was a one off flight.

Why did the Boeing 767 visit Blackpool in the first place knowing that the airport didn't have the equipment to handle containerised baggage?

What airline was it and when did this occur and for what reason, if you have any details I would appreciate you posting more.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 14:35
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I was working at Blackpool Airport in the 1990's and the 767 Private (one off special - was it not Brunei or Saudi registered ? but never made it due weather possibly diverted to Manchester) , the USAF Lockheed C141 Starlifter that was supposed to be coming in but went elsewhere in the end with a military band on board or the likes . A US Navy P3 Orion overnighted for a few days.


Previous biggest types to have been in that I've seen on the tarmac 707 , 757 , 737 , 727 (US Reg Private ) , 1-11 , 146 , DC-9 to name a few and a Shorts Belfast on a newspaper flight over the years , when the Vanguards were operating at weekends etc. Possibly First Choice 767 in once but can't confirm didn't see it myself as it could have been a frame change instead of a 757 or A320 on series of IT flights on that occasion my shifts didn't coincide unfortunately but heard rumour of it !! Also Braathens (Norway) looked at bringing one in on the annual dance festival charters at Easter that ran for years but used 737's instead

The fore runner of Travelcitydirect when less well known and local based , also planned a series of Blackpool - Florida IT flights using a 757 with a fuel stop at Shannon but that never happened....


Rutan16 .......had Laker 1-11's in once due to a Fire Department strike at Manchester if I recollect , but I didn't work at the airport at that time but remember it being in the local press.



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Old 20th Sep 2017, 17:45
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Originally Posted by IB4138 View Post
There is a bit of confusion as the Council keep showing the Airport Enterprize Zone on maps, which the runways are not part of.
The council bought the airport, without runways there would be no airport.
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Old 8th May 2018, 12:14
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Old 19th Jun 2018, 11:23
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I see its 11 days time that the flyica web site goes live.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 06:16
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I see their Local Enterprise Partnership pledged 28.8m yesterday to develop the business park side of the site. No mention at all of any of that actually going into the airfield-related infrastructures, as an operational airport. Following the re-aquisition by the local authority last year, great to see investment being courted, but it's got nothing to do with running it as an airport and everythign to do with commercial property development.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 08:09
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Some of the money will no doubt be used to cover the cost of building new hangars to replace those alongside Squires Gate Lane, together with a new control tower closer to the main runway.
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 11:47
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Some of the money will no doubt be used to cover the cost of building new hangars to replace those alongside Squires Gate Lane, together with a new control tower closer to the main runway.
Don't hold your breath!
Intercity Airways would be a lovely idea but if no-one buys tickets - -.
An ACMI airline?
A nice pipe dream though.

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Old 27th Jun 2018, 20:42
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Well at least they are talking about starting with a SAAB 340 not an Airbus 340 like some wannabe and on routes that are zero threat to any other operator.

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Old 15th Jul 2018, 18:36
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
I see its 11 days time that the flyica web site goes live.
Can I stop holding my breath yet?
No active website , no aircraft, no routes - just a 19 yr olds daydream that the Press pumped up.
Unless, of course, you can ' show me the money'
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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 09:15
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
Can I stop holding my breath yet?
No active website , no aircraft, no routes - just a 19 yr olds daydream that the Press pumped up.
Unless, of course, you can ' show me the money'
Come on! Its the School holidays. Surely Bradley Gosney's parents have let him out to play now.

Next Blackpool Gazette story may well be about how Ryanair are going to turn the airport into their world wide Base.
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