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Loganair named as the surprise Carlisle Lake District airport partner

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Carlisle Lake District airport reopens to passenger traffic on 4th June.

As the airport is owned by Stobart Group, which also owns London Southend Airport and runs Flybe franchise services, it was expected that Stobart Air – under a Flybe franchise – would be flying here.  We were wrong.

Scottish airline Loganair has instead been signed up.   Loganair has a fleet of 29 aircraft and flies within Scotland as well as to Norwich, Manchester, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, London and Bergen.

Loganair will operate eight flights on weekdays and a total of 12 at weekends, connecting Cumbria and the Lake District to London Southend, Belfast City and Dublin.  These will be operated by 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft.

There is no sign at the moment that these flights will be included in the Loganair / British Airways codeshare deal.

Meanwhile, the potential takeover of Flybe by Stobart Group has gone quiet.  Stobart still has a week to make a formal bid under Stock Exchange rules.

Comments (39)

  • jaime says:

    Hello,i dont,n speack inglish sorry.
    ¿Me saben decir si alguien a recibido los avios por inscribirse en la promocion IHG?,llevo meses esperando y he reclamado a ihg pero no he conseguido saber como o de que manera me daran los avios¿tienen ustedes alguna informacion?
    la promocion fue esta: “Get 500 FREE Avios for joining IHG Rewards Club – no stay required”
    ayuda porfavor

    • Paul says:

      Sorry I didn’t sign up for the promotion but will translate for you, Jaime is just asking if anyone received the 500 Avios for joining IHG Rewards.

  • S says:

    OT: As an Amex UK Plat cardmember, is it possible to refer someone for the IEC or a German card?

  • Dartmouth says:

    OT – are there any Airpotr alternatives? They aren’t delivering bags to the airport anymore apart from certain airlines.

    • Bagoly says:

      The home page does indeed now suggest that they only offer check-through with BA and AA.

      But I tried a dummy booking and one can select “Other airline” which leads (via selecting the particular airline and a particular flight) to “Airport Delivery. We deliver your bags to London Gatwick Airport. You collect them from us before checking in”.
      So it seems they are still offering the service as before?

      The list of airlines is extensive but not complete (e.g. I could not see Rwandair, presumably due to IT issues, or perhaps government regulations at the other end)
      Are you flying with an obscure airline, did you get misled by the new website, or have they told you that they have stopped doing collect-at-airport service?

      I do hope they keep going with most airlines – I find them a great stress-saver, and for my typical journey, I save a longish taxi ride which makes the net cost minimal. If they add Easyjet to check-through then I will be even happier.

      • Dartmouth says:

        I spoke to them yesterday and they said they don’t offer the service anymore where you can collect the bags before security anymore.

        • Bagoly says:

          They have been continually shrinking, so presumably they did not manage to get much business. That’s a real shame as I found it a most useful service.
          I wonder when they might fold completely.

  • 1nfrequent says:

    OT but thought it might be useful as Rob’s talked about the HSBC Premier account, which carries a credit card that you can use to claim Avios. HSBC are going to reduce the income threshold for the account from £100,000 to £75,000. I know that some people have been put off by the previous threshold level but this might open it up as a possibility for more people.