ABOVE: More than two million pounds have been invested in the airport’s infrastructure

Blackpool Airport has been nominated for a major business award as one of the six top transformation projects in Lancashire. The nomination comes after over £2 million was invested in the 114-year-old airport’s infrastructure.

Planned works to the airport, which is one of the oldest in Britain, include improvements to the airport’s lighting and wiring systems, pavement and runway, and new equipment for Air Traffic Control. Plans are also under way for the development of a new ATC system, new fuel farm and fire station, as well as development of both corporate aircraft and general aviation facilities.

In addition to the investment, the airport’s management successfully completed a series of major milestones, including satisfactory audits by the CAA for its Aerodrome and Air Service Navigation Provider licences. Last year, the airport logged over 40,000 aircraft movements, an increase on the last pre- Covid year in 2019.

Steve Peters, managing director of Blackpool Airport, said, “a huge amount of effort has gone into transforming the airport over the last few years, and this nomination is a testament to the hard work of everybody involved in the airport.”