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 Information
Islay Airport (ILY), Glenegedale, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AS
01496 302 022

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri08:30 - 18:40
Sat08:30 - 13:40
Sun11:45 - 16:25
(and by arrangement)

The Information Desk is available during opening hours, on 01496 302 361.

Airport Terminal Passenger Services include:

Airport Cafe – offering teas, coffee, cakes and light snacks (same opening hours as the terminal, as above).

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.

Facilities include:

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

Useful Local Telephone Numbers

Benbecula Airport Information Desk 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 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