Thanks guys! That’s what Carlisle Lake District Airport is saying to General Aviation (GA) pilots for putting up with the airport being closed while the new runway and terminal were built.
The airport re-opened to GA this week – on Tuesday, 7 August – and is celebrating by cutting fuel and landing fees for GA customers. The lower fees acknowledge the support of the GA community during the construction period.
- Landing fees will be discounted at 20% for August and reviewed for September
- Avgas fuel will be £1.70 per litre (including VAT) from Friday 10 August until Sunday 30 September
- Jet fuel prices will remain unchanged at market rates
- Stobart Cafe, located in the North Apron, will also offer a free tea or coffee with every purchase above £5.
Kate Willard of Stobart Group which runs the airport, said, “These amazing offers show Carlisle Lake District Airport is well and truly open to the GA community, who have been incredibly supportive over the last few months.
“Our lower landing and fuel fees mean this gateway to the Lake District and the south of Scotland is even more accessible to light aircraft.”
Here’s what the new runway looks like from 8000ft thanks to pilot Phil Short pic.twitter.com/ZiYK3Ku1MI
— Carlisle Lake District Airport (@CarlisleAirport) May 5, 2018
Carlisle Lake District Airport is open between 10:00 and 17:00 seven days per week with immediate effect. This is expected to extend to 09:00 to 18:00 in the coming weeks. There are no out-of-hours GA operations at this time.
Carlisle Lake District Airport