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Blackpool Airport under threat of Closure

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

City Wing (Library Pic) Fly the IOM - Blackpool Route
City Wing (Library Pic) Fly the IOM - Blackpool Route

Future airlinks to Blackpool are under threat this evening as the loss making Airport announced it faces closure if a buyer can't be found.

A statement from Blackpool Airport said: "We regretfully confirm that if no agreement can be reached before 7 October 2014 which ensures the viability of its operations, then it is likely that the airport operations will close.

"In this event, we expect that the last commercial flights will take place on Wednesday, 15 October 2014."

The airport apologised and advised any affected passengers to contact their airline to confirm travel arrangements.

It's not yet know what affect this will have on Isle of Man passengers who fly the route with City Wing.

A spokesman for Citywing (Speaking to the BBC), said the airline "understands that the position is fluid" but the company would "remain positive for future operations to Blackpool".

However the Travel writer Simon Calder is less optimistic and said:

"Unfortunately once you announce something like this the business takes a turn for the worse.

"I can't see many people booking flights from Blackpool in the hope it will be operating from October onwards, so I'm afraid my sad prophecy is that it will close."

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