A new coach parking facility will officially open at Blackpool Airport on 11 August. The coach park (FY4 2QS), which is on the site of the old P2 Car Park, is ten minutes from the M55 and open daily from 9am to 11pm. A day’s parking will cost £20 and overnight stays can be accommodated (£35) for operators booking in advance.
In addition to the opening of the coach park over the same weekend as the town’s annual Air Show, Blackpool Transport will be trialling a free ‘Park & Glide’ service which will transfer passengers to the Starr Gate tram stop where they will be able to buy discounted travel tickets.
The coach park is monitored by CCTV and onsite security at all times, and there are toilets and refreshments nearby for drivers. Over the weekend, coach drivers will be given a complimentary day ticket for use on all Blackpool Transport buses and trams, as well as receiving a voucher for free tea and coffee and 20% off main meals at the nearby Air Balloon pub.