Kirkwall Airport Orkney Mini Guide
Kirkwall Airport is the airport serving the main settlement on the main island called Mainland. Travellers there include workers from the oil fields as well as those tourists who want to ‘get away from it all’. Most flights to the airport are from mainland airports or from flights coming in from the outlying islands. The main route in is from Glasgow International Airport which opens access to Kirkwall to overseas tourists who can fly in from destinations as diverse as Toronto, Dubai, Philadelphia and Orlando. Once there, you will find very little in the way of public transport so a hire car from Kirkwall Airport will be essential; pre-book it before you leave home to guarantee its availability.
You might wonder why you would need a hire car in the Orkneys but when you consider that the main island covers over 200 square miles you’ll soon understand why.
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Useful to know about Kirkwall Airport
- The airport is three miles from Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands
- Flybe and Loganair are the two airlines operating from the airport although all Flybe flights are operated under the Loganair banner
- Flights are either from other Scottish mainland airports including Glasgow International and Aberdeen or from the outlying islands
- It began life as RAF Grimsetter, an airbase protecting the Scapa Flow naval base
- It became a civil airport in 1948
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