The oldest aviation site in Britain, Blackpool International Airport is a compact, low-key hub, located about 3 miles (5km) from the city of Blackpool on England's north west coast.
A small, quiet airport, Blackpool is mainly used for seasonal charters and low-cost flights to major European holiday destinations such as Alicante, Tenerife, Mallorca and Malaga. Budget-conscious travellers should check out the flight deals available to and from Blackpool International Airport, as often very cheap flights can be found on carriers such as Jet2.com.
There is not a great amount to see and do at Blackpool International Airport, but the facilities are sound and the staff are friendly and attentive. Those who hate long waits and queues will love the efficiency of this small airport.
The airport is located 3 miles (5km) south-east of Blackpool city centre.
Getting to the city
There are various transport options to and from the airport. Car rental companies operate from the airport and there are buses and trams available at the airport entrance. Taxis are available from outside the terminal building and the Squires Gate Railway Station is a five-minute walk from the airport.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 (0)125 334 3434 or 0844 482 7171.
Car rental companies serving the airport include Hertz, Europcar and Avis.
There are taxis available from the airport and the taxi rank is located just outside the terminal building. There is also a freephone available next to the public telephone that can be used to request a taxi - call Blacktax on 01253 596 596 or 01253 508 508.
Duty-free shopping, as well as food and beverage outlets, are available at the airport. There is also a Bureau de Change located opposite the check-in counter.
Departing passengers are entitled to 15 days free parking at the airport and the first 15 minutes are also free for any pick-up and drop-off parking, after which rates are charged on a time scale.
Airlines providing flights to and from Blackpool International Airport include Aer Lingus (Dublin), Manx2 (Isle of Man, Belfast) and Jet2.com (Alicate, Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Faro, Belfast).
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the terminal building.
No formal business facilities are available at Blackpool International Airport, but passengers can book into the Executive Lounge (£18), where a variety of facilities - including comfortable seating, snacks, refreshments and work stations - are available.
Blackpool Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.