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The Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP, has been visiting Carlisle Airport today as nearly £5million government funding was announced.
Mr Berry told ITV Border that the transport network throughout the county would also be reviewed, to improve connectivity to the airport:
The boss of Stobart group, which owns Carlisle Airport, says passenger flights to UK destinations could be taking off by summer 2018.
£4.75-million government funding from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership will be used to improve the runway and terminal.
We asked Stobart CEO, Andrew Tinkler, what the future of passenger flights from Carlisle Airport is going to look like:
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Passenger flights from Carlisle to London, Belfast, Dublin and some USA cities could be a step closer to reality with government funding.