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Charges, Opening Hours and Pilots Information



Terms and Conditions of Use & Airport Charges
Follow the links below for the current terms and conditions of use and airport charges for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and Dundee Airport Limited (DAL).

Opening Hours

Hours of Operation
To find out the current opening hours for all of HIAL's Airports, please click here.

Out of Hours Permit Scheme
Fixed wing aircraft which exceed 2,730kgs MTOW no longer qualify to operate under the HIAL Out of Hours Indemnity Permit Scheme. On the grounds of safety, the justification for taking this decision was to prevent aircraft above this weight being chartered to/from a HIAL aerodrome outside its published hours, when there is no air traffic service or airport service cover available.

For details of the HIAL Out of Hours Permission please download the Out of Hours application form and please also read our Arrangements for Flights Outside Official Opening Hours. (Please see below for information on Out of Hours Permission at Dundee airport.) Please then contact the airport you wish to fly to direct during the published airport opening hours. Once completed, please return your OOH application form directly to:

Business Support Team
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd
Head Office
Inverness Airport
Telephone: 01667 462445
Fax: 01667 464208

To discuss Out of Hours Permission at Dundee airport please contact Dundee SATCO direct on 01382 662220 during airport opening hours.

Pilots Information

Weather/Aerodrome Information
An automatic weather and aerodrome information service for the following airports can obtained during aerodrome opening hours. Please telephone:

  • Benbecula: 01870 604 818
  • Kirkwall : 01856 878 476
  • Inverness: 01667 464 255
  • Stornoway: 01851 707 444
  • Wick: 01955 607 596

For meteorological information, please contact:
Meteorological Office
Fitzroy Road
Telephone: 0870 900 0100
Website: www.metoffice.gov.uk

For pre-flight planning information, please visit the website of the National Air Traffic Services Ltd.

For UK airspace restrictions information, please contact:
CAA Directorate of Airspace Policy
CAA House
45-59 Kingsway
Telephone: 020 7453 6500
Fax: 020 7453 6565
Website: www.caa.co.uk/dap