Tickets are now on sale for Carlisle’s first commercial flights in 25 years. Loganair will be operating flights between the Lake District and London Southend, Belfast City and Dublin from 4th June 2018.
Kate Willard, head of corporate projects at the airport’s parent company Stobart Group, said:
“There is huge demand from London, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to visit Carlisle, which is home to major businesses and serves as a gateway to the Lake District, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and south Scotland.”
With eight flights on week days and a total of 12 flights at the weekends, these will be the airport’s first commercial passenger flights since 1993.
Loganair MD, Jonathan Hinkles, said:
“With frequent services on each of the three routes, we have every confidence that these new flights will transform access to and from the Lake District for many thousands of customers each year.”
The airport is also proposing that the flights to Dublin will provide an alternative to US-bound travellers, who can clear US immigration checks in Ireland.