Flying to Kirkwall

Ensuring our passenger’s safety is our utmost priority – below is a list of important considerations to keep in mind when travelling TO Kirkwall Airport:

What safety measures must I adhere to at the airport?

You will be asked to use the supplied sanitiser on your hands before entering the terminal building after alighting the aircraft.

You will also be asked to observe 2-metre physical (social) distancing and directional guidelines throughout the airport at all times.

Will someone direct me when I arrive at the airport?

You will be met by a customer service representative or airline representative at the entrance to the terminal once you land. They will explain the processes to be followed as you move through the terminal.

Do I need to wear a face covering within the terminal?

Yes, in line with current guidance you will be required to wear a face covering from the moment you enter the terminal building until you depart the destination airport at the end of your journey.

Will I be required to undergo a temperature check upon landing into the airport?

No, the advice from the UK and Scottish governments, and Health Protection Scotland, is that temperature checks are not currently required at our airports.

If I require special assistance, will this still be available?

Yes. Please contact Loganair 0344 8002855 or email

Will the Airport café be open?

Unfortunately, the shop is not currently open at Kirkwall Airport.

The café will be open from Monday to Friday 08:00 – 11:30, with a limited menu.  Opening hours will remain under review.

Are the toilet and washroom facilities open in the terminal building?

Yes – the toilets are available for use, though due to the configuration of the toilets these areas are restricted to three people at a time to meet physical distancing measures.

Will bus services operate from the airport?

The bus service by Stagecoach is currently operating to meet scheduled flights. However, a reduced service operates throughout the rest of the day.

Service times are available from Stagecoach on 01856 878 014 or from the airport Information Desk by calling 01856 886 210.

Will taxis be available when I arrive?

Yes. The taxi firms listed below are still operating to and from Kirkwall Airport; however, pre-booking is advised.

  • Craigie’s Taxis – 01856 878787
  • Island Travel – 01856 494737
  • Love Orkney Tours – 07849 756891
  • Orkney Taxis – 01856 875511
  • Harbour Taxis – 01856 490185
  • Orkney Cabs – 01856 875000

Will the car hire desk still be operating within the terminal building?

No. Unfortunately at this time the car hire operator will not be present in the terminal building; however, they are still working from their Kirkwall base.

Please contact the car hire company for further information:

  • W R Tullock – 01856 875 500, or

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