Stornoway Airport Information (SYY)

Stornoway Airport (SYY) is located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. It is located on the northern part of the island, in the town of Stornoway, the largest town on the isle, which boasts a population of only 8,000.

Stornoway, Outer Hebrides
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Time Zone
058°12'56"N 006°19'52"W

This airport is primarily a gateway for those wanting to explore the Outer Hebrides and the islands of Lewis and Harris. The summer months are peak visiting months for the Outer Hebrides and services at the airport can be overwhelmed during these times.

Opened in 1937, this airport was originally a military airport used by HATO aircraft. Today the airport is used by commercial aircraft, primarily small regional airlines, as well as at the coast guard and Royal Mail.

This single-terminal airport offers all the standard amenities for a small regional airport. Travellers will find shops, a cafe and bar, baby changing facilities, pay phones, broadband internet access (for a small fee), TVs and a post box.

The airport is also equipped for disabled passengers and features disabled persons' toilets, ramps, stair climber, disabled parking bays and wheelchairs. Please contact the airport ahead of time, if you require special assistance at: +44 (0) 1851 702256.

A regular public bus service is available, connecting the airport to Stornoway town. Otherwise, taxis are available from the airport; however, at peak times, demand can be high and it is recommended that travellers book taxis ahead of time. Many people choose to drive themselves and enjoy the rugged coastline scenery of the Outer Hebrides. Car rental is also an option at Stornoway Airport.


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