Kirkwall Airport

Located on the Orkney Islands, the northern Scotland airport, Kirkwall Airport, is just under five kilometres from the city of Kirkwall. Flights operated by Logan air fly out of and into Kirkwall Airport from all over Scotland, including Inverness Airport, Edinburg Airport, and Glasgow International Airport. Kirkwall Airport was commissioned in 1940 for the Royal Air Force (RAF), changed hands to the Royal Navy in 1943, and became a civilian outfit in 1948.

Car hire at Kirkwall airport is available, but there is not many providers. It is suggested that travellers book their car hire reservation before they leave online to ensure they are getting the best price, that the vehicle they require will be available, and to speed up the car hire process once on the ground in Kirkwall Airport. Travellers wanting to take a taxi from Kirkwall Airport can reserve their ride before, as well. The on-site taxi services all say that you should pre-book. Larger parties can reserve minibus-type taxis from both Craigies Taxi and Bob‘s Taxis.

Visitors to Kirkwall Airport will likely be coming to enjoy the picturesque and historic Orkney Islands. The islands have all types of activities such as bicycling, hiking, sailing, and sightseeing. The Orkney Islands are home to a World Heritage Site, due to ancient findings on the  island, including Maeshowe, a 5000-year-old stone tomb. Orkney Islands are also home to mysterious stone circles, the prehistoric settlement of Skara Brae, and the oldest distillery of northern Scotch whiskey in the world- Highland Park.

Special circumstances do arrive when travelling with a person who has reduced mobility. The car park at Kirkwall Airport offers spaces reserved for persons with reduced mobility, and the airport also allows for these persons to be dropped-off curb side at the terminal for added convenience. Ramps and ambulifts are in place to allow for exceptional ease of travel, and wheelchairs are available if needed.

Comments are closed.