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Old 10th Jul 2022, 20:35
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Any news for the future of the airport?

Current Notam says closed till end of the month…is their any chance of a reopening?

Answering my own question, I guess any scheduled services are out of the question.but prior to the millions spent..it was a thriving light operation airfield..where has all that business gone? Where has all the money gone!!

The silence..from the councils,owners and operators is deafening!
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Originally Posted by highwideandugly
Any news for the future of the airport?

Current Notam says closed till end of the monthÖis their any chance of a reopening?

Answering my own question, I guess any scheduled services are out of the question.but prior to the millions spent..it was a thriving light operation airfield..where has all that business gone? Where has all the money gone!!

The silence..from the councils,owners and operators is deafening!
I suspect it will be extended again.

It's a shame - like you said it was a popular GA airfield, and also received frequent visits from business jets. They could at least re-open and get that traffic back.
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Old 11th Jul 2022, 09:02
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they've clearly given up on it.
I suspect they only ever wanted a logistics centre and promising an enhanced airport was a way to achieve that goal.
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Old 11th Jul 2022, 09:32
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I suspect they only ever wanted a logistics centre and promising an enhanced airport was a way to achieve that goal.
This is Stobart in Cumbria (big fish, little pond). A threat to move away usually works
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Old 11th Jul 2022, 13:19
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But why so little outcry from the local populace?

We all suspected way back that it was always for Stobarts..and many of us said as much but were shouted down.

I can’t believe the silence, especially at the amount of money that was spent, apparently for no return?
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But why so little outcry from the local populace?
What local populace? Sheep can't talk
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Yep..I think the wool has been pulled over their eyes😀
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Old 12th Jul 2022, 06:42
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Uwe must be kidding.
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Old 12th Jul 2022, 06:58
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The planning and building of a new mini terminal was all part of what seems like deception. While it comes as no surprise that there are no passenger services no one saw the plan involved the closure of the airfield.

Anyone thinking Carlisle will reopen to GA is baa baa barmy.

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Old 12th Jul 2022, 10:35
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The resident light aircraft are still flying with no new residents currently allowed. On refugee waiting to move in is currently operating from Teesside.
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Old 12th Jul 2022, 15:23
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Now why would that be?
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Old 12th Jul 2022, 15:41
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So they don't have to spend any money. Operators are the same as at Southend, so my money is on cock-up over conspiracy. These are the guys who specified the wrong windows for the new control tower the CAA told them they needed.
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Bristow and 2Excel are to continue providing helicopter search and rescue and aerial surveillance services to the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency following the award of a 10-year contract.

Bristow in the process will add a seasonal base in Carlisle and guessing at the airport. Operating 12 hours a day from April to September, to ďserve areas around two of the busiest locations for summer tourismĒ

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Old 21st Jul 2022, 22:18
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Nice big hangars up there sat doing nothing.
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Old 25th Jul 2022, 08:20
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Makes sense. Currently the Lake District seems to be covered by Prestwick based helicopters, which often end up popping in to Carlisle to refuel.

They just need to re-open the airport first!
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Old 27th Jul 2022, 08:19
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NOTAM Updated: Now closed until October 24th.

What a farse!
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It still amazes me that barely anything is being said locally about this.

The costs involved in developing a potential white elephant, were a sizeable amount, money that could have been spent on the infrastructure and needy of the area and yet..nothing,absolutely nothing is being discussed in the press ?
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Old 27th Jul 2022, 19:38
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Most of it was Stobart's money - I think the only public money was part funding the runway?
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Old 27th Jul 2022, 19:56
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Due to the current COVID-19 epidemic the Carlisle & Lake District Airport shall be closed as from the 1st of April 2020 until further notice.
Clearly Stobart thinks we are still in lockdown.
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Clearly Stobart thinks we are still in lockdown.
Wouldn't put it past them...
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