Blackpool Airport Information (BLK)
Blackpool International Airport (BLK) is one of the fastest-growing airports in the UK. It has doubled its throughput several times in the last ten years, and operates an increasing number of charter flights to and from western European holiday destinations.
- Blackpool, Lancashire, Cumbria
- Blackpool Airport Ltd / Balfour Beatty
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
- ICAO Code
- 053°46'17"N 003°01'42"W
The airport opened early in the 20th century as the first site of UK aviation, though this was short-lived. It was quickly converted into a racetrack and later a military hospital before resuming flights in the 1930s. Expansive renovation and expansion took hold after the turn of the 21st century.
Facilities in the airport are thorough and continue to meet rising demand. Currency exchange desks are found on both sides of security along with shops that sell books, travel essentials and snacks. Blackpool also hosts a duty-free shop for international passengers. Business passengers can make use of the executive lounge or of neighbouring hotels.
Buses run from the airport to Blackpool city centre. Passengers bound for another regional destination have two options. They can connect (via taxi or a five-minute walk) to the nearby train station, or they can hire a taxi from outside the Arrivals Hall to any local destination. Prominent hire car firms also have desks at the airport.
Blackpool International Airport is a convenient gateway to Britain's number-one holiday destination. A total of six million visitors arrive every year, more and more of whom make use of the airport. Outside of Blackpool, Southport is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the area.