Scottish regional carrier, Loganair, has announced it will commence a five-times weekly service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Lake District Airport on 4 July 2019.

The new route will connect Northern Ireland with Cumbria and provide a gateway to the stunning Lake District, which attracts 45 million visitors each year. It will also mark a milestone for Carlisle Lake District Airport as Loganair will be the first operator to offer commercial flights to the airport airport since 1993.

“There is significant demand from both business and leisure passengers in Northern Ireland for an affordable air link to the Lake District and southern Scotland,” said Katy Best, commercial director at Belfast City Airport. “We are therefore delighted to welcome both a new route and a new airline.”

Commenting further on the announcement, Kay Ryan (pictured), commercial director at Loganair revealed: “With journey times of less than one hour, the Lake District is a fantastic holiday destination so the schedule is designed to offer flexibility when choosing travel plans. Equally, we anticipate strong interest from passengers in Carlisle and the Scottish Borderlands eager to spend time in Northern Ireland.

“The region’s economy is also thriving, and this new route provides the opportunity to do business in Carlisle’s lucrative engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries.”

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