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Stephen Smith, General Manager At Carlisle Airport

Jobs on offer at Carlisle airport

Published on: Monday 26th February 2018

A recruitment drive is under way for Carlisle airport.

Owner Stobart Group plans to offer the first commercial passenger flights from Cumbria for 25 years from June 4.

Air traffic controller, firefighting service officer and a security manager are among the jobs on offer.

Kate Willard, head of corporate projects at Stobart Group, said: “We are delighted to be starting recruitment for Carlisle Lake District Airport ahead of our summer launch.

"We have already received great support from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbrian communities and further afield.

"We knew that our developments would generate some great jobs and it is really exciting now to be starting recruitment to bring these new people on board.

"The airport is committed to playing its role in the sustainable growth of the Cumbria economy and delivering these new jobs is a fantastic and tangible start to this."

Graham Haywood, director of Cumbria LEP, added: "Carlisle Lake District Airport will have a huge impact on Cumbria’s visitor economy and is also a key strategic business asset for the county.

"Cumbria LEP is investing £4.95m to help make improvements to the airport's runway and the terminal.

"Increasing the numbers of high spending international visitors is a key target within Cumbria LEP’s Rural and Visitor Economy Growth Plan and will help widen the county's international connectivity.

"Developing the airport’s passenger offer will provide smoother, quicker access to local tourism attractions and help to increase international tourism visits.

"As well as growing visitor numbers and supporting tourism businesses, development of the airport will open up more commercial industry opportunities, especially in key sectors such as logistics, nuclear and advanced manufacturing.

"Improving key transport infrastructure facilities like the airport helps boost economic growth and can act as a catalyst for creating new business hubs and attracting private sector investment."


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