Carlisle reopening delayed

The resumption of scheduled flights at Carlisle Lake District Airport has been delayed until sufficient air traffic controllers can be recruited to staff the tower. (SimonLedingham/

THE REOPENING of Carlisle Lake District Airport (CAX), which was scheduled for June 4, has been postponed until September. The Cumbrian airport, owned by Stobart Group, closed to all fixedwing traffic late last year. Since then work to resurface its runways and build a new terminal has been under way – Loganair was due to launch services to Belfast, Dublin and London Southend when the airstrip and passenger building were completed.

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