General Aviation

Front of the airport

Out of Hours

An Out of Hours Permit Scheme operates at some of the HIAL aerodromes. The scheme follows a strict set of guidelines, please see below for the relevant documentation detailing the requirements of the scheme.

Arrangements for flights outside of official opening hours – updated 26.04.19

HIAL Out of Hours Permit Application Form – updated 30.06.20

Please note our Head Office facility is currently closed with staff working from home.  Therefore, we cannot accept or process any applications or cheques by mail.  Applications will only be processed electronically and should be returned to 

Information for Pilots
Pilots are requested to read the following information regarding the airport’s operational information. Please contact the airport before planning your flight.  Islay Airport is strictly 3 hours PPR.

Click here to view General Aviation Guidance Notes 2015 for Islay

Aircraft Refueling Services
Avgas 100LL is available at the airport during opening hours.

Air Charters
The following providers offer air charter services:

Company Contact Information Website
Loganair 0141 848 7594
PDG Helicopters 0870 607 9000
Air Charter Scotland Ltd (Edinburgh) 0131 339 8008
Woodgate Executive Air Charter (Belfast) 01849 422478
Signature Flight Support (Glasgow) 0141 887 8348
Hebridean Air Services 0845 805 7465


Customs Foreign Arrivals & Departure Procedures

Rules are:

If departing Islay direct to an EU destination – No notification required

If arriving at Islay direct from another EU airfield – 4 Hours notice required

Departures to and Arrivals from the Channel Islands – 12 Hours notice required

Departures to and Arrivals from all other non EU Airports – 24 Hours notice required


General Aviation Reports (GAR’s) can be faxed or emailed to:

0870 240 3738 within the UK

+44 1702 294 006 out of the UK