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Kirkwall Airport
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Airport type Public
Operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
Serves Mainland, Orkney
Location Kirkwall
Elevation AMSL 58 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 58°57′29″N 002°54′02″W / 58.95806°N 2.90056°W / 58.95806; -2.90056Coordinates: 58°57′29″N 002°54′02″W / 58.95806°N 2.90056°W / 58.95806; -2.90056
Website Kirkwall Airport

Location in Orkney

Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,428 4,685 Asphalt
14/32 680 2,231 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Movements 15,590
Passengers 150,343
Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Kirkwall Airport is the main airport serving the Orkney Islands in Scotland. It is 2.5 nautical miles (2.9 miles or 4.6 km) southeast of Kirkwall, the largest town in Orkney.

The airport, a former RAF base, is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. The airport is used by Flybe franchise service, operated by Loganair.

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