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Carlisle Lake District Airport airline unveiled
The airline which will run flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport has been revealed as Loganair.
Glasgow-based Loganair, the UK's oldest airline still trading under its original name, has been chosen by airport bosses at Stobart Group to operate the flights which will begin on June 4.
Travellers will be able to fly from Carlisle to London Southend, Belfast City and Dublin airports.
Loganair will operate eight flights a day across the working week and a total of 12 at weekends.
Tickets for the flights, the first commercial passengers ones out of Carlisle since 1993, will go on sale today at www.loganair.co.uk.
Prices for the Belfast route will start at £39.99 one way, including taxes, charges and 20kg checked bag. Tickets for London Southend and Dublin start at £44.99.
Kate Willard, head of corporate projects at Stobart Group, said: “Stobart Group is committed to delivering a brilliant air travel experience across the UK and Ireland.
“There is huge demand from London, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to visit Carlisle, which is home to major businesses and serves as a gateway to the Lake District, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and South Scotland.”
The route to Dublin also offers extra ease to travellers as they will be able to clear US immigration checks in Dublin Airport at Terminal 2.
Jonathan Hinkles, managing director of Loganair, said: “We’re delighted to become the first operator at the new Carlisle Lake District Airport, and will be opening up Loganair’s services to a whole new range of customers.
"With frequent services on each of the three routes, we have every confidence that these new flights will transform access to and from the Lake District for many thousands of customers each year.”