Blackpool Airport to re-open, but not to commercial traffic

BALFOUR Beatty is re-opening Blackpool Airport but it will not handle commercial flights.

The group has incorporated a new company called Squires Gate Airport Operations that will service small aircraft and helicopters.

Balfour Beatty closed the loss-making airport last month, with the loss of around 100 jobs, after failing to find a buyer. The biggest operator was Jet2 which has moved its flights to Manchester.

In a statement Balfour Beatty said: "Following the airport closure, we announced our com... 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...