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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