Port-adhair Bhaile na h-Eaglais
|Operator||Highlands and Islands Airports Limited|
|Elevation AMSL||58 ft / 18 m|
Kirkwall Airport (IATA: KOI, ICAO: EGPA) is the main airport serving Orkney in Scotland. It is located 2.5 NM (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) southeast of Kirkwall and is owned by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. The airport is used by Loganair.
The airport was built and commissioned in 1940 as RAF Grimsetter for the defence of the Scapa Flow naval base. In 1943 the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm took over, as RNAS Kirkwall then HMS Robin. Control passed in 1948 to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and in 1986 to Highlands and Islands Airports.
Airlines and destinations
|Loganair|| Aberdeen, Eday, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Sumburgh, Sanday, Stronsay, Westray, Manchester, Wick|
Seasonal: Bergen, Fair Isle, Newcastle
|Royal Mail||Aberdeen, Sumburgh|
Accidents and incidents
- On 25 October 1979, Vickers Viscount G-BFYZ of Alidair was damaged beyond economic repair when the aircraft departed the runway after #4 propeller struck the runway. The nosewheel collapsed when the aircraft reached an intersecting runway.
- Kirkwall - EGPA
- "UK airport data". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "Kirkwall Airport: About Us". Highlands and Islands Airports. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
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