Kirkwall airport today offers scheduled services to the Scottish mainland operated by Loganair, a franchise of Flybe. Loganair also use Kirkwall airport as their base.
Daily Royal Mail, and newspaper flights, Fisheries Protection aircraft, and the Northern Lighthouse Board helicopter also operate from the airport. Over 130,000 passengers a year use the airport to fly to 7 different destinations and its claim to fame is that it operates the world’s shortest air service between Westray and Papa Westray which is less than two minutes.
Within the airport Terminal Building, there is a great cafe called Airfayre offering a range of locally prepared and sourced meals, light snacks, soft drinks tea and coffee. And for those passengers looking for last minute presents and gifts, there is a good range of local crafts and products on sale.