The Lake District’s Carlisle Airport has confirmed it will be opening in July 2019.
Loganair will be launching services on Thursday 4th July on board its 33 -seat Saab 340B aircraft, marking the first time since 1993 that there will be scheduled commercial flights to the Lake District.
The airline will be offering direct flights from London Southend Airport, Belfast City Airport, and Dublin Airport, with fares from £39.99 each way.
Carlisle Airport was due to kick off services last year, but the opening date was delayed twice, with the airport blaming both a shortage of air traffic control staff, as well as delays to construction as they waited for regulatory approval.
This time however it seems the airport is confident it will be able to open on time – and that means there’ll be another easy route for holidaymakers hoping to enjoy some of the prettiest things to see and do in Cumbria.
According to Cumbria Tourism, visitors contributed £2.9billion to the Cumbrian economy in 2017, with 47 million people visiting the region.
Kate Willard, Director of Partnership Development for Stobart Group, said: "We are delighted to announce the launch of commercial and business flights at Carlisle Lake District Airport on Thursday 4 July.
"The team have been working around the clock and have been amazing since the very start of the project. I would also like to thank the people of Carlisle, Cumbria and the Lake District and our partners for their patience.
"Despite the delays, the last commercial flights at Carlisle Lake District Airport were in 1993 and we are chuffed that we are bringing them back to the region for the first time in more than 25 years."
Jonathan Hinkles, Managing Director of Loganair, said: "We’re extremely pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale linking Carlisle Lake District airport with Dublin, Belfast and London Southend.
“These air services will significantly benefit the overall Carlisle and Borderlands region, attracting thousands of tourists and enhancing connectivity for those wishing to do business at both ends of the routes.”
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