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Blackpool Airport Mini Guide
Blackpool International Airport is situated on the Fylde coast, in Lancashire, England. It is just outside the city and used to be known as Squires Gate Airport. It was the first aviation site in England, built in 1909.
How do I get There?
There are now six airlines servicing the airport, connecting Blackpool to the UK and Ireland
. In season, you can fly to Spain
also. From destinations in England, you can drive, take a National Express coach service or catch a train via Manchester. Be aware of the local departure tax levied by the airport, it can come as a nasty shock if you're not expecting it.
How do I get to the City?
You can use bus service 7 or 11 to get to the city or use a tram from Starr Gate terminus. The city is minutes away, so hiring a car is an easy option, if you wish to explore the Fylde Coast.
What’s at the Airport?
You can arrange to get your pounds at the ICE desk, located opposite check-in. If you wish to relax before your flight, you can book into the Executive Lounge for a small fee. There you can wait in comfort, use the free internet access and have complimentary snacks and drinks. If you have booked a Rhino hire car, you will find the car hire desks, just outside of the arrivals area.
Can I Shop There?
In departures there is a newsagent shop, where you can buy any little essentials for your journey. There is a Duty Free boutique too, where you can treat yourself to the latest Italian bag or a luxury fragrance from Gucci or Giorgio Armani or browse the large range of watches and jewellery on offer.
What if I get Hungry?
Before you check-in you can get a snack at Horizons Café Bar. In departures you can head to Horizons Restaurant for a hot meal and maybe try the local Lancashire Hotpot. If you are just a bit thirsty, you can find Bar Icon, also in departures.
What if I Need Special Assistance?
Blackpool International Airport offers a meet and assist service and can provide wheelchairs for passengers with reduced mobility. There is an induction loop system available for the hearing impaired.
- In response to falling passenger numbers following the departure of Ryanair from the airport. Aer Arran have introduced a flight to Dublin whilst Danish Air Transport are about to begin flights to Albery-Picardie airport in France.
20/02/13 - Things are looking up for Blackpool Airport, despite Danish Air Transport pulling out of the airport, with new airlines using it and Jet2 extending their portfolio with flights to Lanzarote, Dalaman and Ibiza beginning this May.