Blackpool International Airport (BLK), which hosted Britain’s first official major air show back in 1909, is celebrating 100 years of flying with a week of commemorative celebrations – and this giant 10-foot tall suitcase.
The suitcase was created by artist Paul Kondras. But don’t worry: he didn’t try checking it in or taking it aboard a flight as carry-on luggage. Instead, this giant valise has been filled with an exhibition about the area’s connection to aviation pioneers.
And here’s something for travelers to consider while they’re inside that suitcase: although Blackpool airport charges every departing passenger over 16 years of age an Airport Development Fee (ADF) of about $15 U.S. dollars, since the beginning of this year the Airport has been offering all travelers 15 days of free parking.