Sumburgh Airport Today

With daily flights to all the major Scottish cities, Sumburgh is the major gateway for leisure and business travellers to the Shetland Islands. During the summer months, there is a twice weekly charter flight to Bergen with Flybe departing on Wednesday and Saturday from 26th May to 21st August inclusively.

Flights to the Fair Isle are operated by Direct Flight every Saturday from 1st May to 9th October inclusively – which gives visitors the chance to see the home of “fair isle knitwear”. Today the only source of the genuine article in the world is still Fair Isle, where a small co-operative – Fair Isle Crafts – produces traditional and contemporary sweaters on hand-frame machines, quality-controlled and labeled with Fair Isle’s own trade mark.

When you arrive in the airport Terminal, there is a dedicated car hire company on site for car and van hire. If you need to take a taxi, or prefer to use public transport to take you to your onward destination, then access to both is easily found outside the main terminal door.

Unique to Sumburgh airport is a dedicated Tourist Information Centre, resourced by Visit Shetland staff who are on hand to give you help with accommodation, what to see and do and general information on the island. The centre is manned during most of the airport opening hours (see below for opening hours), and there is a great selection of information available from the centre.

Mon – Fri 07.15 – 19.45
Sat 10.15 – 15.45
Sun 10.30 – 19.45

Airfayre cafe has recently taken over the running of the cafe within the terminal and is bringing its selection of locally sourced products, and menus set by its current successful operation within our Kirkwall airport terminal. Further details and menus are available on the airport information pages.

You can view the latest images from Sumburgh airport by visiting the webcam on the Shetland website at