Having reopened to general aviation in August 2018, Carlisle Lake District Airport (CAX/ EGNC) has gone from strength to strength. As a gateway to Cumbria and the UK’s stunning Lake District region, the airport is set to welcome commercial aviation passengers for the first time in 25 years.
Ahead of its reopening on 4 July, the airport has undergone a period of expansion and redevelopment, with support from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s investment of £4.95 million. Improvements include a new terminal and runway, while a new air traffic control tower is also expected to open in the near future.
In recognition of the airport’s dedication to providing an accessible and attractive hub for general aviation customers, Carlisle Lake District was awarded the Best General Aviation Airport Award by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) in October 2018. Aside from its strategic location it offers general aviation customers a professional executive handling service. Facilities include a VIP lounge, flight planning and weather reports, hangar space, apron transfers, helicopter charters and concierge services. Both Jet A-1 and Avgas are available, and the airport is open from 9am to 6pm, seven days a week.