Blackpool Airport targets hydrogen and low-carbon short-haul opportunities

Blackpool Airport is looking to reinvent itself as a leading hub for sustainable short-haul aviation with hydrogen fuelling the changes.

Speaking during a parliamentary debate at Westminster Hall, Fylde MP Mark Menzies said it was targeting electric and hydrogen powered aircraft, innovation through new low-carbon fuels, and electric charging and hydrogen filling infrastructure in its redevelopment plans.

He said, “Nobody is expecting major airlines flying holidaymakers to the Costas to return overnight. But there are opportunities to explore historic and important connections which not only have big benefits for Blackpool but to improve transport links between regions of the UK.”

The plans dovetail with the aspirations of the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, which is pursuing new energy opportunities.

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