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 opened the refurbished Sumburgh Airport in February 2017.

HIAL 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 461 000
Fax: 01950 460 218

Airport Opening Hours

Monday to Friday07:30 - 20:15
Saturday07:30 - 14:30
Sunday10:45 - 20:00

Terminal Opening Hours

Monday - Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday06:30 - 16:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:00

Caffe Volare Opening Hours

Main Terminal

Monday - Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 12:30
Sunday10:00 - 19:30


Monday - Saturday06:30 until last scheduled flight departs
Sunday10:15 until last scheduled flight departs

  • 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

Disabled Facilities

If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline.  Loganair can be contacted on 0344 800 2855 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