The Lake District was made an UNESCO World Heritage site last year and it receives more than 41.5 million visitors per year
IT’S going to be easier to get to the Lake District than ever before.
The area’s existing Carlisle Lake District Airport is going to be running flights for commercial and business class customers for the first time since 1993.
The airport will be connected to hubs in London, Dublin and Belfast.
It’s not yet known which airlines are going to be flying in and out of Carlisle – but the airport will be open for business from June.
Kate Willard of Stobart Group, said: “We look forward to working with partners in the visitor economy over these next months.
“[We hope] to help develop packages and promotions to make sure that our air services match the needs of our visitors.
“[We also hope] to attract new visitors to Cumbria and the surrounding area… through the development of a sustainable and really fantastic airport.”