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Balfour in sale talks over airport future - Blackpool Gazette
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 16:04
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Coun Tony Williams, leader of the Conservative Group on Blackpool Council said: I believe that a sale will be announced soon. There have been a few expressions of interest.
Read more at: Balfour in sale talks over airport future - Blackpool Gazette

A while since I posted this thread, was shocked to find out CityWing have gone bust
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Airline Citywing 'never made a penny from Blackpool' - Blackpool Gazette
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The Czech-based airline operated flights between Blackpool and Ronaldsway with Citywing acting merely as a ticket seller. It was forced to pull out at short notice following the intervention of the Civil Aviation Authority after an incident during Storm Doris.

Read more at: AIR ambulance called to Retford crash as car ends up in ditch - Retford Trader and Guardian

More to this than meets the eye - So Citywing was just like Ticketmaster??

They do say they never made a penny from Blackpool. they kept the route open for people of the IoM.
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Read more at: AIR ambulance called to Retford crash as car ends up in ditch - Retford Trader and Guardian
What has this 10 year old report to do with the Citywing discussion. Am I missing something?
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No, it's just Ernest losing the plot...!


Reckon another operator will soon fill Citywing's shoes.


See if I'm wrong.


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Originally Posted by TSR2 View Post
What has this 10 year old report to do with the Citywing discussion. Am I missing something?

Originally Posted by Sandgrown

No, it's just Ernest losing the plot...!


Reckon another operator will soon fill Citywing's shoes.
TSR2 and Sandgrown.

No I am not losing the plot - I have never seen that link before, the link I posted had to do with the topic.

No you are not missing anything TSR2, I am just as gobsmacked as you. Links can change that's the only explanation I can give.

Like who Sandgrown - Flybe? 'Loganair' did not stay long, did they?
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Progress...?

Airport boss still chasing new airline - Blackpool Gazette
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From Save Blackpool Airport group, sale announcement expected from BB this week:

https://twitter.com/saveblackpoolap
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Airport group calls for aviation pledge - Blackpool Gazette
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Council buys land at airport for 600k - Blackpool Gazette
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Financial Times, 13/9/17



Balfour is selling its 95 per cent share back toBlackpool Council for 4.25m. Balfour said this was in line with itsstrategy of simplifying its portfolio of assets.

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Old 13th Sep 2017, 11:46
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https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/News/20...port-site.aspx
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However, falling passenger numbers and a legal dispute with operator Jet2 over the opening hours of the airport led to the site falling into administration in 2014.
Load of rubbish. Passenger numbers was not falling. In fact Jet2 was expanding their routes.

Reading various reports it seems that more land will be sold to the Enterprise Zone, with little chance of large passenger jets flying from Blackpool again.

Blackpool Airport returns to public ownership after 13 years as Balfour Beatty sells stake
“People can be confident that we have the airport’s best interests at heart, we will retain the current operating staff as well as exploring any potential opportunities for private companies with aviation interests to invest in the company so that it can grow in the future but this is not about trying to bring jumbo jets back to the airport anytime soon.”
"Anytime soon" Interesting choice of words.

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/News/20...port-site.aspx

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Originally Posted by Ernest Lanc's View Post
Load of rubbish. Passenger numbers was not falling. In fact Jet2 was expanding their routes.

Reading various reports it seems that more land will be sold to the Enterprise Zone, with little chance of large passenger jets flying from Blackpool again.

Blackpool Airport returns to public ownership after 13 years as Balfour Beatty sells stake


"Anytime soon" Interesting choice of words.

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/News/20...port-site.aspx
They've got a better chance without Balfour Beatty surely.
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Old 14th Sep 2017, 16:39
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They've got a better chance without Balfour Beatty surely.
If so the council are playing it down. Anything was better than BB.

This begs the question why did the council not make an offer when BB were desperate to sell the airport (they say) was making a loss?

The council waits until the airport albeit without large jets, is in profit again.

They could have negotiated a new deal with Jet2 - It would take time before any operator trusted Blackpool again.
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HELLO ernest nice to see you back on. this whole blk downfall is nothing short of a travesty, but that's it for the airport, itll never be anything more than it is now - probably less. i admire all who hope for better things but it's pointless
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Remember that BB allowed the demolition of the passenger terminal, so a lot of dosh would have to be found to build and equip a new one for commercial passenger flights to return.
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Remember that BB allowed the demolition of the passenger terminal, so a lot of dosh would have to be found to build and equip a new one for commercial passenger flights to return.
Well just getting the Isle of Man flights back would be a start. A lot less dosh required for those.
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Originally Posted by dada View Post
HELLO ernest nice to see you back on. this whole blk downfall is nothing short of a travesty, but that's it for the airport, itll never be anything more than it is now - probably less. i admire all who hope for better things but it's pointless
Thank's I do pop on from time to time dada,

I tend to agree - I think BLK is now a GA and will stay that way. the council will sell more land for the enterprise zone.

I would have thought the Dart Group might have bought Blackpool Airport at the time BB were desperate to sell.

They could have used the airport for other than passenger flights and no landing fees for Jet2.
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