|Owner||Foula Airstrip Trust |
|Serves||Foula, Shetland Islands|
|Elevation AMSL||150 ft / 46 m|
The airstrip opened in the 1970s and is run by the Foula Airstrip Trust, Scottish charity number SC021728. Foula is also served by a ferry service running three times a week but it is claimed that tourists prefer the short flight to the 135 minute ferry crossing. Also, the ferry is based on Foula, so a day trip to the island is only possible by air. The flights are used to transport essentials such as prescriptions to the island, which has a population of 38.
Terminals and destinations
Foula is served by a PSO service from Tingwall Airport run by Airtask Group and funded by Shetland Islands Council. The service uses a Britten Norman Islander aircraft and runs 4 times a week, with a flying time of 15 minutes. Flights are heavily weather dependent due to fog and crosswind.
Accidents and incidents
- Griffiths, Rosalind (20 June 2014). "Foula flights halted over lack of fire cover". Shetland Times.
- "Foula Airstrip (Number 2) Trust, SC021728". OSCR.
- "Foula". Visit Shetland.
- "Foula" (PDF). Shetland Heritage.
- "General Information". Foula Heritage. Archived from the original on 30 October 2017.
- "Shetland Islands Inter Island Air Service". Airtask Group.
- "Internal Air Services". Shetland Island Council.
- Bevington, Pete (19 June 2014). "Foula and Skerries flights suspended". Shetland News. Retrieved 3 March 2016.