Airport Information for Kirkwall Airport

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Temporary change to opening hours at Island Kitchen Café

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Island Kitchen Café at Kirkwall Airport will be operating reduced opening hours this week.

The café will be closing at 4pm every day until Friday 27 May (inclusive).  The opening hours are expected to return to normal from Saturday 28 May.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause passengers.  


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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Find out about the wonder of Orkney at visitorkney.com or VisitScotland.com.