Carlisle airport has been named as the UK’s ‘Best General Aviation airport’ by the Airport Operator’s Association (AOA).
According to the award citation, Carlisle Lake District Airport provides a natural gateway for visitors to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, Galloway and the Border regions of Scotland.
It is promoting this valuable tourist facility with commercial and business passenger flights to major centres planned for Spring 2019.
General aviation activity is strongly encouraged, and has long been enthusiastically supported, visitors flying in being made very welcome.
Flight training is also available, and ranges from rotary to fixed wing, including microlights and instrument flight training, with all the usual facilities and support services.
Dedication in aiming to excel in providing an all-round general aviation airport is amply demonstrated.
The award was chosen by the UK AOPA. “We were pleased to make the award to CLDA because of its strategic importance for GA by location” said Martin Robinson, AOPA CEO.