Commercial flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport will finally return after more than 25 years.

The airport's owners - Stobart Group - announced on Monday that the first flight will take off on July 4. Scottish airline Loganair will carry passengers to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin.

News & Star readers have been reacting to the development on Facebook.

Wonderful news for the area.

Don't knock it. Business and holiday flights. I hope it's successful.

Grant Inglis

Let’s just give them a break.

Hopefully all turns out well. Good luck Carlisle Airport.

I'm looking forward to it.

Mag Wilson

Having the airport like this is a great idea.

Rome was not built in a day so good luck to everyone.

Mannie Viveiros Sutherland

Give them a break.

All good things comes to those that wait. Good luck to the Airport Team.

Lynda Nineham

Good luck Carlisle Airport...I hope all goes well.

I can’t wait to use it.

Susan Troughton

Fingers crossed it all goes well.

The county could use it.

Madonna Hall

Seeing is believing. I'll wait.

John Davies

It's miles off the Lake District. It should have been named Carlisle City Airport.

Colin Docker

I'll believe it when I see it.

Stacey Kidd

Great news. I hope we can get to Spain soon.

Mark Jones

Hopefully flights will go to Newquay eventually.

Lesley Warwick

What an asset to Carlisle and the south of Scotland.

Lilia Briggs

Could be the best thing that happens for the county, don't knock it, support it and hope that it becomes a success.

Everyone is quick to criticise, then get in their car to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh and say 'we had to come here because we haven't got an airport closer.

Andy Haugh

Looking forward to going to Dublin. The prices on Loganair seem very reasonable.

Elaine Walker