Carlisle Lake District Airport (IATA: CAX, ICAO: EGNC) is a small regional airport located 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) 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 excavations
Since 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.
In addition, Brampton and Beyond Energy Ltd (BABE) in conjunction with Stobart Energy hope to build a £1.5 million anaerobic digester renewable energy plant on a piece of woodland to the west of the site by 2018.
There are also plans to commence passenger flights to Belfast, Dublin and London from April 2016.
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