Carlisle Lake District Airport

at , Carlisle , CA64NW United Kingdom

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Carlisle Lake District Airport

Carlisle CA64NW
United Kingdom
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Carlisle Lake District Airport is a small regional airport located 5NM east northeast of Carlisle, Cumbria, England.Carlisle has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P855) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction, up to a maximum takeoff weight authorised (MTWA) of 12.5 tonnes.The airport is located on a hill side above the River Irthing. The airport has been the location for some prehistoric excavationsSince 30 May 2009, the airport has been owned by the Stobart Group on a 150-year lease, expiring 2151.Between 3 December 2014 and 7 September 2015, a £12 million Air Freight Distribution Centre was built on the south-eastern corner of the site, which is now leased to Eddie Stobart Logistics. Stobart Group also intend to build a further warehousing and development hub from 2017 on land adjacent to the Air Freight Distribution Centre.HistoryRAF Crosby-on-EdenIn the early 1930s, Cumberland County Council opened Kingstown Municipal Airport, at the time outside the borough boundaries which later became the RAF Kingstown and is now Kingstown or Kingmoor Industrial estate. With the outbreak of war in 1939, RAF Kingstown's runway was too small for bombers, so the Royal Air Force developed a new airstrip at Crosby-on-Eden. The new facility came into operation in February 1941 for training operations, designating the station RAF Crosby-on-Eden.

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Carlisle Lake District Airport is Carlisle based place and this enity listed in Airport category. CA64NW.