“The announcement today that Blackpool airport will be closing as of 15th October will understandably cause concern for passengers due to use the airport after that date; however airlines and tour operators will be in contact with passengers to offer replacement flight options. This loss of a local airport will have a very damaging impact on the local economy in Blackpool with the loss of many ancillary services, and on the wider north west economy. ABTA’s consumer surveys have repeatedly found that people prefer to fly from a local option when one is available, and the UK is crying out for investment in airport infrastructure. The Government does not help the situation in maintaining the current level of sky-high aviation taxes, which are destructive of long term economic value.”

Blackpool Airport's statement can be found here: http://www.blackpoolinternational.com/airport/news-media/news/blackpool-airport-announcement-0

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