– Leader of Carlisle City Council Joe Hendry
"It is a very special opportunity that will be widely welcomed by the whole of Carlisle - in particular the business community.
"The decision follows publication of a survey by Stobart Group showingthat 95% of people questioned were in favour of flights to London."
Carlisle City Council has backed the Stobart Group's plans to develop Carlisle airport. It is not yet known whether opponents of the development will seek to take the decision to judicial review