Blackpool Airport is gearing up to launch a new seasonal service to and from Albert Picardie Airport in northern France from April.

The service will bring tourists into Lancashire as it gears up for an exciting year of iconic celebrations, such as the Preston Guild and sporting events including The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club.

Albert is twinned with Ulverston in Cumbria and teams representing the two towns meet to play football at Easter with the Cyril Barker Shield being contested every year.

Flights will be available on selected dates from April to August and will also take passengers from Lancashire and The Lake District to Albert in the heart of the Somme region.

Flights will be operated by Danish Air Transport (DAT) on an ATR 72-200 aircraft which holds up to 66 passengers.

Prices start from £95 and bookings can be made by visiting DAT’s Website at or by calling Blackpool Airport on 01253-472507.

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