Blackpool Airport to close

BLACKPOOL Airport will close on October 15 with the loss of 110 directly employed staff after its owners failed to find a buyer.

It can trace its aviation roots to 1909 and has been in use as an airport since the 1930s.

But management said it had been loss-making for a number of years, despite being a base for Jet2, Aer Lingus and Citywing.

The airport's operating company was put on the market in September and last week its owners - Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Investments and the local council whi... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...