The airport has not seen a commercial flight take off since 2014
Apologies that I couldn't grab the full quote due to Lancs Live's finicky mobile interface. Calling Blackpool a 'gateway to the lakes' is incorrect when there is already a Lake District airport but as a former useful airport this surely has its place.Proposals to see commercial flights taking off from Blackpool Airport once again have been dealt a blow by councillors, who have voted that they will not support the idea, in an explosive full council meeting.
Following the debate, the Blackpool councillors voted in favour of the motion that they cannot support the reopening of Blackpool Airport to commercial flights at this time.
Seems very short sighted but maybe RUK members will have more knowledge.