Airport Information

Welcome to Kirkwall Airport – the gateway for the Orkney Islands

Kirkwall airport provides easy access to the Orkney Islands from Scotland’s major cities, Shetland and Norway. For business or leisure travellers – Kirkwall is the air transport hub for the islands.

Orkney is a destination offering a choice of over 70 islands that make up the archipelago. Kirkwall is the main town and is a great base for touring the islands or to just wander and take in the sites and eateries based around it. There are excellent air and ferry services between the islands, and you can also take the world’s shortest scheduled flight – lasting only two minutes – between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray.

Airport Information
Kirkwall Airport, (KOI), Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TH
Telephone: 01856 886 210
Fax: 01856 886 216

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri07:15 - 20:00
Sat07:15 - 17:45
Sun09:00 - 20:00
(and by arrangement)

The Information Desk is available during opening hours and can be contacted on either telephone number 01856 886 210 or by fax on 01856 886 211.

Passenger Services include:

  • Deb’s Cafe – offering :-
    • Hot and cold drinks, coffees, teas, hot chocolate and a licensed bar
    • Snacks and light meals including a daily special using ingredients sourced from local suppliers
    • Shop – including daily and weekly newspapers, gifts and last minute toiletries and supplies
  • Pay Phones
  • Quiet Room
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • TV
  • Free Wifi

Disabled Facilities
If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline. Loganair can be contacted on 01856 872 494 or at You can also contact airport administration staff by telephoning the information desk on 01856 886 210.

Facilities include:

  • Disabled Toilets
  • Wheelchairs
  • Ambulift
  • Ramp Facilities
  • Disabled Parking Bays and Drop Off and Pick Up Zones

Please see our Service Level Agreement for passengers with reduced mobility and disabled persons.

Useful Local Telephone Numbers

Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd 01856 872 421
Loganair Inter Island & General Enquiries 01856 872 494
Loganair Charter 01856 872 494 or 01856 873 458
Orkney Tourist Board 01856 872 856
Balfour Hospital 01856 888 000
Air Discount Scheme 0844 800 2855

Tourist Information
Please follow the link here to the Visitor Information Pages on Orkney offering ideas on what to see and do in the islands and further information on all the activities, wildlife, archaeological sites, and creative industries.

The Local Tourist Board is:
The Travel Centre
West Castle Street
KW15 1GU
Telephone: 01856 872 856
Fax: 01856 875 056
Website: or

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