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Contact details

Street: Glenurquhart Road
City: Inverness IV3 5NX
Country: United Kingdom
Web site:
Contact: Mr. Gordon Summers
Telephone: +44 1463 702508
Fax: +44 1463 702023

Outline of air transport in the Highlands:

Airports operated by Highlands and Islands Airports LimitedHighlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) operates 10 airports throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, supporting business and leisure travel and providing lifeline links between island communities and the mainland.

The airports are spread out in an arc from Campbeltown in Kintyre to the Argyll islands of Islay and Tiree, Barra, Benbecula and Stornoway in the Western Isles, Sumburgh in Shetland, Kirkwall in Orkney and Wick and Inverness on the mainland.

With the exception of Barra and Campbeltown, all the airports are licensed for Public Use - a classification that allows airport procedures to be published. Barra and Campbeltown are licensed for Ordinary Use, where approach procedures are private - for example, held by an operating airline.

Full Air Traffic Control (ATC) is offered at Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Wick, Inverness, Stornoway and Benbecula. Flight Information Service (FIS) is offered at Barra, Tiree, Islay and Campbeltown, where the scale of operations does not require ATC personnel.

Participating airports:

Inverness Airport

City: UK-Inverness IV2 7JB
Web site:
Contact: Mrs. Lorraine Hopkins / Mr. James Walton
Telephone: +44-16 67 462 445
Direct line: +44-16 67-46 42 63
Fax: +44 16 67 464 216

Wick Airport

City: UK-Wick Caithness KW1 4QP
Web site:
Contact: Mr. Ian Craighead
Telephone: +44 19 55 60 22 15
Direct line: +44 19 55 60 75 79
Fax: +44 19 55 60 59 46

Sumburgh Airport

City: Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland
Web site:
Address: Shetland Islands ZE39JP
Contact: Mr. Nigel Flaws
Telephone: +44-(0)19 5046 0564
Fax: +44-(0)19 5046 0218

Kirkwall Airport

Address: Grimsetter, Orkney KW15 1TH
Web site:
Contact: Mr. Tommy Tullock
Telephone: +44-(0)18 56 87 24 21
Fax: ++44(0)1856 886211

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