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Old 13th May 2017, 10:47
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Regular passenger flights from Carlisle planned for next summer
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Old 13th May 2017, 11:01
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Mr Tinkler pointed out that the group also owns London Southend Airport and flies almost two million people to Dublin from their under franchise agreements with Aer Lingus and Flybe.
I think Mr Tinkler has either been misquoted or has been smoking his own socks......
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I'll believe it when I see tickets go on sale...
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Old 13th May 2017, 12:14
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They do fly 1.5 - 2 million to Dublin, not from SEN but that is about right as a figure for the DUB network
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 19:30
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Carlisle Airport plans passenger flights after 5m boost - BBC News
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 20:30
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rowly - please don't take my post personally - I know you're just posting an article from the Beeb. A journalist from the Beeb should be capable of doing a bit of background research before effectively recycling a press release

Stobart are opening routes from Southend to both Manchester and Glasgow at the end of October 2017.

I have 3 questions about this plan for a London-Carlisle passenger route.
1 - At which London airport will it land ?
2 - Which airline will be doing the flying ?
3 - Which company or organisation will take commercial responsibility for any possible losses ?

The spotter in me would really like to see a regular London-Carlisle route start up, but the realist side of me is unable to find viable commercial solutions. Of course, others on here are probably far more familiar with Stobart and Carlisle so I happily defer to their wisdom
However, until there's a clear and credible commercially-viable answer to each of these questions, I'm pretty dubious about the whole scheme

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Old 27th Jun 2017, 21:14
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dj...you know the answers to your own questions:

SEN
Stobart
Stobart

No-one else will touch it with a bargepole
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 21:32
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No offence taken, I thought that with the money now being released that we may see some action on the ground so to speak.


I have always thought that any airline willing to try from CAX would have to be brave and have deep pockets, but what do I know.
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 21:54
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DUB would probably do just fine IMO, though I'm more sceptical about Belfast. Citywing (RIP) via IOM would probably have been a better fit. London is a waste of time, though with the route fund subsidy Stobart will still be laughing if it's fresh air they're flying around.

Is it worth the investment for 40-odd pax per day on the one sustainable route? Definitely not.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 06:14
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I'm curious why everyone thinks london is such a bad idea?
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 06:38
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Originally Posted by cumbrianboy
I'm curious why everyone thinks london is such a bad idea?
It'll still be quicker using the train
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 06:46
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It will pick up a few price sensitive business travellers on the assumption the flight is cheaper than the train at short notice. A few people will use it to access the Lake District. And that's about it, I can't see there are many people needing to travel between Essex and Carlisle or vv this will benefit.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 07:39
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1
I can't see there are many people needing to travel between Essex and Carlisle or vv this will benefit.
How about some Shotgun Weddings in Gretna Green?
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 08:33
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4.75 million of tax payers money. Shame Stobart wasn't prepared to spend its own money.
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 09:13
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Originally Posted by LTNman
4.75 million of tax payers money.
And apparently we live in an age of austerity......
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 09:27
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And apparently we live in an age of austerity......
The money arboretum has produced a bumper crop of new tenners since the 9th June. Must have been the heatwave
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 11:25
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So, looking at the aerial picture of the airport in the aboove article, where are they planning to handle the passengers? In tents...?
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 11:35
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So, looking at the aerial picture of the airport in the aboove article, where are they planning to handle the passengers? In tents...?
In the terminal that is being built with the 4.75m headlined in same article I imagine
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Old 28th Jun 2017, 12:43
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Originally Posted by virginblue
So, looking at the aerial picture of the airport in the aboove article, where are they planning to handle the passengers? In tents...?
Stranger things have happened, MAN took the lead up north handling the passengers in tents whilst LPL got left behind fannying around building an art deco terminal building.
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Flash! Somebody has just seen a number of pigs fly over Car!Isle Airport!
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