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Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport Description

Apart from scheduled services to the Scottish mainland and to Shetland, Kirkwall Airport is the base for the original inter-island services introduced and continuously operated by Loganair. We also support daily Royal Mail and newspaper flights. Other airport users include the Fisheries Protection aircraft, various charters and the Northern Lighthouse Board helicopter. Services to island airstrips include the Westray to Papa Westray route which, with a flying time of less than two minutes, is the shortest scheduled air service in the world. The small island airstrips are not managed by HIAL but maintained by Orkney Islands Council. Aircraft operations at Kirkwall are supported by an Air Traffic Control Service while on call services to air ambulance and search and rescue flights are assisted by a Flight Information Officer. An Airport Fire Service is provided on the basis of a Rescue and Fire Fighting Service category 4 airport as detailed in Civil Aviation Publication 168. (Category 5 on request). An Instrument Landing System (ILS) which facilitates aircraft operations in poorer weather conditions was recently installed.

Kirkwall Airport A business room at the terminal building is available for hire at a cost of £10.00 per hour which includes local/national phone calls, flip chart and tea and coffee making facilities. The room can cater for up to 8 people. A private dial-up internet access point is also available including word processing and fax facilities, 50 pence per half hour and 20 pence per page printed. For more information please contact the airport's Information Desk on tel: +44 (0)1856 886210.

The terminal building's amenities include a cafe, bar and a shop. Two televisions are provided - one in the main terminal and one in the departure lounge. Card and coin operated public telephones with low level seating are situated in the main concourse and a coin operated public telephone is available in the departure lounge.

Broadband wireless access, broadband access and dial-up acess are all available in the terminal building at a cost of £1.50 per half hour. For more information please contact the airport's Information Desk on tel: +44 (0)1856 886210.

Kirkwall Airport Disabled Access Provision Wheelchairs are available in the foyer of the terminal building and an Ambulift is also available for use by the airlines for access to/from aircraft by passengers. The terminal building's internal signage is compliant for those with impaired visibility, including hi-visibility flight information screens.

A quiet room and baby change facilities are provided. For further information plese contact the airport's Information Desk on tel: 01856 886210.

For Fares and Timetable information on all scheduled flights to/from destinations outwith Orkney contact British Airways on 01856 873611.

For Fares and Timetable information on local island schedules contact Loganair on 01856 872494 or 873457.

Flying for Fun in Orkney

Why not come to the North for a weekend of flying, superb scenery and brilliant photography opportunities. Kirkwall is the first airport to offer a weekend landing card.

For more information please contact Kirkwall ATC on telephone: 01856 886205 or Airport Information on 01856 886210.

Airport Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1945, Sat 0730-1845 and Sun 0900-1945, all times local. The scheme operates between 1 April and 31 October.

Driving Directions
The airport is situated on the A960 road, 3 miles East of Kirkwall town.

Getting There By Rail
No rail service operates. A taxi service operates to and from the airport.

Getting There By Bus
No bus service currently operating. To reach and go from the Airport the taxi service or car hire is recommended.

Kirkwall Airport Kirkwall Airport

Airport Tel No +44 (0)1856 872421
Fax: (ATC) +44 (0)1856 875051, (Aerodrome Management) +44 (0)1856 886216
Enquiry Desk Tel: 01856 872421

Airport Code: KOI
Airport Address - Kirkwall Airport, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1TH
Ticket Sales - British Airways Ticket Desk
Check-in - British Airways
Taxi Services - Taxis are available outside the terminal building

Airport Data: Domestic Only, Kirkwall 6km (3miles), Position 5857?28"N, 00254?18"W, Operating hours Mon-Fri 0730-1945; Sat 0730-1845, Sun 0900-1945, 1 Passenger Terminal

Passenger Facilities: 2 check-in desks, 2 gates


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General Info
Country United Kingdom
Time UTC 0(+1DT)
Latitude 58.957778
58° 57' 28.00" N
Longitude -2.905000
002° 54' 18.00" W
Elevation 51 feet
16 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° W (01/05)
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 118.3
0715-1945Z++ Mon-Fri;0715-1845Z++ Sat;0845-1945Z++ Sun.

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 CLOSED 3881 x 151 feet
1183 x 46 meters
09/27 4685 x 151 feet
1428 x 46 meters
15/33 2231 x 59 feet
680 x 18 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME KWL KIRKWALL 023X 108.6 At Field -
NDB KW KIRKWALL - 395 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Other Fluids WAI, Water-Alcohol Injection Type, Thrust Augmenation-Jet Aircraft

CSTMS/IMG Ltd CSTMS avbl with PN.
FUEL Opr 0730-1730Z++ Mon-Fri, 0800-1600Z++ Sat, O/T by arng. (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 09 GS 3.5 MEHT 42', PAPI Rwy 27 GS 3.5 MEHT 47 '.
OPR HOURS Opr 0730-1945Z++ Mon-Fri, 0730-1845Z++ Sat, 0900-1945Z++ Sun, O/T by arng.
RSTD PPR. Rwy 06-24 ltd to use by acft 12,566 lb or less. Rpt LDA Rwy 15 is 1837'. Rpt LDA Rwy 09 is 4160'. Rpt LDA Rwy 27 is 4275'.

Runway 09/27

4685 x 151 feet
1428 x 46 meters

Runway 09
True Heading 087.0
Latitude 58.957722
58° 57' 27.80" N
Longitude -2.912917
002° 54' 46.50" W
Landing Distance 4108 feet
1252 meters
Takeoff Distance 4685 feet
1428 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 577 feet
176 meters
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 27
True Heading 267.0
Latitude 58.958306
58° 57' 29.90" N
Longitude -2.887831
002° 53' 16.19" W
Landing Distance 4554 feet
1388 meters
Takeoff Distance 4685 feet
1428 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 131 feet
40 meters
Lighting System HIRL

Runway 15/33

2231 x 59 feet
680 x 18 meters

Runway 15
True Heading 140.0
Latitude 58.960506
58° 57' 37.82" N
Longitude -2.909219
002° 54' 33.19" W
Elevation 38.0 feet
12 meters
Landing Distance 2231 feet
680 meters
Takeoff Distance 2231 feet
680 meters

Runway 33
True Heading 320.0
Latitude 58.956644
58° 57' 23.92" N
Longitude -2.903033
002° 54' 10.92" W
Landing Distance 1837 feet
560 meters
Takeoff Distance 2231 feet
680 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 394 feet
120 meters


Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME KWL 023X 108.6 United Kingdom -
Latitude Longitude Airport
58° 57' 34.82" N
002° 53' 38.21" W

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