Airport Information


Sumburgh airport is the main airport serving Shetland and is situated approximately 25 miles south from the main town/port of Lerwick. The airport provides air links to Scotland’s major cities, Orkney and Norway.

Investing for the future

Scotland’s Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf, officially open the refurbished Sumburgh Airport in February 2017.

HIAL has invested more than £7.85million over three years to create a faster, smoother airport experience for passengers. Improvements include larger security screening areas and upgrades to the main departure lounge.

The first phase of HIAL’s investment undertaken in 2014, saw major improvements to facilities for the energy sector including the refurbishment of several hangars, a new offshore lounge and briefing facilities and a dedicated area for offshore workers. Oil and gas industry clients include Shell, BP, Total, Fairfield and EnQuest, with Statoil also starting flights from Sumburgh later this year.

The second phase caters for scheduled passengers, with improved check-in, security and baggage reclaim facilities and refurbishments to the terminal concourse.  The international and oil related passenger arrivals and offshore transit lounge have also been refurbished.  Improvements have also been made to the airport fire station and air traffic control tower.

Terminal Contact Details
Sumburgh Airport, (LSI), Shetland Isles, ZE3 9JP
Telephone: 01950 460 905 (Information Desk)
Fax: 01950 460 218
Telephone: 01950 461 000 (Administration)

Airport Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday07:30 - 19:45
Friday07:30 - 20:15
Saturday08:00 - 16:45 (closes 14:45 from 29 Oct-23 Dec 2017)
Sunday10:30 - 20:00 (closes 19:45 from 29 Oct-23 Dec 2017)

Terminal Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday06:30 - 20:00
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:30 - 20:15

The Information Desk is available during opening hours and can be contacted on either tel 01950 460 905 or fax 01950 460 218.

Caffe Volare Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday06:30 - 19:45
Friday06:30 - 20:15
Saturday07:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:30 - 20:00
  • Hot and cold drinks, coffees, teas, hot chocolate and a licensed bar
  • Snacks and light meals including a daily special using locally sourced ingredients
  • Shop – including daily and weekly newspapers, locally made crafts and gifts and last minute toiletries and supplies

Tourist Information

  • Locally run VisitShetland Information Outlet offering the latest information about Shetland including what to do, where to stay, events and contacts from within the area.
  • Services offered include: Wifi / Bureau de Change / Pay phones / ATM / Children’s play area / Quiet room / Baby changing facilities / TV
Mon – Fri 08.45 – 16.45
Sun 10.30 – 17.30

Disabled Facilities
If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline. Flybe can be contacted on 0871 700 0535 or at

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.

Tourist Information
Visit Shetland has some great information about what to see and do during your trip to our island.

Have a look at the Sumburgh airport webcam for some fascinating views around Shetland.

Air Discount Scheme

The Scottish Government’s Air Discount Scheme (ADS) provides a 50% 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