As of January 2009 Blackpool Airport offered free car parking for all departing passengers. Short and long stay car parks have been replaced with a Pay to Park car park for all drop off and pick up visitors. Free parking was available in either Passenger Car Park P1 or Passenger Car Park P2 for up to 15 days; after that, the parking was charged £10 per day or part thereof. Departing passengers aged 16 years and over were required to purchase a £10 Airport Development Fee ticket before accessing the airside facilities.
On Oct 15th 2014 at 5p.m. the final commercial flight took off for the Isle of Man and the airport closed officially an hour later. Read more on our blog.