Flights from the south of England, Belfast and Dublin to the small regional airport are set to boost tourism to Cumbria

Commercial passenger flights will be coming to Cumbria from June from airports including Southend, Dublin and Belfast, though the carriers have not yet been confirmed. It will be the first time Carlisle Lake District airport has been used for commercial flights since 1993. Currently the airport is mostly used for flight training and local sightseeing trips.

Previous attempts to establish passenger flights from the airport have been largely unsuccessful. In the 1940s, 60s, 80s and 90s connections were launched to destinations such as Belfast and London but all were shortlived.

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Source: The Guardian

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