Loganair has launched flights from Carlisle Lake District airport, marking the first time for 26 years that commercial flights have taken place from the airport.
From today the airline is launching flights to Dublic, Belfast City, and London Southend using Saab 340 regional airliners.
A total of twenty eight flights a week will take place from the airport, with five return flights each to Belfast and Dublin and four times a week to Southend.
The first flight left this morning bound for Dublin shortly after 0800 local (0700Z). It is understood that the aircraft operating the route is currently on lease from NyxAir, with the aircraft being Estonian registered (ES-NSD).
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception