Airport Information

Terminal at Islay

Welcome to Islay Airport

Famous for great malt whisky and known as the “Queen of the Hebrides”

Islay airport is situated almost in the centre of the island.  Islay is know within Scotland as being the “Queen of the Hebrides” for its spectacular scenery, mild climate and the famous malt whiskies it produces. The airport, with its direct link from Glasgow, is the ideal point from which to start exploring this unique island rich in culture and heritage.

Airport Terminal Information
Address: Islay Airport (ILY), Glenegedale, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AS
Telephone: 01496 302 022
Fax: 01496 302 022

Terminal Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18.25
Saturday 09:00-  10:10
Sunday 15:00 – 16.10

The Information Desk is available during opening hours. Please contact the information desk on 01496 302 361.

Please click on the following links to find out more about the security and check in, car parking, car hire, taxi providers, public transport, and general aviation at Islay airport.

Airport Terminal Passenger Services include:

Fly Cuppa – offering teas, coffee, cakes and light snacks

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 10.30 / 15:00 – 18:30
Saturday 08:00-  10:30
Sunday 15:00 – 17:00

There is also a Pay Phone and a display of locally produced crafts.

Disabled Facilities

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

Facilities include:

  • Disabled Toilet
  • Wheelchairs
  • Ramp Facilities
  • Ambulift/Stair Climber
  • Disabled parking Bays

Useful Local Telephone Numbers

Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd 01496 302361
Loganair 01496 302022
Police Scotland, Bowmore 01496 801222
Islay Hospital 01496 301000
Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre 0870 720 0617

Tourist Information

Please follow the link here to our Visitor Pages on Islay which offer ideas on what to see and do on the island, and also some further information on the Islay Air Show which is held annually at the airport.

The local Tourist Board centre is open all year round. Their contact details are:

The Square
Isle of Islay
PA43 7JP
Telephone: 08707 200 617
Fax: 01496 810 363
Website: or

Air Discount Scheme


The SADS Logocottish 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