Coronavirus – changes to opening times from 23 March (and from 30 March – see below)
|Mon - Fri (with exception of Thurs)||08:30 - 09:45 and 17:30 - 18:40|
|Thurs||08:30 - 09:45 and 14:15 - 18:40|
|Sun||15:45 - 17:00|
The airport will not be open out with these times. We continue to review the situation on a day-to-day basis, so please keep checking the website for up-to-date details.
From Monday 30th March
Following the strict measures announced by the Prime Minister and the First Minister on Monday 23rd March, we have been liaising closely with the Scottish Government and our aviation partners to ensure that HIAL airports can continue their unique role in providing lifeline services for our communities.
HIAL will continue to do all it can to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff, limit the spread of the infection and have the necessary resilience in place to maintain our ability to service essential and emergency flights.
Working with Transport Scotland, Loganair and Hebridean Air Services, HIAL have agreed to service a skeleton schedule that will ensure its airports can continue to provide lifeline, emergency and essential services. This will ensure that vital flights, including NHS passenger transfer, the Royal Mail, oil and gas, and any required emergency flights can be accommodated.
Therefore, from Monday 30th March 2020 the opening hours at Islay Airport to accommodate the skeleton schedule will be:
Monday to Wednesday: 08:30 – 09:40
Thursday: 08:30 – 09:40 and 14:30 – 14:55 (Hebridean Air Services Oban / Colonsay flight)
Friday: 08:30 – 09:40
Sunday: 17:00 – 17:55
We also have contingency arrangements in place to accommodate emergency flights outwith these times.
We do not know how long these essential measures will remain in place but will update the website with any further changes to opening times.
The Information Desk is available during opening hours, on 01496 302 361.
Islay airport is situated almost in the centre of the island. Islay is know within Scotland as being the “Queen of the Hebrides” for its spectacular scenery, mild climate and the famous malt whiskies it produces. The airport, with its direct link from Glasgow, is the ideal point from which to start exploring this unique island rich in culture and heritage.
Islay Airport (ILY), Glenegedale, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AS
01496 302 022
Airport Terminal Passenger Services include:
Airport Café – Please note that the café is currently closed.
There is also a Pay Phone.
If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to your arrival at the airport through your airline.
- Disabled Toilet
- Ramp Facilities
- Ambulift/Stair Climber
- Disabled parking Bays
Useful Local Telephone Numbers
|Islay Airport Information Desk||01496 302361|
|Police Scotland, Bowmore||01496 801222|
|Islay Hospital||01496 301000|
|Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre||0870 720 0617|
Please follow the link here to our Visitor Pages on Islay which offer ideas on what to see and do on the island, and also some further information on the Islay Air Show which is held annually at the airport.
The local Tourist Board centre is open all year round. Their contact details are:
Isle of Islay
Telephone: 08707 200 617
Fax: 01496 810 363
Website: www.visitscottishheartlands.com or www.visitscotland.com
Air Discount Scheme
The Scottish Government’s Air Discount Scheme (ADS) provides a 40 per cent reduction on air fares between Scotland’s remotest communities and Scottish cities. ADS are applicable for people whose main residence is any of the following: Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland, Islay and Jura, Caithness and North-West Sutherland. It also includes students from these areas who are studying away from home.
For more information on ADS, eligibility criteria, application information and how to apply, please visit the ADS website on www.airdiscountscheme.com.