Readers discuss destinations as new owner of Carlisle Lake District airport outlines vision

Readers shared their thoughts on the prospect of being able to fly from Carlisle again.

Isle of Man-based Ettyl Limited confirmed last month that it had signed agreements to acquire Stobart Air and Carlisle Lake District Airport from Esken Limited, the infrastructure group aeronautics and energy.

The company’s intention is to retain all staff currently employed by Stobart Air and the Carlisle Lake District Airport.

Acquiring the airport is a big moment for locals who hope it will help businesses recover and thrive.

Here is what you, the readers, had to say.

Many readers were keen to mention the places they were hoping for and eager to return.

Ann Devenish said: “It would be great if you could bring the Carlisle back to Dublin.”

Sharon Joy Reynolds said: “Bring back flights to the Channel Islands as well. I remember when I flew little from Carlisle Airport.

Emma Butterworth said: “I can’t wait to fly to the Isle of Man to see our family.”

Will Tod said, “Let’s keep our fingers crossed for them to get it off the ground.

“The tourist link in the south is massive.

“If it works as it should, it will be fantastic.

“The choice of London Airport makes or breaks the situation.”

Guy Brennan said: “I hope it comes off! Was a trip from Carlisle Airport to Dublin canceled last year due to bad flight weather? So I would like to try again.

Margaret Jackson said: “I hope there will be flights from Carlisle to Belfast – will be on it.”

Nain Hayat said: “Carlisle in London – it was so convenient – I hope it starts soon.”

Readers also shared their hopes for the airport’s effect on local businesses.

Anna Falcon said: “Since we are a tourist hotspot, I hope this will help the local economy.”

John Morland said: “I hope all is well for the new owner and [that he] made a good profit so he could build it.


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