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Old 28th Dec 2019, 09:21
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Given its off season and the flights are aimed at tourist traffic (inbound and outbound) those numbers seem reasonable to me.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 18:50
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And there I was thinking it is the Christmas/ New Year break period so is a peak travel time.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 19:47
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Only November stats available just now so the impact of the festive period isn't known yet. Certainly the car park has always had a fair number of cars in it when I have been up there (and I went up at weekends so no distortion from the Stobart staff parking there).
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 20:15
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Me thinks Carlisle and Prestwick are too close to each for them both to succeed!!!
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 20:35
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Originally Posted by Be a good chap View Post
Out of curiosity, what are the transport links like between the airport and the coast?

I note that the Sellafield nuclear facility and the BAE Submarine facility are located on the Cambrian coast, both about 1.5 - 2 hours drive from the airport.
Carlisle used to have cargo flights up to Dounreay with nuclear materials at one stage. BAe146's I seem to remember? (Can't remember which carrier...)
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 20:44
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And there I was thinking it is the Christmas/ New Year break period so is a peak travel time.
Please keep up LTNman
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 08:05
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
Carlisle used to have cargo flights up to Dounreay with nuclear materials at one stage. BAe146's I seem to remember? (Can't remember which carrier...)
TNT if I remember correctly.
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 23:08
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Originally Posted by CKT789 View Post
TNT if I remember correctly.
You're right. They were definitely in TNT colours anyway, might have been operated by Air Foyle.
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 09:19
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Originally Posted by highwideandugly View Post
Me thinks Carlisle and Prestwick are too close to each for them both to succeed!!!
Seriously? Have you looked at the road links from Carlisle to Prestwick?

Newcastle, Teeside, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blackpool and Manchester are all easier to get to from Carlisle than PIK! (According to Google driving times)
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 18:27
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 19:41
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Blackpool..... there have been no commercial flights from there for several years!
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 19:56
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Gill air used to operate a sd330 via Cax from BFS as part of the skynet network in late 1980s as far as I can recall
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 21:18
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The planned for Lake District tourist (hoped for )effect was mentioned many moons ago in the early planning stage by myself..

So ,you are a couple from Essex who enjoy walking in the hills...so you book a flight from Southend to Carlisle( on certain days),Ehhmm then what?

excess baggage for boots,tents,equipment inc. gas canisters etc.,dog!, then actually getting to the the lakes..hire car?...public transport..not really..try it..

It would be a nightmare(and expensive)..sorry it doesn’t compute.
try driving...5 hours and having your car which is needed in this fantastic part of England.

Belfast and Dublin possibly,Southend..nope.

ps..airport would make a great logistics site for Stobarts though!
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 21:29
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Agree with some of this but not about the need for a car in the Lake District. Been a number of times from Brum and always taken the train. This includes camping. Public transport is decent in the Lake District
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 21:49
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ps..airport would make a great logistics site for Stobarts though!
You mean like the one the terminal was built next to? To be honest, never looks that busy.
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 22:14
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try driving...5 hours and having your car which is needed in this fantastic part of England.
5 hours from Essex to Keswick? It was eight hours when I did it recently and there were no serious hold-ups - only several minor ones. Next time I'll certainly fly (if the service is still operating).
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 09:38
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Originally Posted by ZULUBOY View Post
Agree with some of this but not about the need for a car in the Lake District. Been a number of times from Brum and always taken the train. This includes camping. Public transport is decent in the Lake District
Try using Traveline website to determine a public transport route from Carlisle Airport to say Keswick. Yes if you come by train via Windemere or Penrith, bus connections are good (but expensive). BTW, I couldn't find the Airport on the Traveline website, and there's no public transport stops shown on google earth.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 10:19
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Originally Posted by Hipennine View Post
Try using Traveline website to determine a public transport route from Carlisle Airport to say Keswick. Yes if you come by train via Windemere or Penrith, bus connections are good (but expensive). BTW, I couldn't find the Airport on the Traveline website, and there's no public transport stops shown on google earth.
That's cos there aren't any. The airport runs a shuttle service to the train station in connection with flights.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 13:58
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Does anyone know whats happening this year in terms of parking at the airport? The website states that the car park is free until 21st December 2019.. which has now passed. Do they plan to start charging from today? Likewise is the bus service still due to continue?
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 07:17
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I was up there at the weekend and there was no sigh of any parking machines and the barriers hadn't been changed so I guess its staying free for now.
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