Ensuring our passenger’s safety is our utmost priority - below is a list of important considerations to keep in mind when travelling to/from the airport from Monday 18 April 2022:
Do I need to arrive at the airport earlier than normal to allow more time?
We always recommend that you allow plenty of time to ensure you can pass through the airport in time for your departure. Please ensure that you check in online and download/print your boarding pass before arrival where possible.
Will physical distancing still be required within the airport?
It will no longer be a legal requirement to adhere to physical distancing indoors, however we are continuing to advise visitors to the airport to keep a safe distance from others wherever possible to minimise any risk to passengers, visitors and our staff.
Do I need to wear a face covering within the terminal?
It will no longer be a legal requirement to wear a face covering in indoor spaces. Please be considerate of those that may choose to continue to wear a face covering.
Am I allowed into the terminal building if I am not flying?
Yes, visitors, as well as passengers and airport staff are allowed in the terminal building.
Can I take hand sanitiser gel and anti-bacterial wipes through airport security in my hand luggage?
Yes, you can take hand sanitiser gel through airport security with your hand luggage, as long as the bottle size is under 100ml, and it is in a sealed, clear plastic bag with your other liquids. Antibacterial wipes are not considered liquids and do not need to be put into your liquids bag.
If I require special assistance, will this still be available?
Yes, special assistance will still be available at the airport. Such requests should be made to your airline in the first instance to explain your requirements.
Will the café be open?
The Café at Islay Airport is currently closed. Vending machines are available in the departure lounge and water bottle filling stations are available both in the main terminal concourse and in the departure lounge.
Are the toilet and washroom facilities open in the terminal building?
There will still be toilet facilities available within all areas of the terminal building.
Will I still be able to use the car park?
Yes, our car park remains available for use.