Staff at Carlisle airport were put through their paces at a check-in training session, with less than a month to go before the first commercial flights take off from the site.

The security and passenger service agents worked through Loganair’s bespoke IT systems, customer service-related procedures and security measures, ahead of the airport's official opening on July 4.

It will see commercial flights take-off for the first time in more than 25 years.

The Stobart Group-owned and operated airport has teamed up with Loganair to offer routes to and from London Southend Airport, Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport.

Kate Willard, director of partnership development for Stobart Group, said: “We were delighted to have the Loganair team come to the airport to conduct this essential training.

“It goes to show how closely we are working with Loganair ahead of commercial flights launching.

"Like our sister airport, London Southend Airport, we want to champion customer service.”

A Loganair spokesman said: “With less than a month until our first services touch down on the tarmac of Carlisle Lake District Airport, we’re undertaking an intense programme of preparations ahead of the launch.

"Congratulations to the team at the airport for completing the training and we’re very much looking forward to the big day.”