Staff check-in training has been held at Carlisle Lake District airport ahead of the first commercial flights in more than 25 years next month.

Loganair plans to start services from the airport in Cumbria on July 4.

Flights will operate to Southend airport, Belfast City and Dublin.

Both Carlisle and Southend airports are owned and operated by the Stobart Group.

Fares to Belfast City start at £39.99 and to Dublin and Southend from £44.99.

The last commercial flights from the airport were run in 1993.

Stobart Group partnership development director Kate Willard said: “We were delighted to have the Loganair team come to the airport to conduct this essential training with our hard-working security and passenger service agents.

“It goes to show how closely we are working with Loganair ahead of commercial flights launching on Thursday 4 July.

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

A Loganair spokesperson 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.”