Airport Information for Kirkwall Airport

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Food and Drink at Kirkwall Airport

The café at our airport serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals. Hot and cold drinks are also available from our vending machines, along with snacks. The vending machines are available adjacent to the inter-island check-in desks and in the departures lounge.

Café opening times:

Monday to Friday  06:15 – 18:30

Saturday  07:00 – 12:00

Sunday  13:00 – 18:30

Kirkwall Airport is a vital connection between the mainland and the Orkney Isles. It operates services to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness as well as island hops to Shetland, Fair Isle and Orkney’s North Isles.

Orkney contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, earning itself the name ‘The Egypt of the North’ from archaeologists.

Generations of seafarers, settlers and visitors have been attracted to this group of more than 70 islands scattered off the northern tip of Scotland's mainland. Today's visitors come in search of wildlife, history, outdoor activities and will find the famed Orcadian welcome.

Built in 1940, the airport was originally used for the defence of the Scapa Flow naval base.  In 1986 the airport passed to Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. 

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