The Cumberland News - Paul McTaggart

Cumbia's leaders have welcomed a potential new chapter for Carlisle's airport as discussions regarding its sale are still progressing. 

The aviation and renewables group, Esken, aims to sell Carlisle Lake District Airport by the end of February, alongside other 'non-core' assets within their portfolio. 

Sources have previously speculated that the estimated cost of the airport, which has been dormant since 2020, is around the '£15m mark', although it has not been confirmed. 

Carlisle's MP John Stevenson believes the prospective sale would be a valuable addition to the city during its period of transformation, stating that he would be "delighted to see it acquired by another business".

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