Sumburgh Airport

Sumburgh Airport of Shetland is at the most southern point of the Scottish mainland. The airport sits just 31 kilometres from the town Lerwick. Sumburgh Airport offers a helicopter runway along with the two traditional asphalt airplane runways. The airport, which was first opened on June 3 1936 by Captain E.E. Fresson now offers flights from Flybe by Loganair. These airlines offer flights to Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Inverness along with a seasonal route from Bergen.

The car hire area is located right near the carousel for arrivals baggage. Car hire at Sumburgh Airport is offered by a couple of companies. The agencies suggest that travellers book their car hire reservation well ahead of their holiday travel to ensure the proper vehicle is available for your travel party. Car hire deals can sometimes be found when shopping online and checking prices, discounts, and promotions.

The airport offers modern amenities and resources for travellers. Pay telephones, internet facilities, televisions, ATMs and even a family restroom with changing facilities are offered to keep guests comfortable and connected. Additionally, the airport is home to a café- Airfarye Café- which offers snacks and light meals as well as coffees, liquor products, and soft beverages for purchase. The shop at Sumburgh Airport sells local products, gifts, toiletries, and news items. Disabled guests at Sumburgh Airport will be happy to find accessible toilet facilities, ambulifts and wheelchair ramps, specified parking spaces, and wheelchairs for those who need them.

The information desk at the airport can be contacted by calling Tel: 01950 460 905 or guests can fill out the contact form at with questions or concerns regarding a future or upcoming visit to Sumburgh Airport. Please note that the information desk hours are 6:30 to 20:30 on Mondays thru Fridays, 7:15 to 16:30 on Saturdays, and 10:15 to 20:30 on Sundays.

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