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Inter-Island Air GuideInternal Air Services

Internal flights to the six outer north isles (Eday, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Sanday, Stronsay and Westray) are currently operated by Loganair Ltd under a Public Service Obligation (PSO) Contract by Orkney Islands Council.

Flights depart from Kirkwall Airport to the airstrips in each of the isles. The Loganair Inter-Island Timetable in available in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Flights can be booked on the Loganair website or by calling 01856 872494.

Process for Setting Timetables

Residents are reminded that the draft inter-island air and ferry service timetables are presented to the Community Councils for consideration in advance of the Air and Ferry Consultative Forums, held biannually.

A transport representative is elected from each island Community Council to attend the Forums to outline the requests from the community in respect of the proposed timetables for the following summer or winter. These meetings are generally held in August, to discuss the future summer timetable, and during February to discuss the winter timetable for the following year. The timetables are then finalised, taking into consideration the points raised at the Forum where possible.

Any special timetable requests by the community, for example to coincide with island events during the year, must be raised by the transport representative at the forum so that these can be considered before the timetables are finalised. Once the timetables have been presented to Committee/Full Council and have been approved, then the timetables are passed to the operators to upload onto their booking system. Please note that timetable changes cannot be considered by the Transportation Service after the timetables have been officially approved unless in exceptional circumstances.

External Flights

External air services will be operated by Loganair.  Bookings can be made on Loganair website via the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Air Discount Scheme

The Air Discount Scheme (ADS) aims to tackle the problem of high air fares for the remotest communities in the Highlands and Islands by providing a discount of 50% on the core air fare on eligible routes.

Please visit the Air Discount Scheme website for details on eligibility and how to apply for this discount.

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