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Blackpool airport

Blackpool Airport – some key information.
 
Airport Owner:       Balfour Beatty (see below)
Put the airport up for sale 29.8.2014

On  6th May 2008  Balfour Beatty bought a 95% stake in the airport for a £14million.
The construction company also owns Exeter Airport, which it bought in 2007, and
where passenger numbers have risen rapidly. The company have stated one of their
top priorities is to re-establish a link to London, which Blackpool lost in 2007
when Ryanair discontinued its Stansted route.

 
Airport Operator:
 
Airport Website:     http://www.blackpoolinternational.com/
 
Airport contact details:
Blackpool International AirportSquires Gate LaneBlackpool   FY4 2QYGeneral Enquiries:   0871 855 6868
info@blackpoolairport.com 

 

Multimap:       map
 
Airport Master Plan   (July 2007):
http://www.blackpoolinternational.com/pdfs/MASTERPLAN.pdf
 
It states:
A new terminal building being constructed will have a capacityof 2 million passengers
per year.&rquot;     “Whilst a planning application was made by the previous owners for a runway extension
it is not envisaged that this will be required during the Master Plan period.”

 

“The Master Plan will be reviewed every five years to ensure that it remains
relevant and appropriate.”

“The airport undertook an extensive consultation process, which was launched
on 31st May 2005 and closed on 14th September 2006.”

 

 
Passenger forecasts in the Master Plan:
 
2006 –    555,000
2010 – 1,734,000
2015 – 2,709,000
2029 – 2,969,000
2030 – 3,350,000
 
 
More info about Blackpool airport on Wikipedia.

Blackpool International Airport   is a small international airport, 4.8 km southeast of   Blackpool.

Several scheduled airlines operate from the airport, as well as charter holiday
flights in summer months. Helicopter operations serve north west England’s Irish
Sea offshore gas facilities.

Passenger numbers increased from 377,035 during 2005 to 558,278 in 2007.
Low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Jet2.com have attracted increasing passenger numbers at the airport.

Blackpool Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.

Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Blackpool Airport in 2011.            Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/BLK_co2.html


 

Passengers using Blackpool airport:

2006  – 553
2007  – 558
2008 –  439
2009  – 277
2010 –  235
2011 –  236
2012  – 235
2013 –  263

 

Passengers using Liverpool airport:

2006  – 4,962
2007 –  5,463
2008  – 5,330
2009 –  4,879
2010  – 5,008
2011  – 5,247
2012  – 4,459
2013 –  4,186

CAA figures

CAA aviation statistics      CAA aviation statistics

Terminal Passengers

Number of passengers (thousands)

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 10.3)  Terminal Passengers  2002 – 2012

2012    235,191  (down – 0.2% on 2011)
2011    235,682  (no change  on 2010)
2010    235,000  (down – 15% on 2009)  link to 2010 data
2009    277,191  (down – 36.9% on 2008)
2008    439,199  (down 21.1% on 2007)
2007    558  thousand
2006    553
2005    377
2000    107
1996     84

Air Transport Movements

Number of ATMs (thousands)

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012

2012     9,607 (up +  8% on 2011)
2011     8,897   (down – 7%  on 2010)
2010    10  (down -12% on 2009)   link to 2010 data
2009    11  (up + 2.8% on 2008)
2008    11  (down -16.2% on 2007)
2007    13  thousand – approx
2006    13
2005    13
2000    12
1996     7
Air Freight

Freight tonnage  

UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual  (Table 13.2) Freight 2002 – 2012

2012      0
2011      3 ( down – 93%  on 2010)

2010     41  (down -11% on 2009)    link to 2010 data

2009     46  (down – 2% on 2008)
2008     47  (up + 15% on 2007)
2007     41
2006     55
2005     62
2000    101
1996    139
 

Airlines and destinations
  • Jet2.com (Alicante, Belfast-International, Faro, Ibiza, Málaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca,
    Tenerife-South)
  • Manx2 (Belfast-City, Isle of Man)
  • Ryanair (Dublin, Girona)
  • Thomsonfly (Alicante [seasonal])
Charter destinations include: Malta, Italy, Madeira etc.
 
 
Runways:       10/28           1,869 metres           6,132 feet
plus two short runways
 
 
Proportion of domestic passengers, out of total passengers
CAA  statistics, annual figures   – comparing Tables 9 and 10.2
 
2006       34.9%
2007      21.4%
2008       15.1%
 
Business Aviation:   Number of business flights (= private jets) CAA  statistics, annual figures - Table 3.1
 
2007          1,325
2008         1,439
 
 
 
 
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