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Blackpool International Airport officially closes today, after no prospective buy was found. The closure is prompting concerns about tourism in the north west of the country.

The airport was suffering losses for a number of months and finally the airport went up for sale at the end of August in a final attempt to secure the airport’s future. Unfortunately no prospective buyers stepped up and the airport has been forced to close as of today, October 15th. After today, all commercial flights will stop operating from its runways.

For any passengers with flights tickets from Blackpool after today, they are urged to get in touch with their airline about replacement journeys.

ABTA, the UK travel trade association for tour operators and travel agents said they were devastated over the news. “Customer surveys have repeatedly found that people prefer to fly from a local option when one is available.” With Blackpool Airport now closed, there are few regional options in the north west of England.

Flying to Blackpool? You will now need to catch flights to Liverpool or Leeds.

Img: jayjerry / Flickr cc.

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