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Blackpool airport closes

Airports constitute prestige for cities and towns, and put them on the map – Luton is a good example. The UK has too many airports. Cambridge and Coventry will continue because of the many aviation-related services on the sites. Sadly some others will have to go if they do not pay their way or cannot find an economic reason to exist.

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