News Listings for Blackpool International

  • Rigby Group acquires Norwich airport

    News | 12 Jun 2014 11:04 | Niall O’Keeffe

    Norwich International has been acquired by Rigby Group’s aviation division.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rigby-Group-acquires-Norwich-airport-400338/
  • Engineer Balfour Beatty to acquire 95% of Blackpool Airport

    News | 06 May 2008 09:55 | Graham Dunn

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>UK engineering firm Balfour Beatty’s airports development unit has agreed a £14 million ($27.6 million) deal to buy 95% of Blackpool International Airport from Mar Properties.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The deal is conditional on approval from the airport’s minority shareholder, <st1:place w:st="on">Blackpool</st1:place>’s borough council, which is expected to give its approval by 9 May.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Balfour Beatty CEO Ian Tyler says: “Blackpool International is a well-located airport with the potential to become a thriving international gateway to Lancashire and <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cumbria</st1:place></sthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Engineer-Balfour-Beatty-to-acquire-95-of-Blackpool-Airport-312740/
  • UK's Blackpool airport names first CEO

    News | 02 Nov 2007 13:23 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Blackpool</span> airport in the <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region u1:st="on">UK</st1:country-region></st1:place> northwest has appointed former <span class=spelle>Servisair</span> executive David Kershaw as its first CEO.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Kershaw, who was previously <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">United Kingdom</st1:place></st1:country-region> executive VP for ground handling firm <span class=spelle>Servisair</span>, assumed his new role yesterday. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>He says: “<st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">Blackpool</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType u1:st="on">Airport</http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UKs-Blackpool-airport-names-first-CEO-307155/
  • Budget carrier Jet2 unveils new Blackpool base

    News | 30 Sep 2005 13:58 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:country-region w:st="on">UK</st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> budget carrier Jet2 is opening a new base at <st1:place><st1:PlaceName><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Blackpool</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in the <st1:country-region><st1:place><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">UK</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> north, where it will base an aircraft and open three European routes.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Jet2, which claims to be the first low-cost airline to open a base at the airport, will begin operations from itshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Budget-carrier-Jet2-unveils-new-Blackpool-base-290624/