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Carlisle Lake District Airport to reopen to scheduled passenger flights

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Stobart Group, owners of Southend Airport, announced yesterday that they are reopening Carlisle Lake District Airport to commercial flights for the first time since 1993.

Flights will begin on 3rd June.

Exact routes are not yet known but the airport talks of connecting “major tourism and business hubs including London, Dublin and Belfast”.  It doesn’t say which London airport but logically it would be Southend given that Stobart Group also owns that.

Carlisle Lake District Airport reopens

Stobart Air currently operates some flights under a Flybe franchise deal so it is possible that this may be used here, meaning that the flights will be bookable with, and will earn, Avios.  Stobart also operates some flights for Aer Lingus so it is possible that brand may be used for Dublin.

The airport is located six miles east of Carlisle and 20 miles north east of the National Park.  It is currently used by a number of general aviation flying schools and an aircraft maintenance facility.

Comments (160)

  • JamesR says:

    OT – Booked a Ex AMS to Vegas on BA via LHR due to a £280 saving compared to flying directly from LHR. This is 1. a Multiple codeshare flight (AA, IB) and it also has overnight/Change of airport layovers in london (Which suits me, living in london!)

    2 questions.

    1. Are the change of airport layovers as straight forward as Id expect. You get off one plane in LTN.. reclaim your baggage and then turn up the next day at LHR and recheck in your baggage and off you go. (and vice versa on the way home…except you dont fly to AMS as you already have your baggage!)

    2. The booking (which I had to do on AmericanAirlines website seems to have given me duplicate bookings on my BA account.. two seperate booking references too, but for the same london to vegas flight. Does this make sense if its got both AA and IB codes? Flyertalk discussions I checked seemed to think so. Anyone have experience of this?

  • Will says:

    If I have two ba 241 vouchers can I use then both together? Ie, my partner and I on one, and two children on the other? I think I’ve realised that I’m going to be prevented, from, doing this because I have to “fly” on both vouchers… What are your thoughts?

  • rams1981 says:

    OT just looked at using the virgin premium economy voucher to go to New York. Works out £500 tax per passenger. And then miles cost on top – is that right? Not much value there?