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Lake District Flights

from Southend Airport

Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and now, Essex holiday-makers can say goodbye to the 5 hour car journey and get to the Lake District in under 2 hours.

From 4th June, tourists can look forward to exploring the Lake District with ease, as Southend Airport has announced they are now offering flights to an airport in the north west of the country.

As of today, passengers will be able to purchase tickets to fly to Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) which has announced its new airline partner as Loganair, Scotland’s national airline.The flights will begin on 4th June when CLDA will launch commercial and business passenger flights for the first time since 1993.


The flight schedule will operate as follows:

London Southend to Carlisle Lake District –
Monday – Thursday, Departing 08:45 and Arriving 10:05.
Friday – Sunday, Departing 13:30 and Arriving 14:50.
Monday – Thursday, Departing 19:15 and Arriving 20:35.
Friday & Sunday, Departing 19:55 and Arriving 21:20.

Carlisle Lake District to London Southend – 
Monday – Thurday,  Departing 06:50 and Arriving 08:15.
Friday -Sunday,  Departing 11:35 and Arriving 13:00.
Monday – Thursday, Departing 17:20 and Arriving 18:45.
Friday & Sunday, Departing 18:00 and Arriving 19:25.

All Loganair fares include a 20kg checked baggage allowance and complimentary in-flight refreshments.


As England’s largest National Park, the Lake District is now a World Heritage Site with a wide range of  attractions for the family, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area. It is home to popular Scafell Pike, its highest mountain, Wastwater – its deepest lake, and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. A holiday to the Lake District gives tourists the chance to admire picturesque valleys, row across breathtaking lakes and enjoy a wide array of outdoor fun and activities.

These Lake District flights are going to make travelling to the popular staycation destination much easier – especially for those with young children and lots of luggage that doesn’t fit in the boot of a car!

Flights will take just 90 minutes from Southend Airport and will be operating daily. Lake District flights are on sale now via the Logan Air website with prices starting at £44.99 one-way.

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