Airport Information

Welcome to Benbecula Airport

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 and Loganair, 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 Benbecula Airport to accommodate the skeleton schedule will be:

Opening Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri08:00 - 08:30
12:00 - 13:30
14:45 - 15:45
Tue, Thurs08:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 12:30
14:45 - 15:45
Sat08:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 13:00
Sun13:00 - 14:30
(and by arrangement)

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.

Flight Information Desk: 01870 602310

Please note that the café is currently closed. 

There is a payphone on site.

Disabled Facilities

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

Facilities include:

  • Disabled Toilets
  • Wheelchairs
  • Ramp Facilities
  • Ambulift/Stair climber
  • Disabled Parking Bays

Useful Local Telephone Numbers

Benbecula Airport 01870 602 051
Northern Constabulary 01870 602 374
Western Isles Tourist Board, Stornoway 01851 703 088
Lochboisdale, South Uist Tourist Board (April – mid October) 01878 700 286
Lochmaddy, North Uist Tourist Board (April – mid October) 01876 500 321
Uist & Barra Hospital 01870 603 603

Tourist Information
Please follow the link from here to the Visitor Pages on Benbecula offering ideas on what to see and do within the region.

The Local Tourist Boards are:

Lochmaddy Tourist Information Centre – open April to mid October
Pier Road
Isle of North Uist
Telephone: 01876 500 321
Fax: 01876 500 321

Lochboisdale Tourist Information Centre – open April to mid October
Pier Road
Isle of South Uist
Telephone: 01878 700 286
Fax: 01878 700 286

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


Benbecula Airport serves the Islands of Benbecula, North and South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. The islands are linked by a series of road causeways, boast fantastic beaches and the machair coastal grassland typical of the regions. They are a popular destination for outdoor pursuits and country sports including salmon fishing.