Kirkwall Airport is the main airport serving Orkney. It is located 2.5 NM southeast of Kirkwall and is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited.

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.

Built in 1940, Kirkwall airport was originally used for the defence of the Scapa Flow naval base. In 1986 the airport passed to Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, HIAL also operate and manage 10 other Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.

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