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Old 29th Jul 2021, 07:42
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'goes into' - it's an extension of the same closure that has been effective since last year. You'll be aware that Esken are trying to sell the airfield and are concentrating on their prize assett SEN, having also pulled out of Teesside this week?
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 09:32
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I would think that the Jetfly PC-12 which flew from Kirkbride to Biggin Hill on Sunday would have used Carlisle had it been available.
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 21:04
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Notam closed to 12/01/22…any of the local guys and gals throw any light on what actually is happening here?
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 08:42
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Airport is open for the local flying schools
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:11
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What Graham said - airport is officially closed to all traffic except local based operators. The flight school continues to operate, as do the helicopter tour operators. There's currently no refuelling available, so local operators are refuelling at Kirkbride.

There was a flurry of activity last month, so it looked like they were preparing to open, but apparently not.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:30
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So why turn business away while keeping the airport licensed? I assume it is licensed if there are flight training schools operating.

It is like owning a pub and allowing only the locals in while most of the pub is empty. Will they be saying next that the airport is unviable so they will be claiming the airport has to close? Nice bit of land then for redevelopment.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:44
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It's like letting the locals in but there's no bar staff or booze for sale. Land is greenbelt.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:55
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Apart from locally based aircraft, who are the potential users of CAX ? All I can think of is the odd privately owned Cessna 172 pootling around the UK on a sunny day, but it's now almost November. I'm not expecting scheduled pax flights to return in the next 12 months...
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 10:35
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Because you don't need to pay staff to provide ATC, fuel and fire coverage.
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 10:38
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Private charter demand has increased since the start of the pandemic, due to executives not wanting to share aircraft with the masses or pass through busy terminals. Carlisle used to receive regular visits from such aircraft pre-covid, so presumably there is an increased demand here. Plus refuel for Air Ambulances, military movements etc.

The danger is that now these aircraft have started going elsewhere, they may not return.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 08:45
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I see AIS Airlines have applied for slots at Dublin for a new Carlisle service for S22
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 11:14
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Interesting that a Dutch company with only 4 jet stream 32 s would choose that route
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 11:59
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Is there anything else out of Dublin or just CAX? Being an EU airline, operating the other previous routes like BHD and SEN outr of Carlisle wouldn't be straightforward.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 13:10
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If I am not mistaken, AIS is a flight school with an attached commuter airline operation. They have been operating (subsidized?) domestic routes across Europe, I remember flights in Sweden and Germany.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 13:16
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Here we go again!
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 16:54
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Don't hold your breath to start passenger ops you need a licenced airport which reading this thread is far from being achievable!
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 17:02
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Airfield is still licenced, albiet notam'd closed except to residents?

https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-ind...ed-aerodromes/
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 18:17
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Interesting link to the CAA site and Carlisle does not appear to be on it ! Just a blank space where I guess it had previously been
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 18:32
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How odd - it was there earlier. Honest!

And what's disappeared betweeen Birmingham and Bournemouth?
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 19:37
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And what's disappeared between Birmingham and Bournemouth?...........Blackpool !!!!
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