We have lift off! Carlisle Airport re-opens to commercial airlines
Getting to the Lake District has just become even easier as Carlisle Lake District Airport re-opens to commercial airlines for the first time in 25 years. Until now, it has been primarily used for flight training or local sightseeing tours, but as of today the airport now connects to hubs in London, Dublin and Belfast with Scottish airline Loganair.
New for 2019
Carlisle Lake District Airport is a small regional airport conveniently located just 6 miles east of Carlisle and the M6 (J43 or J44), just a 50 minute drive to Keswick & Ullswater, from here a taxi or car hire can easily be arranged. There will be eight flights per day across the working week and a total of 12 at weekends, connecting Cumbria and the Lake District, which receives 45 million visitors per year.
Stobart Group, which owns the airport, said the routes will be to “major tourism and business hubs including London, Dublin and Belfast”.
The re-opening of the airport is fantastic news for us up North, the 275 miles journey from Southend to Carlisle, is now just over an hour by plane, compared with a train journey of over three hours. One-way ticket prices begin at £44.99 and can be purchased from www.loganair.co.uk
2019 Timetable & Fares