We have lift off! Carlisle Airport re-opens to commercial airlines
Getting to the Lake District is about to 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 from the 3rd September 2018 it will be connected to hubs in London, Dublin and Belfast with Scottish airline Loganair.
New for 2018
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
2018 timetable & Fares – from 3 September 2018
London Southend to Carlisle Lake District Airport
Dep 06:50 Arr 08:15 / Dep 08:45 Arr 10:05 / Dep 17:20 Arr 18:45 / Dep 19:15 Arr 20:35
Dep 11:35 Arr 13:00 / Dep 13:30 Arr 14:50 / Dep 18:00 Arr 19:25 / Dep 19:55 Arr 21:20
Dublin to Carlisle Lake District
Mon-Thu – Dep 13:40 Arr 14:55 / Dep 15:25 Arr 16:40
Fri-Sun – Dep 08:00 Arr 09:15 / Dep 09:45 Arr 11:00
Belfast City to Carlisle Lake District
Mon-Thu – Dep 10:45 Arr 11:35 / Dep 12:05 Arr 12:50
Fri & Sun – Dep 15:25 Arr 16:15 / Dep 16:45 Arr 17:30