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Old 19th Aug 2020, 15:22
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Well the 4.75m for the runway & terminal improvements came from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership & not Stobart so the "good runway" as described indirectly belongs to the area anyway surely.
Just to be clear, the runway etc was match funded by Stobart, not paid for wholey by the LEP.
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 03:53
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Originally Posted by horatio_b View Post
Off topic, but of local interest, I found a website with copies of old airline timetables.
In the late 1950's Silver City operated a summer service, three return trips on a Saturday, between Carlisle and IOM. As Carlisle Council did not purchase the airport until 1960, these flights were operated from Silloth. I believe they used the B170 Bristol Freighter.

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttima...9/silv59-4.jpg
Dan-Air used to operated a HS 748 between Newcastle, Carlisle and the Isle Of Man and a further service between Carlisle and Jersey for a number of years. Seem to remember Autair ran a service to London for a short time. There were other airlines as well that used to serve the airport.

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Old 20th Aug 2020, 08:31
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Don't forget MANX AIRLINES to the IOM
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 09:42
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Dan-Air used to operated a HS 748 between Newcastle, Carlisle and the Isle Of Man and a further service between Carlisle and Jersey for a number of years. Seem to remember Autair ran a service to London for a short time. There were other airlines as well that used to serve the airport.
EuroAir operated HPR7's and/or Budgies LHR/CAX/DND and return
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 10:51
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Lets hope EGNC can learn from the USA where local airports exist for business flights and g/a! No need for passenger flights or terminal just a good FBO. If they could get approval for AFISO IFR approaches without ATC would be perfect! Highland and island airports manage!?
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 11:03
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The USA doesn't really do public transport to the same level as the UK, and population density is much lower. I don't think Carlisle and an airport in a rural state in the USA are a particularly valid comparison
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 12:27
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Originally Posted by OC37 View Post
EuroAir operated HPR7's and/or Budgies LHR/CAX/DND and return
There was an airline that operated for a spell with a J31 CAX-LPL-STN called Lakeside Northwest
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 12:42
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Carlisle was certainly "on the boards" within what was then the new Terminal for a short period.
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 19:32
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A few other scheduled airlines at Crosby over the years not yet mentioned.
BEA was first, transferring from Kingstown in Apr 1947, and flying Rapides to IOM, Belfast & Newcastle until Oct that year.
After the reopening of Crosby to schedules in the early 60s, Derby Airways variously flew to Belfast, Derby, Gatwick, Jersey & Guernsey between 1962-64, with DC-3, plus the odd C4 Argonaut and Mercury-operated Heron.
British United (CI) Airways succeeded Silver City on IOM route 1963-65 after latter merged with Jersey Airlines, still with DC-3s, and preceding the appearance of Dan-Air from 1966.
Intra Airways advertised a Viscount Jersey schedule in summer 1979, after Dan-Air gave up that route.
Air Ecosse appeared in 1982, initially with a twice-weekly Twin Otter fancifully routed ABZ-GLA-CAX-BWF(Barrow)-BLK-LPL, plus a weekly IOM service. After some variations, a DND-CAX-LHR Short 360 route was then flown from 1983-85, prior to Euroair taking it over.
Air Furness flew an IOM service by Islander for a while during 1987-88.
Newair briefly operated a London Biggin Hill route with a Jetstream 31 for a couple of months from Apr - Jun 1993.

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Old 20th Aug 2020, 19:47
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Company called Lakeside Northwest too IIRC. Not forgetting the Gill Air mail flights, and visits from Balkan AN12, BD 737 and Pan Am 727 (Lockerbie related). Hopefully the airport gets.back on its feet as I believe its popular with the military
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Old 20th Aug 2020, 20:11
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Actually the airport reminds me of Swansea even though they are as different as chalk and cheese. Probably has something to do with their airline history.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 19:13
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Now notam'd closed until the end of October...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 20:27
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Carlisle United v Southend United tomorrow (Sat 19/9).

Wonder how the Shrimpers are planning to travel to Cumbria?

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Old 18th Sep 2020, 20:44
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Carlisle United v Southend United tomorrow (Sat 19/9).

Wonder how the Shrimpers are planning to travel to Cumbria?
SEN - NCL??
Or perhaps good old puffer train?
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 20:58
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I fear it will be a long trip in a charabanc with a packed lunch for all.

Given they need to hand over nearly half a million to HMRC within 6 weeks they need to seriously cut back where they can.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 11:46
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We dreamed of a packed lunch!
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 12:26
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From Carlisle Airport facebook:
"Our very own Kate Willard has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, recognising her contribution to Transport and the Economy. Congratulations Kate! "

Announced on the same day they confirm 16 members of staff are to be made redundant. Great timing.

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1...trict-airport/

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Old 15th Oct 2020, 12:40
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"All in it together"...now that mantra seems familiar both now & at the start of the banking crisis too.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 10:43
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Devil Carlisle Emu and how to be Honoured

It says much for the professionalism of Stobart Air that it chooses to communicate to the wider world via Facebook.

What is said about the UK's Honours System by the award of an OBE to the senior Stobart employee who seemed to have no idea about the precise opening date of Carlisle Emu Airport is best not mused upon in an open, public forum.

Be interesting to know how many UK regional airports have shut down to passenger traffic in the way that Carlisle Emu has.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 12:01
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Seems to be an ex-Stobart employee now? Not only on FB, but a week or so after the announcement and within a day or so of confirming redundancies

And, er, none?
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