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Why Fly to Blackpool?
With its iconic tower, illuminations and world-class amusement parks, Blackpool is one of Britain's best-known and best-loved seaside resorts. Tacky it may be - sticks of rock and kiss-me-quick hats - but that doesn't stop millions returning year after year for a fun-filled seaside holiday.
Flying to Blackpool from the UK
It is possible to get cheap flight deals from several European airports to Blackpool International. Belfast has direct flights to Blackpool International which take approximately one hour. From Jersey in the Channel Islands it takes approximately one-and-a-half hours. There are also non-stop flights from Blackpool to destinations including Alicante Dublin, Dublin, Faro Murcia and Palma.
Popular Flight Routes to Blackpool
Which Airlines Fly to Blackpool?
The majority of flights departing from Blackpool International are operated by one of three airlines: Jet2.com, Manx2.com and Aer Arann. Of these, Jet.com offers the widest choice of destinations from Blackpool International, including Alicante, Faro, Geneva, Malaga and Palma. Manx2.com flies from Blackpool to the Isle of Man and Belfast, while Aer Arann offers flights to Dublin which take approximately an hour. If Blackpool airport is not served by the route you require, consider flying to either Manchester or Liverpool Airport. It is possible to get cheap flights to these airports from across the UK and there are train services from both Manchester and Liverpool to Blackpool North.
Mini Travel Guide to Blackpool
Thrill seekers should head straight to Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach. It is packed with more than 125 rides including one of Europe’s tallest roller coasters. Alongside the many ferociously fast, white-knuckle rides are more sedate attractions including arcades and rides for younger children.
Blackpool Tower offers yet more family attractions including an aquarium, circus and 3D cinema. Views from the top of the tower are also impressive. For less vertiginous panoramas, take a stroll to the end of the North Pier, which extends almost a quarter of a mile into the North Sea, for views of Blackpool’s promenade. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, head to Blackpool’s Sea Life Centre which is home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. To find out more about Blackpool’s attractions, see the tourist board website.
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