Dublin Airport has said that Loganair will operate a new service between Dublin and Carlisle Lake District Airport starting July.
The airline will operate its five times weekly service with a 33-seater Saab 340B aircraft from July 4. Tickets are now on sale for booking, the airport said.
‘The Lake District is a stunningly beautiful area in the UK and we are delighted to add it as a new destination to our route network,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. ‘I have no doubt that this new route will be popular in both directions for Irish and British customers. We will work closely with Loganair to promote its new service.’
Loganair Commercial Director Kay Ryan, added, ‘There is huge demand for passengers in Ireland to visit Carlisle, which is home to major engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries and serves as a gateway to the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We also anticipate strong interest from passengers in Carlisle and the Scottish Borderlands area who are eager to spend time in Ireland.’
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Loganair has announced plans to commence a new service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Lake District Airport starting July 2019, an online report said.
The Belfast – Carlisle route will operate five flights per week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting July 4, 2019. The service will be operated on a 33 seat Saab 340 aircraft.
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said: ‘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, and we are therefore delighted to welcome both a new route and a new airline.
‘The route will connect the local market with major businesses in Cumbria and provide a gateway to the stunning Lake District.
‘The Loganair service will accommodate affordable and convenient access to the region whilst being of strategic importance to Belfast City Airport where developing our route network remains a primary aim.’
Kay Ryan, Commercial Director at Loganair said:’ We’re extremely pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale linking Belfast City Airport and Carlisle Lake District.
‘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.’
Flights can now be booked at www.loganair.co.uk with one way fares starting at £39.99, including taxes and charges as well as a 20kg checked baggage allowance, the report said.