Passenger flights from Carlisle Airport will begin on 4 June, Stobart Group confirmed today (23 January).
Commercial and business passenger flights will use Carlisle Lake District Airport for the first time since 1993.
The airport will connect Cumbria and the Lake District, which receives 41.5 million visitors per year, with major tourism and business hubs including London, Dublin and Belfast.
The Head of Corporate Projects at Stobart Group said they are looking forward to attracting new visitors to the area:
The project has received the support of the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with a commitment of £4.95m for the development of the airport.
The Executive Director of the Cumbria LEP added: