Carlisle - Luton

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http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=163665 Ex Flybe Bae 146-100 charters and daily Luton service Odd times to LTN in the evening, return in the morning Why not LCY?
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That surely wont work, Carlisle has very little in the way of facilities for business PAX, Luton will not be their preffered option and with 1 flight a day their is little if any flexibility. Cant see it been particularly popular with leisure travellers either.
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As Tom said it will not work. I've been to Carlise airport many a time, and its a good 7 miles out, with the main road to Newcastle running past it, not in very good condition. Althought a bus service could be run to the city, it still won't work. Tho the area needs a service to London, instead of the 5 hr train journey down!
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And of course, NCL has goodness knows how many flights day to LHR and LGW with BA and STN with EZY.
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Exactly, tho NCL is not that easy to reach from Carlisle, i know as i've done it!
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tho NCL is not that easy to reach from Carlisle, i know as i've done it!
Long drive on the A69.
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Long drive on the A69.
Exactly! :rolleyes:
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Well people always say 'Airlines shouldnt start flights from LBA and MAN as they are too close', its about a 1 and a half to 2 hour drive in rush hour so I suppose you have a point about Carlisle and Newcastle. Still cant see it working though.
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Exactly, tho NCL is not that easy to reach from Carlisle, i know as i've done it!
Like Chris said, a long drive along the A69. But then again, there is a train, and the 685 bus from Carlisle to Eldon Square. I was on it a couple of weeks ago, it only took just over an hour.

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Seems very likely to attract few pax with those schedules. Say a 0700 departure to LGW or LCY and a departing service from either at 1800 may attract some pax but not enough foe a 146. Why don't these startups use something like a leased BAE31 or Saab 340 then buld up traffic?
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well in airliner world magazine a few months ago it did say they where expanding and offering their airport to all airlines. a £25 million redevelopment was propsed i think.